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Morph Suit - yay or may?

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SilkStalkings Fri 02-Nov-12 19:29:37

Ds1 is 7 and has mild (now) Aspergers. Pretty much Everyday after school he changes into a fleece snuggle suit and has done so for the last couple of years. He was very struck by those Morph Suits (top-to-toe spandex!) advertised on CBBC and I know it would make his Christmas.
However, he has really noticed his social differences since starting junior school this year and has been feeling lonely and down.
Am a bit stuck whether I should be encouraging his uniqueness or helping him try to fit in more (not that the morph suit would go to school haha.) Not sure a morph suit will help with the latter.
Thoughts please?

Ineedalife Fri 02-Nov-12 19:40:27

I havent seen them but after school in his own home I dont see that it would do any harm.

Dd3 changes into her PJ's when she isnt going out again after school and often doesnt get dressed at the weekends and in the holidays if we are staying in.

moleskin Fri 02-Nov-12 19:43:50

Dd1 has lots of mates that are boys who all have morph suits that they wear to every available fancy dress/party/disco/Halloween etc! They seem to be the in thing!! So I can't see that it would be doing much harm as lots of kids his age have them, it just may be that he will get a bit more wear out of his smile

Ineedalife Fri 02-Nov-12 19:48:12

Wow, they are coolsmile

I just googledgrin

They are officially cool!!

DS2 wants one for Xmas.. (he has ASD and MLD) because he has seen other teenagers with them. Only problem is he wants a black one, and as he is 6 ft tall and very very thin he's going to look like a spider grin

coff33pot Fri 02-Nov-12 21:07:24

Just googled ! they are wicked! I am going to see DS opinion lol I bed he would want the tuxedo for james bond or the ninja! grin

coff33pot Fri 02-Nov-12 21:23:46

now you have done it grin he wants the ugly zombie or the mummy horrible child grin

BeeMom Fri 02-Nov-12 21:29:20

I say yay... in fact, I am now considering one for my 14 yo DS. Until he outgrew it, DS used to sleep in a one piece fleece adult sized union suit - not because he needed to be in something like that, but because he was comfortable in it and could settle at night.

Now, if I were to get him a MorphSuit, it would be with the "don't wear it out of the house" set of rules, but I could see how, particularly for a child with ASD, one of these could help a lot with sensory regulation. It seems to me to provide the same sort of beep pressure that BodySox would

BeeMom Fri 02-Nov-12 21:37:56

Ummm... deep pressure. Not quite sure what "beep pressure" is, but I don't want my 14 yo DS to know anything about it, hmm

coff33pot Fri 02-Nov-12 21:39:43

I have a problem............I was looking at them on Amazon AND amongst them were fancy dress suits of blow up cowboys and horses, blow up ballerinas.

blush DS said "ooooooh! instead of ninja could I have that blow up potato!blush

ahem..........it was a willy grin

BeeMom Sat 03-Nov-12 00:25:14

Ummm... NO!

zzzzz Sat 03-Nov-12 04:51:39

grin coffee.

WandaDoff Sat 03-Nov-12 04:57:40

I had a full body leotard at the age of 14 that I was unbelievably comfortable in.

Much more than ordinary clothes.

SilkStalkings Sat 03-Nov-12 08:48:59

Oh all right then. I Stupidly showed him a pic of the Bodysock thing once and he slept in his duvet cover for a bit afterwards he was so impressed. Morph suit seems a happy compromise to that.grin

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