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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...

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How to make a weighted blanket

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Before you get down to sewing your weighted blanket, there a few important steps to consider!

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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...

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What Are the Best Pellets to Fill a Weighted Blanket With?

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There are a variety of fillings to choose from to use in a weighted blanket.  What is best and has the longest lasting effect? The most popular options are polypropylene (PP) pellets and glass beads.  Here are few things to consider when making your purchase: 1) Toxicity Seems like a big deal since its covering your body, right?! It's important to look for BPA-free, non-toxic polypropylene pellets. BPA exhibits toxic, endocrine, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in living organisms...something you want to stay clear of. Consider using a virgin material to avoid toxicity. 2) Odor This can be common in recycled plastic due to the additives...

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Weighted blankets for teens

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My family loves traveling. For the most part they are near perfection with long car rides, impromptu hikes, sleeping on the floor and trying new foods. As our summer comes to a close, I reflect back on one common thread to our trips….no one wants to sleep near Wyatt. Including his mother.   Dolan and I took Wyatt on a trip of his choice (as we do with each child annually). He chose Florida, with a little nudge from me;) . The time change really threw me off. Most of the vacation I didn’t go to sleep until 2:00AM. One...

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