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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...
Why are weighted blankets so expensive?
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A weighted blanket can be a investment, but if you choose wisely it can be a life changer for someone with anxiety and sleep issues. Not all weighted blankets are made the equally and yes some are very overpriced! Let me break down the cost of a weighted blanket: Filling: the top two most common choices are polypropylene (plastic) and glass. Unless you have a wholesaler or traveling to China anytime soon, this is by far the most expensive part of a weighted blanket. Fabric: I always recommend getting a quality fabric...I mean your spending the time and money on the blanket...
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 washable weighted blanket for kids
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When we started making weighted blankets we noticed that they were pretty cumbersome to wash. The weight alone was enough to break the washer and dry cleaners wouldn't even try to launder them. This led us to believe there has to be more functional solution! I designed the duvet style weighted blankets with families in mind. Two things that make our blankets unique: 1) the duvet cover is so easy to wash! and 2) you are not committed to one print or color. (Surely your child will outgrow the dinosaur print and want something more sophisticated) ! The following is an...
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: