Blog — Autism
Newly Designed Weighted Lap Pads
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Hard to believe we have been making weighted blankets and lap pads for kids with sensory needs since 2013. I wish we still had some pictures of the original prototypes I made; lets just say we have come a long way! We are always looking to improve an already loved product and we take suggestions from our client seriously. With that being said, we have come out with a new design for our weighted lap pads. The dimensions our 3 and 5 lbs lap pads are still the same (18 x 21") but they now have 12 pockets of weights...
How to use a weighted lap pad at school
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School can be a very stressful, loud and unpredictable place for kids that have difficulty processing stimuli. As parents it's scary sending our child to school, especially if they don't have a positive view of going! Believe it or not, something as simple as a weighted lap pad can help. Let me explain why and how you can use it. Why a Weighted Lap Pad Can Help: The weight from a weighted lap pad or blanket helps to regulate the proprioceptive system. The proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints. It provides us with a sense of body awareness...
Colors and Patterns for Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders
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Kids with ASD or SPD have preferences to colors and patterns just like a typical child. As a therapist, getting to know what each client loves is one of my favorite things....and believe me I've heard some pretty funny ones (Jason, Freddy Krueger, clowns, basically any horror film :/ ) Perseveration may accompany an atypical child's preference to colors or patterns. We understand that! That's why we have a variety of patterns, colors and textures to help satisfy these needs. Don't see what you want? Just shoot us an email and we'd be glad to help find that perfect pattern. We...
How to make a weighted blanket
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Before you get started with the construction of your weighted blanket, here a few things to consider:
How to wash a weighted blanket
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Our weighted blankets were designed for multiple washings! The removable cover is less stress on your washing machine and makes clean ups no big deal ;) The weighted insert is securely fastened to the removable cover with 6 ties and 4 button closures. These help in keeping the weight evenly distributed. To wash your weighted blanket, simply unbutton the top buttons and release the fabric ties located at the top, bottom and sides of the blanket. Both insert and cover can be machine washed in cold water, on gentle cycle. Do not use fabric softener as it will ruin the soft minky...