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DIY Free Tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket, they have been shown to help calm/relax children that have Autism. AWESOME! Easy and inexpensive to make! #diy #crafts

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from And Next Comes L

13 DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorials {Sensory Hacks for Kids}

How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L

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Lately I've been toying with the idea of making Raya a weighted blanket. She loves heavy things and has a lot of sensory seeking behaviors i...

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A true step by step DIY tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket for your child with autism, ADHD, SPD. I'm sure can be adapted for lap pads, etc for Alzheimer's and mental illness also.

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Have a child with autism? This is a wonderful gift. Autism Caterpillars are used by schools and other agencies who teach children with Autism. These simple, soft, and darling caterpillars are weighted down with beans and have a sweet, soothing effect on an autistic child. This new project will involve a little pouring, a little stitching, a little assembly and lots of love. #caterpillar #Autism #toy #sensory #service #womensconference

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from Mosaic Weighted Blankets Blog

Weighted Blankets 101: When & How to Use Weighted Blankets

When the child is awake, drape it across his lap or around his shoulders. The deep pressure touch stimulation brought about by the blanket will produce serotonin in the child, which is a hormone that will help to calm him down and produce a happier frame of mind.

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