The weight of the blanket provides input (awareness of one’s body position in space) to the brain. This has a calming and organizing effect on the central nervous system.
If you’re a preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, or similar you know it can be difficult to get some children to sit down or calm down when it is time to do so. A weighted lap pad will provide a bit of extra pressure that will allow your body to calm down and remain seated for long periods of time.
The blankets in this listing is ready for pick up, delivery, or shipping!! These blankets come in 5lbs and sized just right for a child’s lap.
The Lap Pad was designed by an 8 year old that used many different sized weighted blankets. She often said they were too bit, too small, too heavy. too light. She designed and tested this size and said it is JUST RIGHT. Designed for kids BY a kid!!!
I bet now you’re wondering how to get your kids blanket JUST RIGHT? They suggest for lap blankets 5% of body weight. Weight feels heavier in these little lap pads. (ex. 5lbs in this size of blanket will feel heavier in a lap pad verses a full size weighted blankets.)
Here are just a few disorders weighted lap pads can help:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Down’s Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Executive Function Disorder
Just a few activities a weighted blanket can make easier:
- Testing at school
- Transitions throughout the day
- Nap Time (for those old enough to sleep with a blanket)
- Bed Time
- Meal times
- Calming down after a big day
- Reading time
These weighted blankets are made from Minky Fabric and one with flannel. They are filled with Poly Fiber Beads. Weight is distributed evenly throughout the blanket using 6×5 squares. Blankets are washable!