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.
These weighted blankets are custom made / made to order, meaning that you can indicate your ideal fabric / pattern / colour choice. We have made a range of fun and individualised blankets for clients including:
Cars print on blue, Spider man print on red, Stars on pink, black and blue, Orange on yellow, Animal print on blue and Alphabet print on blue.
Single blankets are approximately 1m x 1.5m.
Double blankets are approximately 1.4m x 1.65m.
The possibilities are endless! Select your desired size and weight from the drop down box and then simply email or call us to discuss design requests following purchase. We will work with you to find the best matched fabric to ensure that the blanket is perfectly suited to your individual needs. Custom made blankets are typically delivered within 1 - 2 weeks.
** Please note, we also have a range of ready made blankets available in small, single and double bed sizes. See separate item listings for further information **
** For NDIS participants, please note that weighted blankets are considered to be Assistive Technology, with a complexity level above 2. In order to purchase a weighted blanket with NDIS funding, you will need to apply to have it included in your plan under the AT budget. The NDIA will decide whether it is approved / included in your plan. For Assistive Technology FAQs you can visit the NDIS page here. **