There's a discussion in Cheesehead Corgis about the Thundershirt. I just bought one for Lilliput. Thunder and fireworks season is LONG here, and drugging her is tricky because of the timing (how am I supposed to give her the meds 1 hour before the storm?) There is a store here that sells the shirts, so I was able to try it on her. She's fine with it, so now we just wait for the next thunderstorm. (We had our first already, then the blizzards came back :))
I've used weighted vests with children with disabilities, and they definitely work. Temple Grandin used deep pressure in her work with cattle, and also autism. So, maybe...
Other customers in the store liked the shirts. Any one here have any experience?
Edit: as I reread these posts, it seems everyone else has a short thunder season. We have thunder and blizzards at the same time. How fair is this????
You must be in the midwest! Same here. Yesterday I was laying in the sun in a tank top and shorts. Then we had thunderstorm, hail, tornado warnings, then to top it off we had flurries this morning. And back to a winter coat..
Anyway, I don't have any additional advice on thunderstorms. When she was younger (she will be 14 this month)my dog Hershi would go outside in the storm and run back and forth in the yard chasing the rain and barking... amusing. Scout seems to tolerate anything, storms included.
The thundershirt did absolutely nothing for Odie. At first, I thought it was calming him down, but I think he got too used to it after wearing it just a few times... because it doesn't work for him anymore. But who knows? It could vary from dog-to-dog, and may benefit your baby! I didn't return it, because he does look pretty "stylish" in it! I ordered the medium size. It fits a LITTLE snug, but I think they are supposed to. I'm a little worried about the 4th of July as well... but the last time we were at the vet's office she gave me some mild sedatives, so I guess I'm going to try 1/4 of a pill for him... Good luck!