Fun Sensory Activities for climbers

Once they realize that they can move around, toddlers want to always be in motion. Long gone are the days when you would have to roll them in their cots. No, they have discovered that they can walk, climb, run and jog around. They therefore want to make the best use of this opportunity.

And so you will always be complaining and ranting with the kid not paying attention to what you are saying. They just want to be on the move, Jumping. Running and climbing. It could be dangerous but they do not really care.

For children with autism and ADHD, the situation is even grimmer. They are always on the move. And it gives them comfort to do so. So they will jump on your couches destroying them. They will also want to climb on your bookshelves and clothes cabinets no matter how dangerous some of these activities really are.

So what activities should sensory climbing kids be put into if you want to calm them down for a bit

  • Bouncing off on the trampoline

The trampoline has for long been used to help kids use up pent up energy while at the same time being a good sensory activity for kids on the autism spectrum disorder. Studies have shown that the trampoline helps with muscle development as well as get the child more aware of their body. It also fosters motor skills.

While buying a personal indoor mini trampoline might be expensive, you could always go to a park trampoline and have fun while out there. But make sure that your child is safe while jumping on the park trampoline.

  • Running

Running is a great activity that will get your child tired and at the same time using most of the pent up energy that they had.

  • Swimming

Swimming is a fun activity for your child that when learned could form part of a great fun activity for the entire family when you go out to swim with your kid.

  • Rolling on safe places

You could ask your kid to roll on soft padded places such as on the bed. You could also get a foam carpet so that your child rolls out on it.

  • Climbing on holds

While it might not be possible to go for mountain or hill climbing activities, you could install climbing holds in your home so that your child will be climbing on them. The activity gets them really jolly while at the same time providing the proprioceptive and vestibular input that they were looking for.

  • Jogging

Yes, though you are not trying to get them to lose weight, jogging is a good exercise that will tire your child. You could also ask them to help them around activities in the house. They could for example carry books and laundry around the house. The activity will make them glad that they were involved around the house while at the same time helping them spend some of the excess energy bottled up in those small bodies.


How to choose the best cabin tents with screened porch

Camping can be an excellent distraction from the usual family routine of trips abroad and sandy beaches. For an out of the world camping experience, you will need the right tent to suit all of your needs.

The reason campers prefer cabin tents is that they have walled structures that look like a cabin for ultimate privacy and space. The tents are generally comfortable, and they offer enough space to allow you to walk freely in the tent.

Why you should get a cabin tent with a screened porch

Cabin tents with screened porches are very versatile, and they come in various designs. These tents usually have a floor area that prevents rain from running on the ground to your sleeping areas. They also provide enough space for kids to play in as well as a storage area for your equipment.

Imagine spending some quality time on a porch over a fizzy drink in the summer or warm cocoa over the winter? The screened porches are more enjoyable because they provide space for you and your loved ones to bond away from the irritating mosquito attacks. Screened porches are made using mesh, which translates to additional airflow for optimum comfort.

Things to consider when choosing a cabin tent with screened porch

When you are out selecting a tent, the following are some of the factors you should keep in mind:

Large size

To get the right cabin tent, you will need to know how many people will be using it. Luckily, cabin tents are widely available, making it easy for you to choose the right size as per your needs.  They are roomy enough to accommodate a large family, as well as your gear.

 If you need separate rooms, the cabin tent will offer you all the privacy you need. Space allows you to enjoy spending time inside the tent. Besides this, consider the height to avoid stooping when you are walking around. 

Easy Set up

Cabin tents are large and bulky; however, they should be easily portable.  A tent that is easy to set up reduces the amount of time you use up and the trouble of transporting it.


The fabric should be water-resistant and well-sealed to avoid water leaks. Canvas material is hardwearing and thus very suitable and long-lasting. The canvas tents are a little more costly than tents made from other materials, but their durability makes them worth every penny.

Protection from elements

The whole point of getting a tent is to ensure that you get a taste of the outdoors while protected from natural elements such as wind rain, thunder, and wind.  You will need to select a good quality cabin tent that offers you and your loved ones enough protection.


When looking for the best cabin tents with screened porches, you will need to consider all that you want your tent to provide.  For the camping enthusiasts, getting a cabin tent with a screened porch is important. The above-detailed factors should help you find the perfect fit for your needs.


