Fidget with all the things!

fidgets

#1
Hello wonderful brains and hearts!

Fidget gadgets and toys can be wonderful tools in helping the brain focus, by occupying that finicky floating attention! Of course, we are all unique and wonderful individuals, so our fidget gadget/toy needs can vary from person to person! With that in mind I wanted to create this topic as a… well… a toolbox! A place we can suggest different fidgets, all in a central location for (hopefully) easy searching!

Here are some of the fidgets that where linked in the HTADHD video about fidgeting, as well as, some of my personal favorites!:
The Ultimate Fidget! (Amazon, Fidgetland)
Boinks (Amazon)
Tangle (Amazon)
Fidgipod (Amazon)
Spinner rings (as in finger rings!) (Amazon)
The Fidget Cube (Antsy Labs)

So what about you lovely people? What fidgets do you recommend? :slight_smile:

Disclaimer: In case it wasn’t apparent, this is not an advertisement for these products. This topic is for suggestions meant to be shared with people who might find them useful for their fidgeting. <3


Fidgets
#2

FYI I modified the links in this post so they aren’t a referral.

We’re fine with linking products, but please try to remove the extended URLs


#3

Thank youuuu! I didn’t even realize they did that!
:heart:


#4

So here’s an example:

https://www.amazon.com/Tangle-Creations-8800-Relax-Therapy/dp/B001EWC5M4/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1452620401&sr=1-2&keywords=tangle+fidget

Amazon only needs the /dp/B********* after it the product name. The stuff after it is unnecessary and sometimes are referral links for other people getting paid. I’d like to keep that to a minimal. We’re a support form, not an advertising center.

Down the road, things may change to help fund the servers, Jessica & Edward and if they make enough $$$ to hire some more people to help them.

Big props for all the @patrons who support and enable Jessica & Edward to have their channel become their full time job.


#5

Gotchya! Okay that’s really good to know. I’ve always wondered why some amazon links tend to go for a mile and a half. Thank you Scot! You’re a life saver!

And yes! Huge shout out to all the patrons! Y’ALL ROCK. :heart:


#6

I love the fidget cubes and I have a tangle at home. I am looking for something like an exercise band or ball I can gently kick or bounce with my feet at work though because I have wrist issues and sometimes the cubes exacerbate them.


#7

I’d also love to add that having more than one of the cubes has been a lifesaver for me so I don’t lose/misplace one when trying to take it to and from work. :slight_smile:


#8

I know there is a portable foot fidget but it’s ridiculously expensive :frowning: . You can actually search “foot fidget” in amazon and it does come up with some things that might work pending how your desk is setup? Clearly… we need more foot fidgets!


#9

That’s why I figured a small exercise ball might work! I don’t have a lot of options to really change my space, as it is I’m already kind short for how the desk and chairs are set. I’m also always sitting cross legged on the chair or sitting close enough to put a foot at a time against the wall. I’ve come across some nice ideas of tying stretchy cables or an exercise band to chair legs, but my chair has no legs, it’s basically a pole on wheels like a lot of office chairs.


#10

I’ll have to try that too. I don’t really have a place to put any bands or anything… and I cannot pay $100 for a portable foot fidget… especially since I don’t know how durable it is… I tend to put a lot of force behind my leg movements. :grimacing: But maybe a small exercise ball would do the trick! It sounds like a great idea! I tend to sit on one leg while the other dangles and 1. that eventually hurts… cause I can’t reach the ground… 2. I do have a foot rest thing but like… having something I could bounce my leg on that ACTUALLY bounces with me? Sounds great. I’ll have to try and remember to look into buying one soon!! We could be small exercise ball testing buddies :joy:


#11

I’m just looking forward to the response from my boss. Ultimately he won’t care as long as I am productive but he’ll certainly have a moment of surprise/confusion at one point Lol :joy:


#12

My favorite fidget is the Mobii from Steelynx – seriously they are so fantastic I keep one at every desk and table in my house, in my car, and in my pocket.

I also love Thinking Putty … I can’t even count the number times a tin has helped me through a long meeting, and I almost require putty in my hands to watch more than 10 minutes of a movie without getting bored and going elsewhere.


#13

I love spinner rings! My stand in for my lost wedding ring is a spinner ring I got from my mom :3


#14

I wasn’t even awayre I’m doing this, or at least that it’s something I do for fidgeting:

I always keep a Deuserband close to my desk. (Don’t buy it from that link, btw - it’s seriously overpriced!) It’s a large rubber band that can be used as a multi-function training device. So while watching videos or doing something else that doen’t involve engaging my hands, I’ll just grab it and do some excercises. That’s actually why I started doing it - I get way too little excercise, so every bit is welcome. Fidgeting didn’t even occur to me until much later.


#15

I like the idea of the fidget ring, because its discreet. It just looks like you are wearing a ring. Of course, I play with regular rings too when they are on my finger. Thanks for the list!


#16

I absolutely adore the fidget ring. It’s so insanely useful. There are also a couple necklace fidgets if you go to @Lowell_Hamilton’s post for Steellynx. :slight_smile:


#17

I’ll check that out!


#18

Not sure if this okay to post, but last year I compiled a whole google spread sheet of every online and physical store I found that stocks, and/or specialises in stim toys for autistic and ADHD folk.

This is the Spreadsheet.

I wanted to make it because I got really tired of having like 50 tabs open in Chrome, and how often it led me in several hours of ‘window shopping’ hyperfocus. So I put everything in one place, and tried to rate approximate cost/expenses, and where the shops are located. There’s also a (WIP) DIY page.

So I hope this is helpful to anyone!


#19

OH my god that’s amaaaazing!
What a seriously fabulous idea! I’m so used to having so many tabs open and being lost and… definitely lots of window shopping hyperfocus. It’s nice to have something in one easy spreadsheet. :sweat_smile:


#20

Even though I do have tangles (yup, multiple) and a fidget cube, which I love, I just wanted to point out that you can fidget with anything and that it doesn’t have to cost a lot/ anything. I have used hair ties, pens (when not writing with them), but also my necklace (while I’m still wearing it) to fidget with as well. And there are probably lots of things that are laying around in your house that you could repurpose as a fidget toy.