Here is the scenario.
In the corner of our living room I have a little play area set up. There is a mini toy box and 3 or 4 bigger push toddler toys. Cooper will be playing in his area and then all of a sudden he will get really silly. He’ll start kicking the toys and thrashing. It’s like a rave. Lights are flashing, firetrucks are going off, dogs are barking, cows are mooing, etc.
And if Sawyer is there he usually get’s hurt from the kicking and thrashing. Cooper will do this for 30 seconds or so and then move on. I can’t tell what brings it on. And in the 30 seconds the room is trashed and Sawyer is crying.
So, do I ignore it?
He will do this in other areas too.
For example, I have a pretty stocked changing table in Sawyer’s room. Lots of diapers, wipes, blankets, etc. Cooper will be reading books next to the changing table and then all of a sudden he is ripping every single item off the changing table.
I know this is totally a sensory thing. But, what do I do? Not only is it destructive it’s messy and frustrating. Should I do a ‘time-out’ every single time? Honestly, I usually can’t catch him during the 30 seconds because he is moving so fast.