HOW CAN KOZIE CLOTHES’ SENSORY COMPRESSION CLOTHING HELP YOUR CHILD?
Compression clothing is like a firm and gentle hug which can be a perfect way to expose your child with neurological or medical conditions to both tactile and proprioceptive deep pressure sensory input. Evidence shows this type of sensory input has calming effects on the child’s central nervous system. Deep pressure input can help improve calm, organization, mood, etc., by increasing endorphin levels (happy hormones-such as dopamine and serotonin), while slowing down involuntary functions related to stress and anxiety, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and decreasing the stress hormone cortisol.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM KOZIES’ COMPRESSION DEEP PRESSURE CLOTHING?
Many conditions can greatly benefit from this type of tactile and deep pressure sensory input such as the following, however not limited to:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Postural Disorders
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Motor Coordination Disorders
- Premature Births
- Neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS
WHAT FABRIC WORKS BEST FOR COMPRESSION CLOTHING?
At Kozie Clothes we consciously make all our compression clothing out of Nylon spandex instead of cotton. Why do you ask? Let’s start with the fit. Nylon spandex is stronger and has tremendous elasticity that returns to its original shape. The 4-way stretch moves with your child no matter what activity they’re engaged in, providing uninterrupted compression as opposed to other fabrics. Nylon spandex feels light and comfortable while the fit offers tight compression. Other advantages include better moisture-wicking and breathability. Believe it or not, cotton can hold up to a quarter of its weight in water! In a nutshell, Nylon spandex is the best way to get consistent comfortable compression, moisture-wicking, and breathability allowing the child’s muscles to move comfortably during play.