Toilet Paper Sprays are the new Wet Wipes

I do not know how many times I will have to say this but am ready to continue yapping and yapping till the end of time; toilet paper will never wipe your bum really well. Not unless you use some toilet paper moisteners or a bidet to do a thorough job. But if you continue insisting on toilet paper then you are in for a rude shock. The only thing that you will continue singing about is how chaffed your bum is. How you got some painful anal fissures and bruises or even talk of that UTI that you have been taking meds for without things improving.

Well, if you are looking for better things, then you need to think about things such as wet wipes. But the case of wet wipes is another. While most are labeled as flushable, they are only flushable in theory. As in out of sight and out of mind. But the next thing you will be witnessing is usage of too much water trying to unclog your sewer system or calling plumbers to come and fix your mess.

Very few flushable wipes do indeed disintegrate and even when they do so, it is slowly.

I also advocate for toilet bidets whether portable or otherwise although most Americans have been so preoccupied with the idea of toilet paper that they see bidets as a more Eastern thing to be practiced by Japanese, Indians and Chinese. But I have never heard these bidet users complain of chaffing, fissures or UTI. So I leave you to be the judge on what is better between use of bidet and dry toilet paper.

But things are not that bad for Americans. They can still redeem themselves as the civilized people of the United States of America by adopting toilet paper sprays. What toilet paper sprays do is that they moisten your toilet paper so well so that it feels like your normal wet wipe. And the good thing is that the toilet paper is still flushable.

Toilet paper sprays, gels or mists as they are called are made with natural ingredients that are hypoallergenic and would not irritate your bum skin. Some of ingredients include: witch hazel, coconut oil, aloe Vera and glycerin.

You need to apply a thin film of the gel lest the paper becomes too soggy and you end up touching your poop. At the same time, you should be using high quality toilet paper such as charmin or cottonelle that have been found to be thick and good to use. Otherwise low quality toilet paper will only disappoint you.

How to use the toilet paper spray

  • Wipe your bum normally with toilet paper
  • Fold a few pieces of TP and apply a thin film of the spray
  • Use it to wipe your bum and you are good to go.

Speech Skills for Nonverbal Kids on the Autism Spectrum

When I was watching Atypical, the movie that I have reviewed in this post,  I noticed that Sam Gardner, the main character, could have at one time proved to be nonverbal and his parents did everything that was in their power to change this. There is this scene where the mother and father are going through stuff they have kept and the mother says that she is giving out his toddler play things. And then she fishes out what looked to me like MK feelings card that are usually bought for nonverbal autistic kids. And it gets me really thinking. Could the Sam Gardner who is portrayed as an autistic savant owing to his brilliance in school have been nonverbal in his formative years? What with his brilliance in biology, immense knowledge about penguins and the Arctic and all that? It really got me thinking!

Anyway, the scene is also testament that when you find that your autistic child is not talking, it is not the end of life. Actually, it could mean the start of so many things. The only thing that you need is to brace yourself and be ready to work really hard to get the kiddo speaking. You also need to think about investing in toys that will help the kid with verbal skills. Also think of taking the kid to a speech therapist as well as an occupational therapist who will help them with gaining communication and social interaction skills as well as assessing the needs and talents of the child so that you can then get them adaptive tools to help them.

Speech skills for autistic kids

  1. Though you will be buying audio toys for the kids, you need to have them removed off their batteries so that the kid can learn how to imitate the sounds of the toy and therefore learn verbal skills in this way.
  2. As much as the kid is not speaking, take them to places where there are other kids who are chatting animatedly. Caution though should be taken lest there is too much auditory stimulation that could cause the child get a meltdown. In such cases, you need to get them some earmuffs that reduce the noise. The social gathering would however be key in fostering social interaction with the real world. Games can also be encouraged that allow for multiple players.
  3. Learning of words or sounds should be gradual. Be always patient with the kid even if you feel that they are just too slow in their learning. If you try to hurry them up, you might irritate them and they could turn aggressive which is not something that you would really entertain.
  4. Other than speech skills, kids on the spectrum have tactile needs. They want to feel senses. This can be addressed through weighted vests, sensory boards as well toys that involve their fine motor skills.

