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We searched and searched for soft, cuddly weighted blankets that kids would absolutely love - and found them right in our own backyard. The topper is the great price!
This medium size weighs 5 lbs. and measures 21" x 35".
• Made of first quality 100% cotton flannel and backed with anti-pill polar fleece
• Lined to increase durability
• Filled with tumbled aggregate that allows for hand washing when necessary
• Line drying recommended to keep fabric from wearing out
• No tubes to remove
• Blankets are actually quilted to keep inner material in place and evenly distributed
• Conforms to every shape
Weighted blankets aid in providing proprioceptive feedback while relaxing the body and central nervous system. Weight and deep pressure can be highly beneficial to some children with ASD, Sensory Integration Disorder, ADHD, and other neurological disorders. The added weight or pressure may help the child calm down and better integrate sensory information. As a result, the child may become more organized, and improve in their ability to concentrate on play, learning, or eating.
These blankets can be used as adaptive aids during learning times at school, quiet times at home, school, clinic, or office and to assist in falling asleep. People of all ages enjoy relaxing under these wonderful blankets. Made in the USA.
"My boys don't want to put them down. I caught my husband on his recliner with one draped over him!"
How much weight do I need?
For children, most Occupational Therapists recommend starting with a weight that is generally 10% of your child's body weight. For an adult, starting with an 8 lb. blanket is recommended. For an elderly adult, a 5 lb. blanket is probably the heaviest they will want.
When is the best time to use it?
The blanket can be used throughout the day in many different ways. It can calm a person during the day as well as help him or her to relax and fall into a deeper, more restful sleep in the evening or during naptimes.
Do I leave it on my child all night?
It is recommended that you remove the blanket after your child has fallen asleep and place a regular blanket over him or her. Older children and adults will just throw the blanket off during the night when their body has had enough deep pressure.
My child hates new things. How can I get him to try this?
Leave the blanket on the sofa and let him discover it on his own. Let your child see you using the blanket, and tell him how good it feels. Let him try it on his own in his own time. Bedtime is a great time to introduce a weighted blanket, but don't be discouraged if he rejects it at first.
Since there are great differences in how each child responds to weight and pressure, it is very important to use this product with adult supervision and the guidance of a therapist familiar with sensory integration.
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