Can I pick up my order?
Yes, if you live local to Crystal Lake, IL you may pick up your order.
How do you determine weight for the blanket?
Generally you would do 10% of their body weight plus 1 pound but you might consider 1-2 more on a Large or XL since the weight is distributed over a larger area.
What makes the blanket heavy?
The product I use to weight the blankets is a smooth, non-toxic poly-pellet that is evenly distributed throughout the blanket in approximately 5" squares. The pellets flow freely within the square.
What material do you use?
One side is 100% cotton flannel and the other a soft minky cuddle dot material.
How do you care for the blanket?
Blankets are machine washable on gentle and can be dried in the dryer on low heat. I would consider heavier ones being done in a laundromat machine rather than your own, but that is up to your discretion. I wash ours with towels to buffer the load.
What are the dimensions of the sizes?
(All sizes are approximate)
- Toddler Lap Pads measure 12" x 18" and weigh 2 pounds
- Youth Lap Pads measure 16" x 20" and weigh up to 4 pounds
- Small Blankets measure 20" x 30" and can weigh up to 4 pounds
- Medium Blankets measure 25" x 35" and can weigh up to 6 pounds
- Large Blankets measure 35" x 45" and can weigh up to 10 pounds
- Extra Large Blankets measure 39" x 55" and can weigh up to 12 pounds
How is the product shipped?
All orders are shipped using US Postal Service.
Do you take special orders?
Yes, if I can find the fabric, I can likely make one to meet your request. Email me to discuss. LmillerHWB@gmail.com
Why a Weighted Blanket?
Weighted blankets are designed to help with sensory processing and motor planning. Weighted blankets help promote self-calming and enhance proprioceptive feedback using a therapeutic garment.
Weighted Blankets can help those with:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Autism or ASD
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Brain Trauma Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down syndrome
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
- Parkenson’s Disease
- Pervasive Development Disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rett Syndrome
- Sensory Integration
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
First and foremost weighted blanket therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic opportunity for the family, teacher, therapist and child. It can allow the child to understand their relationship to the world. To provide information about the child’s movements and positions of the body. It can also be comforting and calming to the child. And when used according to each individual child’s needs it can be a method to help modify behavior and increase feelings of safety.
NOTE: I am not a medical professional nor do I claim to be. I am a mom of a sweet little man whom is sensory seeking. All blankets are sewn with a double stitch along the seams to help prevent breaking. Please be aware that you should inspect the blanket seams periodically. The pellets may be a choking hazard if swallowed.