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DIY Free Tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket, they have been shown to help calm/relax children that have Autism. AWESOME! Easy and inexpensive to make! #diy #crafts

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Mummy on a Mission: DIY weighted blanket/cushion. Occupational Therapy, Autism, ASD, Aspergers etc. Perfect for Special Needs and easy to make

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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.

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13 DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorials {Sensory Hacks for Kids}

How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L

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DIY for making a weighted blanket! Great for those sensory seeking children. If you had a pattern, you could probably tweek it for a weight vest, too!

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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

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Photo Tutorial: How to make a No Sew weighted blanket for Sensory Processing Disorder

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How to make a weighted blanket for children who need calming or deep pressure stimulation

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How to Get Your Child to Sleep In Their Own Bed

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.

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What is the right-sized weighted blanket? OTs recommend: kids - 10% body weight plus 1-2 lbs Adults - 5% to 10% of ideal body weight

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