In the movie Atypical, I think what really stands out is the mother’s resilience. Well, she might have cheated and had sexual relations with that stoned bar guy, but you cannot blame her entirely for that. You also need to learn that Doug, the father, had actually evaded the home and left the family when he realized that nothing could be done to his autistic son. The mother was fast enough to start thinking about behavioral therapy and that is what sets Sam Gardner from the rest of sad autistic cases where parents do not intervene and are too scared when the diagnosis is read out. Through her resilience, hard work and sacrifice, the family stands. You should also notice that she is the one going to the support groups of parents with kids on the spectrum. Doug only comes later and actually does not even know about people language first. He refers Sam as an autistic child rather than a kid on the autism spectrum disorder.We cannot therefore hate her now that she went out of wedlock and had a thing with the bar guy.


Atypical: Netflix movie for Autism

I am a movie guy. Every weekend that I am able to be free, I make sure that I watch a movie. And what better way to spend a weekend than watch a movie about a topic that I am enthusiastic about. I have been working with autistic children at a special needs centre in Kenya and I have met so many kids who are on the autism spectrum disorder. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to watch Atypical, I binge watched season 1 and shortly after watched season 2.

I am always late on movies. So I did not watch it when it was showing on the telly. No, I had to buy it from the movie guys in my area. So they recommend it to me knowing very well that I am interested in the topic. And that sees me watching it and I can now say that it is one of the best netflix movies on autism that you will ever land your hands on.

The movie involves a high school going kid, Sam Gardner who is on the spectrum. Sam is 18 years and has decided to start dating (as well as having sex). This makes the whole family transition as they all help Sam to get a girl.

Sam’s social interactional skills are bad. He had mind blindness and rarely empathizes with anyone. He will speak his mind and be so honest that at most times, it hurts.

Successes of the movie

The movie would help people who do not know about autism have a clue on it as well as understand those that are on the spectrum.

It encourages behavioral and speech therapy for people who are on the spectrum.

It is a story of resilience and persistence for both Sam and his parents.

It encourages fathers not to be absentee parents as this affects the growth of their kids. And in a case like that of Sam who has autism, we see how when Doug mans up, how the boy is able to transform

Failures of the movie

It is based on so many stereotypes on autistic people such as that they are non-empathetic and too honest, that they are savants who are so bright. It also uses Sam who is a highly functioning autistic kid. This is not always the case in many homes.

There is nobody who is autistic in the lead team of the series; neither the actors nor the directors.


Preventing your patient from falls in bed

When working in hospices or home care for invalid patients, all caution should be taken that the patient is safe. One of the commonest things that happen with these patients is that they either fall in their sleep or are feeling too much contained in the bed space that they end up falling as they wander away. This especially happens in the morning. So getting a bed rail for these people is of extreme importance.

Advantages of bed rails in hospital bed

Bed rails help prevent patient from falls. Dementia patients love wandering away all the time. So they will wake up and want to go away. As they do so, they might end up falling from the bed to the hard floor causing injuries and this could lead to more time in bed than you had thought it would take them.

Bed railings for seniors prevent wandering away. Picture this: you have a patient who wants to go away from you. Maybe they are having mental problems and they feel entrapped or caged with you. So they are looking for a way out. With rails, they are able to be withheld temporarily before you come and see to it that they do not leave the house.

Rails create independence in toddler who are just leaving the cot and starting to sleep in an adult bed. With the rails, they will not fall and still enjoy the comfort of a bed.

Disadvantages of bed rails

They might lead to entrapment. A condition where when the patient gets entrapped either between the rail spaces or split rails as they try to stand. Entrapment can even cause death or heavy injuries.

At the same time, bed rails especially when they are metallic and bare can cause injuries to seizure patients who are having head tremors. As they get the seizure fits, they will tremble hitting their heads and body parts against the rails and become injured.




The dangers of taking male enhancement pills

As people pop Viagra, Cialis and all forms of quick erect pills, they ignore the fact that these pills affect their cardiac activity. I have read through studies showing that taking Viagra increases your heart rate and all that, yet you still see men with high blood pressure, hypertension taking the blue boner pill.

