google-site-verification=Ot-g9Zl5FU200F-aZbSJKwPS_dxa0EM6tSeONKwi0ks Weighted Blankets | Sew so Nice

Therapy Weighted Blankets

Weighted  blanket & Lap Blankets for children & people with

Autism, ADHD, Stress, PTSD & other related problems.

 

A Blanket will help to calm & relax users, help's control behavioural, anxiety or sleep problems.
Each Blanket is made to order, bespoke and personalized.

 

We can source material to a theme, if the intended user loves dinosaurs we will then search the internet for dinosaur material once we find suitable fabric's we will feed back to you for approval. We include embroidered on the side so a name can be added.

NB the price's we quote below are for materials commercially available in the UK and approx cost of £15 psm if your choosen fabric is more expensive or ouside the UK extra charges may apply.

 

Lap blankets start 20x15 inch with a weight of 1 KG

(weight Should be 5% of the user's body weight roughly)

Price start at £25.00 + £2.50 per 0.5 weight increase

Lap blankets can be made bigger if required

(Extra charges my apply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large blankets start 60x42 inch with a weight of 4 KG

(weight Should be 10% of the user's body weight roughly)

Price starts at £90.00 + £2.50 per 0.5 weight increase

Lap blankets can be made bigger if required

(Extra charges my apply)

 

call Mandy 01269 860910

for more details and order.

 

 

 

 

Therapy Weighted Blankets Explained

4 Ways a Weighted Lap Blanket Can Help Your Child

 

For some people with sensory processing disorder, autism or other conditions, touch can be overwhelming and even painful. This is known as tactile oversensitivity or tactile defensiveness. Research has shown that weighted blankets and weighted lap pads can help people with sensory processing challenges experience all the comforts of touch without feeling overloaded. Here are four ways a weighted lap blanket may help you or your child.

Weighted Lap Blanket's Provide Deep Touch Pressure

Sense of touch is a powerful part of our central nervous system. “Using our sense of touch is a crucial way that we interact with our world, comprising many sensations, including pain, temperature, itch, vibration, and pressure.”

For individuals with sensory processing disorder, autism and related conditions, touch from another person isn’t always a welcome sensation.

Research has shown that Touch therapy has been noted to have immediate and long-term effects on the body’s biochemistry, including decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine, which play roles in mood regulation, movement, impulse control, and more.

Deep pressure touch therapy involves the application of firm but gentle squeezing, hugging or holding throughout the body. With a weighted lap pad, you can bring this therapy tool home and use it whenever you or your child would like to experience the benefits of deep touch therapy.  

   

Calm Anxiety

Research has revealed that hugging, cuddling and similar forms of deep pressure cause the brain to release oxytocin — the happiness hormone. Studies have shown a link between increased oxytocin and a reduction in anxiety in people with anxiety disorders. It’s usually not practical to hug or cuddle all the time, which is where a weighted lap pad may help. A weighted blanket or weighted lap pad that mimics the firm but gentle pressure of a hug gives kids and adults all the benefits of hugging through the ease of a product they can drape over their legs anytime they want.   

 

 

Improve Concentration

If your child is restless during times when it’s appropriate for them to sit still, a weighted lap pad may help improve their ability to focus and concentration. Parents may find that using a weighted lap pad helps children during mealtimes, study, haircuts and social settings.

Make Travel More Enjoyable

For many families, getting kids in and out of the car can be a challenge. A weighted lap pad is easy to take anywhere, and it may help your child feel more grounded, calm and less anxious in the car.

If your travel plans include flying, a weighted lap pad may also help reduce anxiety and the restless feelings kids (and adults!) can get when they’re confined in small spaces for long periods of time.

© 2023 by L i l o u   P a p e r i e. Proudly created with Wix.com