Weighted blankets can work wonders for children with sensory issues, anxiety or issues with sleep. The purpose of a weighted blanket is to spread weight evenly across the body, mimicking the soothing effects of a hug. It reduces stress, improves mood and can promote sleep.
Although they work for some kids, not every kid will experience the same benefits or results. There is no guarantee of success.
The lap blanket is more convenient for car rides, mealtime and even at the dentist! I use my daughters during medicine time to help keep her relaxed. The larger blanket can help alleviate some of the anxiety a child feels when getting a haircut or sleeping and it can have a nice calming effect.
We also offer a longer shoulder weighted blanket that can double as a lap blanket. You can drape it over the shoulders, putting a nice pressure on them to help relieve stress and anxiety. It can also be folded in half and used on the lap. These types of blankets work great for school-aged children that have a hard time in class.
Weighted blankets vary in size depending on your individual child. The weight is generally calculated up to 10% of the child’s weight. The large blanket starts at $100, lap at $45 and the shoulder/lap blanket starts at $55, depending on fabric and size requested. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions or to place an order.
Each blanket is hand crafted with love and care. We inspect each blanket carefully but if you notice any holes or tears, please remove the blanket from your child and contact us immediately to resolve the issue.
All blankets are filled with poly-pellets. They are a non-toxic, hypoallergenic, washable weighted bead made in the USA.
Please be sure to wash your blanket in cold water and hang it to dry. You can tumble dry on low for a few minutes to “fluff” it.
*Please consult with a qualified medical professional, such as a doctor or occupational therapist to ensure that a weighted blanket is appropriate for your child. You can also consult them in regards to the amount of weight appropriate for your child.
*As a precaution, weighted blankets aren’t typically recommended for children under the age of 1 or who can’t remove the blanket from themselves without assistance. Once again, please consult a professional before ordering.
*Never let the blanket cover the child’s face/head. Remove immediately if there is any discomfort or distress. The blankets are NEVER to be used as a form of punishment.
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Below are some children who have had success with our blankets.