Weighted Blankets 101: When & How to Use Weighted Blankets
When the child is awake, drape it across his lap or around his shoulders. The deep pressure touch stimulation brought about by the blanket will produce serotonin in the child, which is a hormone that will help to calm him down and produce a happier frame of mind.
Have a child with autism? This is a wonderful gift. Autism Caterpillars are used by schools and other agencies who teach children with Autism. These simple, soft, and darling caterpillars are weighted down with beans and have a sweet, soothing effect on an autistic child. This new project will involve a little pouring, a little stitching, a little assembly and lots of love. #caterpillar #Autism #toy #sensory #service #womensconference
Weighted blankets have long been used with children and adults with a range of diagnosis including ADHD, ADD, PDD-NOS, those on the Autism Spectrum, Sensory Processing Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Dementia or anyone who sufferes from anxiety and depression.