Due to ongoing issues with supply chains and sourcing materials, our custom made weighted blankets are currently unavailable. Good news though! We have a range of ready-made weighted blankets available for purchase now:
Weighted Blankets provide deep pressure all over the body and can be very calming. When used correctly they can be a powerful addition to anyone's sensory tool box. Our blankets are filled with Poly Pellets and so are washable. Weighted blankets have been found to help restless people sleep easier. With the guidance of an Occupational Therapist this resource can be great for people with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, ADHD, Autism and many others.
The use of weighted objects to apply deep pressure is known to help the user stay focused, alert, calm and organised. It helps to calm an over-aroused sensory system. Weighted blankets might be of benefit if one or more of the following is happening for an individual:
- Difficulties calming to fall asleep - Restless moving, kicking, pushing up against you or the walls during sleeping - Enjoys to stack all their toys, books, even chairs onto their bed and crawl under it to have the 'weighted' feeling while they rest - Enjoys lots of rough and tumble play, pushing and pulling, and loves tight hugs
Occupational Therapists recommend that blankets be no more than 5 - 10 % of a person's body weight, so please take this into careful consideration when thinking about selecting a blanket. If you need help with this please do not hesitate to contact us.