Welcome to the fascinating world of the vestibular system. The vestibular system is anchored in the inner ear, giving the body it’s sense of balance and movement.
You can have seeker and avoiders in this sense. The seekers don’t always take in all that the vestibular system is receiving, so they crave more and more movement, spinning, being upside down, etc. Avoiders and extra sensitive to this input and become fearful or aggressive as they try and control their world.
Regardless, the vestibular system is extra finicky. An activity can quickly go from beneficial to harmful in a matter of seconds. PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR CHILD’S LEAD! If they are enjoying a spin with you while you’re dancing, great. But as soon as they’re done, be done. Use extreme caution and common sense with these activities.
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Hang Upside Down from a Parent’s Arm
Roll Down a Hill
Common Household Equipment
Ride a Bike
Walk on an Unstable Surface (Pillows, Couch Cushions)
Hang off Couch