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Stacy's Sensory Solutions, LLC

Weighted Blankets

Posted by Stacy Wright on

Blankets come in four sizes and numerous weight options. All blankets have self contained inner bladders for weights. Weight is evenly distributed through the entire blanket and all blankets can be washed and dried on normal cycles.

Outside of school:

  • Use to aide in going to sleep. The blanket grounds your child to his bed and takes away the feeling of floating. It can also aide in putting your child into a deeper sleep so he does not wake up throughout the night.
  • Use a full size blanket in situations where your child is completely out of control by attempting to wrap the blanket around your child allowing him to cocoon himself within the blanket. This gives him much needed input and a separation from the situation causing the ‘melt down’. Give your child time to feel the effects of the pressure and begin self regulation.
  • Use to help your child regulate himself when he feels anxiety or restless coming on
  • Use when your child is seeking input
  • Travel size blankets are very useful for long car trips, overnight stays and waiting rooms to aide in regulation

During school:

  • Use travel or full size blanket to wrap around shoulders and upper back or across legs to provide input and aide in restoring a sense of calm in periods involving anxiety, anger, or frustration
  • Use in situations where the child is completely out of control by attempting to wrap a medium blanket around the student allowing him to cocoon himself within the blanket. This gives the student much needed input and a separation from the situation causing the ‘melt down’. Give the student time to feel the effects of the pressure and begin self regulation.
  • Use when student is orbiting, has excessive energy or is seeking input
  • Use to help a student regulate when he feels anxiety or restlessness coming on in reaction to an upcoming event or situation
  • Blankets are generally well received by children with sensory issues. However, if a student does not respond positively, try another strategy with a different piece of equipment. Blankets should be seen by the child as a source of comfort not a means of restraint.
  • anxiety
  • Weighted blankets
  • help with sleep
  • sense of calm