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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...
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...
Does your child suffer from a Social Anxiety Disorder?
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There are many labels for what we deem as "different" in our society. In my opinion, Autism is the most overused. I can't tell you how many people assume a child is Autistic because they are anxious or tune out around crowds. So how do you know when to be alarmed and when to let it ride out? People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others. Social anxiety disorder symptoms include: Feeling highly anxious about being...