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How can weighted blanket help a child with autism?

How can weighted blanket help a child with autism?

Posted in: Autism
July 6th 2017

Weighted blanket, and autism

Autism and developmental disorders are most often accompanied by sensory and affective problems. The deep pressure exerted by the closely spaced sensory  Weighted Blanket  allows children with these disorders to feel comfortable. How? The body experiencing decisive oppression becomes more static, organized and calmer. In such a state it is easier to focus, relax, mute at bedtime or relieve stress.

It is worth knowing that these  Weighted Blanket s are a great solution not only for children but also for adults. They also note that due to the deep pressure on the body they are able to relax and relax, and the quality of sleep is greatly improved.

This is the reason why blanket have been used for years in the therapy of people with autism or other developmental or neurological disorders.


The Weighted Blanket  are sewn on size. You do not buy ready-made products in the store. Also do not use the  Weighted Blanket  after someone because its dimensions should be strictly adjusted to the size of the person using it.

 The Weighted Blankets for large and small people

The weight of the  Weighted Blanket  should be between 10% and 15% of body weight. Likewise, the length of the  Weighted Blanket  must be adjusted to the wearer's height (with a 20-cent overshoot).

Blanket are made of natural, nice-looking, yet durable materials. Thanks to that, they work great at home and in therapeutic centers, or in kindergartens and schools.

The best manufacturers produce sensory  Weighted Blanket s from natural and allergy-friendly materials. mostly uses cotton and flannel for this purpose. As fillers we use glass micro balls or glass granules.

This greatly reduces the risk of allergic reactions.

Fabrics are nice for the skin as well as for the eye. Young children can enjoy sweet, fairy-tale colors, and adolescents and adults - subdued colors and modern designs. This choice guarantees that everyone will find something tasteful in both the bedroom and the children's room. Advantages of sensory  Weighted Blanket

Autistic children often do not like to be cuddled, but quills can be an exception. Wrapping up a  Weighted Blanket  is something that in a sense replaces hugging. This makes them feel safer and more confident.

Blanket used in the treatment of the appearance do not differ from the usual blanket. That is why children who use them often are not aware that they sleep under something other than their parents, colleagues or friends. It is very important, especially at the stage of development, in which any differences in the way of functioning can especially depress the child.

Blanket do not have to fulfill only one function,  they do not have to be covered only during sleep. Children like to enjoy them during the day, in moments of relaxation or short naps. Other load items (such as mascots or sleeping bags) can also be added to the sensory cuffs. They are also part of the therapy and by positive stimulation of the central nervous system they contribute to the better functioning and development of the child.




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