A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a blanket with extra weight inside it. The weight of the blanket provides proprioceptive input (awareness of one’s body positions in space) to the brain. This has a calming and organizing effect on the central nervous system.
Here are just a few disorders weighted blankets can help:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Down’s Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Alcohol syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Restless Leg Syndrome
The list goes on and on!
Just a few activities a weighted blanket can make easier
- Testing at school
- transitions through the day
- Nap/Bed Time (for those old enough to sleep with a blanket
- Meal times
- Calming down after a big day
- reading time
- Used in the Office to stay focused!
Weighted blankets are made out of flannel and filled with poly fiber beads. Weight is distributed evenly throughout the blanket using 6×5 squares. Blankets are washable!
Most research will say Lap Blankets should weigh 5% of receivers body weight. We strongly suggest talking to an medical expert. Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist are a great resource!
If 3 lbs is not what you are looking for check out our other listings!