Could it be because of ignorance or is it that they just want to enjoy the moment and just ignore the repercussions. Interestingly, most of the Viagra pill takers are educated and well to do off so the must have information at their fingers tips. They take the pills just out of desperation to get their libido up.

At the same time, there are those genuine takers who only take it because they do not know the consequences. In this post, I write to them informing them of the Viagra side effects.

They are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Impaired or blurred vision
  • Injury on the genitalia because of too much hardness

So how do these sex pills work

When you are sexually stimulated, a man produces nitric oxide by the brain to the erectile muscle of the penis. The nitric oxide stimulates enzyme that produces messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).

The cGMP on the other hand causes the penis to dilate so that the tissue fills up with blood causing an erection. When Viagra and Cialis are taken, they cause the cGMP effect to continue for a long time so that more blood flows to the penis.



Will Caffeine in Phenq cause me insomnia

So a user who has been thinking of phenq shoots me an email and they sound desperate for an answer. The email arrives in my inbox on Sunday and I have a tendency of not answering emails on Sundays till Monday since I am with family. But the person seems to be in a fix.

They want to use phenq diet pills but they are worried that they might get all sorts of side effects from using it after reading that it contains a high amount of caffeine.

Caffeine is a good thermogenic fat burner. However, it should also be noted that it could cause a myriad of problems such as insomnia, anxiety as well as red blood shot eyes during the day.

The caffeine in phenq is so much that you are warned against taking the pill after 3.00pm

Other side effects of phenq

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Low appetite. Remember it works mostly by suppressing appetite.

Who should not use phenq

  1. Pregnant women
  2. Underage kids no matter how obese they might be
  3. diabetic people since they need to eat and phenq might make them feel full even when their blood sugar is rock bottom.

Do male Enhancement Pills Help those with erectile Dysfunction

In our earlier post on Ed, we looked at the causes why a healthy man might just find themselves battling with this ugly situation of not pleasing their women simply because they are not able to get or maintain an erection.

In today’s post, we watch a video on whether male enhancement pills do work to improve a man’s erections as well whether you should buy them.

Refuting Dr. Leroy’s answer on male enhancement pills

Now Dr. Leroy says that male enhancement pills do not work to alleviate erectile dysfunction. But has anybody ever told him of aphrodisiacs such as ashwagandha or great sex pill such as testogen. My favourite and best male enhancement pill got to be male extra since I have seen that it is very effective.

It has worked for me and I believe that it should work for you too.

You will find that this pill works by increasing your level of blood going to the phallus.

According to, increasing your testosterone levels is also important if you are to get any enhancement benefits. But why?

  • Testosterone is great in making men horny
  • It gives them more libido
  • Makes their bodies active such that they are able to spring to attention very fast.



What does your bra color say about you?

We already spoke about pumps for moms and today we talk about another topic surrounding the same, bra color.

Apparently, there is much more to bra colors than we think. Personally, I have always preferred black bras because they work so well with almost everything I wear. Furthermore, they do not appear so visible from the outside when worn with brightly colored tops and dresses.  But that is just me. You probably like another color and I am sure you have your own reasons.

I will start with black because it is my favorite. Research shows that a black bra is liked by the ambitious and mysterious women. Yes! You got it, and it sounds like my true definition. These women are go getters and their sense of smile is quite sophisticated. It also signifies elegance. You can never go wrong with a black bra. Whether you wear it with a red, yellow, white or blue panties, it compliments well.

White bras are liked by the fairly innocent women. These women are always on a go slow mood and them like simplicity more than anything else. White bra is also a certified symbol of purity. Al least now you know the color to wear on your wedding day.

A red bra is a sexy bra. It is commonly loved by women whose personalities ooze with passion. From a different angle, the red color also signifies dominance. Individuals with this trait always try to take the lead position in everything they do. From simple household duties to career and bed moments, they are always at the top of their game.

Pink color is feminine and so are pink bras. I am sure you have seen women decorate the bedrooms of their baby girls with pink items (Teddy bears, drawings, blankets, etc). Pink nurtures girlish tendencies. It makes one feel playful, soft and tender. It also symbolizes hope and optimism. Now you know which bra to wear and when to wear it.