Calm down bags, also known as sensory bags or fidget bags, are small bags or boxes filled with items that can be used to help people calm down and regulate their emotions. They are often used by young children, particularly toddlers, who may not have the verbal skills or self-regulation abilities to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
Anxiety is a common emotion that can affect people of all ages, including toddlers. Young children may not have the same coping skills as adults, and may not be able to verbalize their feelings or understand what is causing their anxiety. This can lead to meltdowns, tantrums, and other challenging behaviors that can be difficult for caregivers to manage. Calm down bags can be a helpful tool for toddlers to use when they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, as they can provide a sense of control and a way to express and cope with their emotions in a healthy way.
You may also want to involve your child in the process of selecting and organizing the items in the bag. This can help them feel more in control and empowered to manage their own emotions. Using a calm down bag can be a helpful tool for helping young children cope with their emotions and manage stress. It’s a simple and easy way to support your child’s well-being and promote relaxation.