Hair brushing, grooming in general... help...
dx so far is PDD NOS... She also thinks he has some sensory issues that are worth looking at too.
I never thought I would need help with any of it, but we dont start OT for a couple few more weeks and I am at my wits end...
DS, 3 1/2, will not let me brush his hair, cut his nails, bathe him, and the ultimate issue is getting his hair cut.
We slog through bathtime every other day to make it easier on him (and me)... cut his nails once a week (if that, mostly whenever I notice he can pick his skin/scabs again) and I take three or four days once every few months to get his hair a little at a time (just out of his face and off his shoulders) but it is still long enough to need brushing a couple times a day without looking like a ragamuffin (Id hold him down and buzz it all but don't feel like traumatizing him, we tried that when he was one and a half and he still wont go near a pair of clippers)
Which brings me to my question,
Is there any one hairbrush that kids with these issues prefer? When I say he doesnt want his hair brushed, I mean that we go into full on meltdown whenever he even thinks Im going to brush his hair.
How can I make grooming easier on him... like I said, we start OT soon, but in the meantime I could use some suggestions because what Im doing is not working