These Weighted Blankets consist of plastic pellets sewn and sealed in calico bags. The pocket blanket and cover are made of 100% Heavy Cotton Drill . Ties in the corners secure the insert to the cover and ensure that the weight stays spread evenly across the blanket.
Each blanket is supplied with removable weight bags, weighing 140g each. These can be inserted into the pockets across the blanket to adjust the weight as desired. Pocket openings and covers are secured by Velcro.
These products are now being used in a very wide range of industries: Special Needs for all ages, Mental Health facilities and there is a very strong growth area now in Aged Care facilities for clients with Dementia. These blankets are very professionally made and are fully washable. The aqua and jade colours were chosen as being calming colours. Cover included.
These Weighted Blankets Are Fully Washable And Made In Australia By Professional Sewing Machinists.
Weighted Blankets can be an aid to deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS). This stimulation is believed to stimulate the release of brain chemicals that have a naturally calming effect. Weighted products can be used to provide a calming, soothing effect for almost any agitated person. Our customers have given us positive feedback, and tell us that our blankets create a feeling of calm and help people to relax.
Weighted Blankets may prove beneficial for children, teens and adults affected by ADHD, Anxiety, those on the Autism Spectrum, people with Sensory Integration Disorder, mental health issues, and other sensory issues. They may also aid in the reduction of agitation for clients with the onset of Dementia.
These Weighted Blankets are made with a 100% cotton drill material, and are sewn to a high level of quality. Each blanket is supplied with removable calico polly pellet weight bags. Each bag weighs approx. 140g and contains washable non-toxic pellets. You can adjust the weight of each blanket by adding or removing weight bags from pockets in the blanket. The pocket openings and covers are secured by Velcro, allowing you to remove them for laundering. The blanket has ties within the cover to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed throughout the blanket.
HOW HEAVY SHOULD A WEIGHTED PRODUCT BE?
Weighted products can act as a self regulating tool by providing proprioceptive input and deep pressure touch input. Although there have been no detailed Australian studies, this appears to be effective in assisting a person to calm and settle. Weighted blankets should never be used as a restraint. The weight should always be such that a person can remove the item themselves.
An American study of weighted vests recommends that a vest should weigh 10% of a person’s body weight. This is only applicable to choosing weighted vests and does not apply to weighted blankets.
At this time there are no clear guidelines for choosing the correct blanket weight. It should be heavy enough for the individual to feel comforted, but light enough for them to be easily removed.
Size: 104cm x 78cm
35 Velcro pockets
Weight: approx. 5.7kg
Size: 107cm x 103cm
49 Velcro pockets
Size: 130cm x 116cm
72 Pocket bags
Weight: approx. 11.6kg