A NSW mum has shared a clever Kmart hack to help wash her autistic daughters hair after struggling with huge meltdowns.

Elle Maree shared her hack in a Kmart mums group and due to it being so popular she also shared on a few FB pages.

She wrote, “Hands down my BEST Kmart hack yet!

My little girl is autistic and has a lot of sensory processing issues. Washing her hair is *horrific* for us and ends up in terribly long meltdowns.

After her occupational therapist working some magic with hair brushing and having her laid down to do so, I decided to test out washing her hair laying down.

I cut a side out of a container and chopped up a pool noodle to create soft edges. Combined with some sensory textures, we had a mini hairdresser experience set up in the hallway and there was NO anxiety, NO tears, NO stress. I actually got smiles and an I love you as she relaxed.”

The mother has received thousands of comments praising her for such a clever idea!

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Well done mum!

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  • A brilliant idea in general for little ones who loathe washing their hair for fear of water etc


  • brilliant idea for any children with sensory issues


  • What a very clever mum – thanks for sharing your post.


  • That is fantastic, very clever indeed.


  • Great idea Elle. Anything to make a child feel safe and stress free is a fantastic idea. Love it


  • Well done mum and OT, thinking outside the square again!


  • What a great idea! The things we do for our children. I totally understand this woman’s situation with her child. I have a son with sensory issues and when you find something that works, you just run with it.


  • Very good !


  • What a clever idea, Kmart has really awesome stuff to use.


  • well done mummy. you daughter is lucky to have you


  • What a clever mum. Great way to think outside the square to help them both through the experience and turn it into a positive.


  • I love Kmart! I wish I’d thought of this when my kids were babies!


  • it must take so much effort to think about getting around everyday things such as this. great job to her


  • What an awesome mum!


  • clever mum


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