Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Finding Balance With Asperger's: Soft Clothing for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

Soft specializes in clothing for children who have sensory processing disorders and are sensitive to seams and tags on clothing. Quinn, 4 ½ years old, didn’t use to have issues with that, but lately has become very irritated by his tags. Soft Clothing was kind enough to send us a 3-pack of seamless underwear, an organic cotton tee, and a lightweight jacket.

Soft Organic Cotton Underwear come in a one or a three pack, either boxers or briefs, and retail starting at $11. Quinn got the boxer variety in size 4-6 and he loves them. They have no seams, elastic, or tags and the fabric is so soft and comfortable that these are his favorite underwear. They feature a spandex sensory fiber blend, so they offer a hugging sensation for children.

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The Two Tone Raglan long-sleeved tee shirt is a unisex baseball tee for everyday wear that comes in gray and either Blue Danube or Yellow Topaz sleeves. It retails for $22. This shirt has flat seaming, so there are no itchy, irritating seams or tags.  Like the underwear, this shirt is uber-comfy and one of Quinn’s favorites now.

Finally, the Soft Army Jacket completely reinvents the classic army jacket but in a sensory-calming way. Retailing at $52, it’s the perfect jacket for everyday with large front pockets, big front snaps, tagless and soft seams. It’s not too heavy or bulky, so it’s perfect for wearing in cooler, but not cold, weather. Quinn wears this jacket most of the time and doesn’t even feel the need to take it off because it’s so comfortable.

All these Soft products have printed labels on organic bio-washed cotton, using AZO free dyes, and water based digital printing. All are so soft that I wish I could let you feel them through the computer. In fact, they are so nice that all of my family wishes we had some in our size. All pieces are made of great quality materials as well, so they are sure to last through many washes. I have doubts they’ll wear out before he outgrows them. I also love that they’re eco-friendly, using organic cotton and healthy dyes, an added plus for me as well as many other families who deal with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

You can buy these and all Soft’s amazing products on their site,

Thank you to Soft Clothing for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon.