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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Handmade Weighted Blankets for Sensory Processing Disorder and ASD

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Once again, I have found an amazing company to help one of my boys! I received a small weighted blanket to review from Handmade Weighted Blankets to try out with my boys. It has been such a hit in this house. I just loving stumbling across great companies with great people behind it. What makes this company even better, is the owner, Lori, is a stay at home Mom.  She started making these blankets for her son, who has Down's Syndrome and is sensory seeking.  A sensory seeker is a person who seeks out a particular type of sensory input (touch, pressure, sound, movement). 



I love to hear personal stories like this.  It gives a personal connection to the products.  As a fellow special needs parent, I have such respect for a mom who goes the extra mile for her kiddo. I actually get weighted stuff for my oldest son who has sensory issues and Asperger's, but my youngest son has really liked it because it is the perfect size for him! He loves to grab it and snuggle up on his couch and watch Peppa Pig.  The blanket is really soft and made very well.  I love how it is 2 different patterns. One side is blue with sports on it and the other is green.  It is also great to throw in the car for trips. Since it is a smaller size it fits perfect over my boys' laps.  Handmade Weighted Blankets has a ton of different fabrics and prints you can choose from.

I love how the weighted blankets help to calm my oldest in the middle of a meltdown. The input of deep pressure mimics the feeling of being hugged and can quickly bring him back down. Deep pressure helps us to calm down.  Having a quality weighted blanket is a must for a parent of a child on the spectrum or if your kid has any sensory issues. She makes a variety of sizes for your kiddo of any size. Please check with your child's therapist before starting a sensory program at home. Check out Handmade Weighted Blankets on Facebook!

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49 comments:

  1. I love the dinosaurs with dark background, the football print, and the blue cars and trucks, all with minky on the back--how soft and cute looking!

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  2. I really like the farm fabric with the orange that was used to make Lap Pad for Laura B. That would be my first choice.

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  3. I have been looking at these for my 6 yr old who is PDD, they look great!

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  4. I would pick anything soft and fire related!

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  5. i would choose the Animals in Cars. my son has the EIEIO in a lappad from Handmade weighted blankets. he loves it but is growing out of it quickly.

    Jaclyn G

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  6. this is awesome!!!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I am in love with the Hockey Bears!

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  8. I love the pink with love and peace on it

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  9. I Like the cars and trucks Print..
    The Sports one is Great too!
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  10. My great-nephew will benefit tremendously from this blanket. He is a special gift from God and I am so glad the Lord chose my nephew and wife as his special parents.

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  11. love the dog with leashes print

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  12. I'd get EIEIO with green or blue background.

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  13. I would have a hard time deciding between the super hero fabric and the peace sign. Would love to try these weighted blankets with several of my kids.

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  14. I love the owls birds and ladybug fabric

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  15. I'd pick the Sesame characters

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  16. I would choose the sharks & pair it with either an aqua/light blue minky or dark blue minky.

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  17. Skeleton Rock and red minky - Beautiful Fabric

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  18. I'd pick Monkey Scribbles (JF) - 12182887

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  19. I love the blue, green and black dinosaurs. But if she had the fabric, I'd ask for Thomas or something like that!

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  20. I like the Superman/red blanket.

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  21. I like the Dogs with Leashes - (JF) 12141669 fabric.

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  22. Anything with animals! The turtles are cute.

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  23. My son would like the Thomas fabric.

    eg kaufman

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  24. My son would most prefer the Thomas if available :)

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  25. I like the dolphins but would let my Niece choose for my autistic Nephew.

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  26. I like the blue and gray dogs and stars pattern

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  27. I think I'd have to go with something that has airplanes on it with blue accents! My hubby is active duty Air Force so I think it'd be cute :)

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  28. My daughter would love one with pink kinky and something girly for print :)

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  29. I love the cars with road signs, but would probably pick a plain fabric for longer use. Maybe gray or blue so my guy can take it along without it being too babyish!

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  30. I'd pick the space ships and rockets.

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  31. I really like the Race Cars w/ Flags - 12849956

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  32. I love this fabric:

    Space Ships & Rockets - 12182317

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  33. we love the police print!
    adinatm(at)aol.com

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  34. I like Hello Kitty. My daughter would love it if they had any Snoopy or other Peanut character fabrics.

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  35. Love the Girls Volleyball (JF) 11254489
    abedabun dawn

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  36. I like the superman one.... or the batman one :-)

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  37. I like the Orange, Blue & Green Dinosaur with Palm Tree Print with the Orange Minky!

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