ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Things that Will Help Your Autistic Toddler

Updated on March 15, 2012

As the father of a son with autism I know how hard and disappointing it can be when there seems to be no progress. In my search to try and find ways of helping him along I have come across a lot of great people that have done some wonderful things with their autistic kids to help them focus better. Although not all of these work for everyone but the ones that I have implemented in my son has shown some very significant improvements.

Here are some of the therapies/treatments that have been successful many times over in recovering autistic children and they have helped my son as well.

1. Methyl b12 supplement – There are many different vitamins and minerals that the body needs to have on a regular basis. One of them is B12, because it is great at helping eliminate the toxins in the body. Autistic children’s bodies seem to have a limited amount of reserves and quickly build p toxins in the body. So, it has been proven that given Autistic children B12 shots as a supplement is a great way to help him remove those access toxins that may be inhibiting the brain from developing.

2. Liquid Multivitamin with borage and fish oils – The liquid multivitamin can be purchased at most health food stores and is a great way to help a developing autistic child. It has many benefits that help them in food digestion, removal of toxins, and brain activity. It has been found that those children that take regular multivitamins can aid in learning and language skills.

3. Get rid of toxins! – The biggest thing that has been shown to increase Autism is the onset of toxins. These toxins that are present in the body for some reason are not as easily removed by autistic children. So whenever you shop make sure that it contains all natural supplements. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats whenever you can. Install a water filtration system in your home to remove the chemicals from water. When he takes a bath use Epsom salts to help with additional toxins on the skin. All of these things will help your autistic childe develop better.

4. Melatonin supplement – Many children on the autism spectrum have a hard time sleeping at night. Their brain is on overdrive and it will keep them awake. When they are not sleeping well they can become more susceptible to viruses and colds. But, with a proper melatonin supplement it can help them relax and sleep through the night. Melatonin in also has another added benefit of toxin removal.

5. Gluten/Dairy free diets – one of the largest improvements that I have seen in my son was when we decided to try a new diet. This new diet is a gluten, casein, and dairy free diet. It has been seen by many parents and doctors that many autistic children cannot tolerate the gluten on their diet. Their bodies tend not t o be able to breakdown the basics of it. So, many parents with autistic children have removed this from their children’s diets. Stick with the fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats they contain no gluten. Today there is such high demand for gluten free foods that the variety for them is increasing daily. When I go to the grocery store I find all kinds of new products. Using casein free milk like soy, rice, or almond milk will allow you to still cook with these products. This diet has increased the immune system in our son and we have seen significant improvements with his learning and language abilities.

Raising an autistic child is not an easy thing to do. There will be days were it seems like you are back to square one. You can’t control everything that goes into his body but you can reduce a lot of problems by sticking with what you can. With these simple 5 suggestions are son has already astounded doctors with how far he has come.


Submit a Comment

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    thanks autism is a growing issues among todays chlidern we need to raise more awarness of it thanks!

  • prasetio30 profile image


    6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Very informative hub and well written. You have useful tips to help autistic todller. I hope many parents will read this information. Thanks for share with us. Good job and rated up!



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)