If you have an autistic child, you have to pay extra attention to the type of furniture you choose for their rooms and your house. Autistic kids struggle with processing information taken in through their senses, so you will have to think about their sensory needs. Their rooms should be a haven for them when things get overwhelming. Inquire about their preference when it comes to a few things in the room so that they able to own the space. All things said and done, your child’s safety is of the utmost importance. You will have to forego a few items that other kids use, and here is a list of some of them.
A simple headboard poses a great threat to an autistic child. Stimming is pretty normal in small kids, but it can also cause injuries, especially in children with special needs. Buy a simple platform bed and paint the wall above the bed instead. Our Wyoming Bed is a simple platform bed that has slowly become a favourite of many due to its simple and practical design.
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If you have a hyperactive child, avoid furniture items with glass mirrors. You can replace the glass with reflective acrylic material or forego it altogether.
Bright colours and patterns
Intense, vibrant colours can upset an autistic child with hypersensitivity. Opt for neutral, low-intensity colours such as grey, blue, browns, etc. Our Wyoming Bed comes in a satin black colour, light grey, pearl gold ivory, and it can also be customised to fit your needs. When it comes to the walls, avoid wallpapers with busy patterns and reflective materials.
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When shopping for an autistic child, you want to make sure that you choose heavy and sturdy pieces that your child cannot pull over. This should also be the case in your entire home or in areas where your child has access to. Our Extreme Opal Sofa would be a great fit for your living area. It is fully boarded out on impact areas, ensuring that your child is protected from any injuries as he/she runs around the house. If you can, fasten what you can to the wall for extra security. It is also more economical to buy heavy and sturdy pieces because they will last much longer, no matter how hard your child is on them.
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