They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall walk and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31
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Weighted blankets have been used for many years, but have just become more popular with exposure in mainstream treatments, and media. You may have seen one featured on the TV show Parenthood recently for Autism. Weighted blankets have also successfully been used in Therapy for Stress, Anxiety, OCD Exposure therapy and PTSD and for the above.
How Heavy ?
The Recommended Weight for a Therapy Blanket is 10% of the person's body weight, plus one pound.
(If you have an OT, PT, or Doctor, please use their recommendations.)
For adult relaxation blankets a range of 9-13 lbs is generally used.
Blanket Weight | Body Weight/Frame
Our blankets are each custom made specifically to your needs, and your specifications. We also try to provide you with a fabric to match your style, or your child's favorite characters, hobby, or theme. It helps them bond with the blanket even more, giving them that extra feeling of comfort.
What Makes The Blankets Heavy?
How Do I Care for the Blanket?
Weight on Me Blankets are Weighted with Polypropylene pellets, which are non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. They are heavy-weight pellets that are fully washable, and can also be dried in the dryer, so your blanket can be washed at home as often as it needs. (We do recommend that you use cold water and low heat for the color preservation of the fabrics.)
The poly-pellets keep the blanket from being too thick and cumbersome, and because we use cotton, a breathable fabric, this helps eliminate the suffocation hazard, in case a younger child were to get trapped under an older sibling's blanket. The Poly-Pellets also are much nicer than the heavy fabrics as they provide the weight without the extensive heat factor, so the blankets can be used year-round.
WHY ARE OUR BLANKETS SO MUCH LESS COSTLY THAN MOST?
We are a Mission-based business. Our blankets are made because we know there is such a desperate a need. Many of us that need, cannot afford how expensive these blankets can be. Here we try to make sure that everyone can afford the blanekts. At Weight On Me, our continued goal is to grow to make things even better for you, and to keep providing new products at the lowest possible cost!
Lifting The Weight Of Life?s Pressures
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When it seems like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, the answer may be-more weight...in a special weighted blanket, that is.
Here's the blanket statement on how it works:
Weighted blankets can be a safe and effective non-drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep or need for calm.
"In psychiatric care, weighted blankets are one of our most powerful tools for helping people who are anxious, upset and possibly on the verge of losing control," says occupational therapist Karen Moore. "These blankets work by providing input to the deep pressure touch receptors throughout the body," she adds. "Deep pressure touch helps the body relax. Like a firm hug, weighted blankets help us feel secure, grounded and safe."
Weighted blankets can be used to provide relief and comfort in cases of:
Occupational therapists and doctors also recommend weighted blankets for Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome, bipolar disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As SFC David DeMarco, U.S. Army, Retired, says, the "calming" effect can assist with restless sleep and PTSD.
They work because the deep pressure stimulation that happens when you get a hug is similar to cuddling up with a weighted blanket. "Pressure is calming to the nervous system," says TempleGrandin, who invented the squeeze machine.
Weighted Blankets Should be used as part of therapy. No one should EVER be forced to use a weight product, or wrapped/swaddled in one, nor should a weighted blanket be used over someones head and/or face area. Weighted Blankets should be made available to the individual and used as a tool for comfort as they feel the need.
Do not use on infants under 3 months of age, persons with lung conditions or difficulty breathing, without consent and direction of a physician. Please consult your physician, clinician, or therapist with any questions about specific individual use.
If poly-pellets should release from a Blanket due to damage, or long-term wear, they are not harmful, however care should be taken to make sure they are not ingested, as is the case with any non-edible item.
Weight On Me manufactures products only and cannot give advice on Therapy. We will make each product to order based on your order & specifications. The formula we recommend of 10% of body weight + 1 lb has been suggested by many therapists. We are not licensed therapists. To ensure you have the correct weight for your needs, please contact your doctor, clinician or therapist.
Weight On Me take every precaution to ensure a quality product. Please inspect for defect or damage before use. If noted please call immediately. Products are completely encased and all exterior seams are double stitched for your safety. If you notice a tear, especially one exposing pellets, discontinue use until repair or replacement can be made.
Do not ever place our products in the Microwave Oven as they could cause burns or a fire! (Please see the article under the links section at the top of the page for more info.) Also heat such as the oven or iron will cause damage. If you would like to warm your blanket, we recommend:
Placing it in the clothes dryer for 5-10 minutes as the ONLY way to warm it.
Weight On Me Workmanship Guarantee
We Fully Guarantee the quality of our products and workmanship. If you are not satisfied for any reason please Contact Us and we will assist you with your issue or the return of any unused products within 14 days. Thank You!