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
- Asperger Syndrome
- Down’s Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome
The list goes on and on!
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 recivers bodyweight. We Strongly suggest talking to a medical expert. Occupational Therapist ad Physical Therapist are a great resources.
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