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Are weighted blankets good for college students?

Weighted blankets are beneficial to a number of people with varying ages and stages in life. When I think about stressful situations, going away to college has got to rank pretty high! A weighted blanket helps to release serotonin, which is the hormone that gives you "good feelings". Some of that serotonin is transferred into melatonin, which is the hormone that helps you to relax and slow down.  Do you have a relative that is moving away or starting college? This may be the best gift you can give...a comforting hug from home ;)

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Will weighted blankets make me hot?

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I know it seems like a silly question but I do get asked... "Are weighted blankets hot?" Well, it is a blanket so there is that to consider! Our blankets are made from cotton which is a more breathable fabric than say flannel. The thickness would be comparable to a thin quilt, rather than a comforter.  So, yes weighted blankets may seem like a strange purchase in the summer time or in tropical climates but if you like the feeling of a blanket covering you its really not that hot. We have a fabulous return policy: If you are not 100%...

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Flexible seating for therapy rooms

Classrooms today are ditching the traditional desk and chair for yoga balls, wobble seats, foam cushions and even laundry baskets! As a Speech Pathologist this makes me happy to see teachers recognize sensory needs of their students. Here's some inexpensive ideas to try out in your class/therapy room:  1) Lowering tables so kids can kneel while working. Stability cushions, gardening mats, bean bags, yoga mats work nicely to cushion their knees.    2) Raising tables so kids can stand while working.  3) Keep tables at normal height but switch out normal chairs for yoga balls or crate chairs.   4)...

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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...

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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...

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