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Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. It’s a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Children with SPD are often oversensitive to things in their environment. Common sounds may be painful or overwhelming and/or the soft touch of a shirt may chafe their skin.

The transition to solid foods can be a tremendous challenge. Lauren’s daughter was refusing to eat when she contacted us. We were so eager to help and luckily our soft pouch top provided some relief:


Sensory Processing DisorderDear ChooMee,

My 7 month old has Sensory Processing Disorder and an aversion to soft things in her mouth. She was losing weight due to hating nursing which is when we requested your product.

ChooMee’s Sip’n soft top has changed the way our daughter eats! She needs the sensory feedback she gets from biting the silicone spout in order to maintain her focus on eating long enough to consume sufficient calories. Sensory Processing Disorder has come with a slew of challenges, but one small part has been made easier thanks to your product! I also use them with my 2 1/2 year old simply to reduce messy spills! I’ve told our Occupational and Speech Therapists about them as well as many friends! Everyone thinks you have created a brilliant product!

Thanks again!


We realize our contribution to this family is only a small one but this Sip’n success story resonates very deeply for us. Thank you Mommy Lauren in IN for allowing us to share your experience.

To find more information online, SPD Foundation is a great starting point.

We’ve included a list of common symptoms for each particular age group below. Of course check with a professional experienced with treating Sensory Processing Disorder in order to learn more.


Infant/ Toddler Checklist:

  • My infant/toddler has problems eating.
  • My infant/toddler refused to go to anyone but me.
  • My infant/toddler has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • My infant/toddler is extremely irritable when I dress him/her; seems to be uncomfortable in clothes.
  • My infant/toddler rarely plays with toys, especially those requiring dexterity.
  • My infant/toddler has difficulty shifting focus from one object/activity to another.
  • My infant/toddler does not notice pain or is slow to respond when hurt.
  • My infant/toddler resists cuddling, arches back away from the person holding him.
  • My infant/toddler cannot calm self by sucking on a pacifier, looking at toys, or listening to my voice.
  • My infant/toddler has a “floppy” body, bumps into things and has poor balance.
  • My infant/toddler does little or no babbling, vocalizing.
  • My infant/toddler is easily startled.
  • My infant/toddler is extremely active and is constantly moving body/limbs or runs endlessly.
  • My infant/toddler seems to be delayed in crawling, standing, walking or running.


Pre-School Checklist:

  • My child has difficulty being toilet trained.
  • My child is overly sensitive to stimulation, overreacts to or does not like touch, noise, smells, etc.
  • My child is unaware of being touched/bumped unless done with extreme force/intensity.
  • My child has difficulty learning and/or avoids performing fine motor tasks such as using crayons and fasteners on clothing.
  • My child seems unsure how to move his/her body in space, is clumsy and awkward.
  • My child has difficulty learning new motor tasks.
  • My child is in constant motion.
  • My child gets in everyone else’s space and/or touches everything around him.
  • My child has difficulty making friends (overly aggressive or passive/ withdrawn).
  • My child is intense, demanding or hard to calm and has difficulty with transitions.
  • My child has sudden mood changes and temper tantrums that are unexpected.
  • My child seems weak, slumps when sitting/standing; prefers sedentary activities.
  • It is hard to understand my child’s speech.
  • My child does not seem to understand verbal instructions.


School Age:

  • My child is overly sensitive to stimulation, overreacts to or does not like touch, noise, smells, etc.
  • My child is easily distracted in the classroom, often out of his/her seat, fidgety.
  • My child is easily overwhelmed at the playground, during recess and in class.
  • My child is slow to perform tasks.
  • My child has difficulty performing or avoids fine motor tasks such as handwriting.
  • My child appears clumsy and stumbles often, slouches in chair.
  • My child craves rough housing, tackling/wrestling games.
  • My child is slow to learn new activities.
  • My child is in constant motion.
  • My child has difficulty learning new motor tasks and prefers sedentary activities.
  • My child has difficulty making friends (overly aggressive or passive/ withdrawn).
  • My child gets stuck on tasks and has difficulty changing to another task.
  • My child confuses similar sounding words, misinterprets questions or requests.
  • My child has difficulty reading, especially aloud.
  • My child stumbles over words; speech lacks fluency, and rhythm is hesitant.


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