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Weighted Things

We've put all our weighted things in one category to make them easier to find. Using weighted items can make a big difference for some people as the weight provides calming proprioceptive sensory input. The particular item chosen depends on the circumstances and the environment. Weighted blankets can be tremendously successful in helping with sleep issues and lap bags can help during learning times or while driving in the car. Calming Clothing works on the same principal of deep pressure sensory input. We've also got calming vests and sensory belts providing more options.


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  • Animal Lap Bag


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    An appealing version of the weighted lapbag is the Animal Lap Bag. These come filled with poly pellets so they are machine washable. Comes in a choice of designs - dog, cat or duck. Ears are useful as an extra fidget option! Weight of 1.5 kg.


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  • Calming Clothing


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    Calming Clothing for Kids has been designed specifically for children with sensory processing difficulties, including children with a diagnosis like autism, ADHD. Calming Clothing provides children with deep pressure, or proprioceptive, sensory input. Deep pressure input can be calming and organising for many children who find it difficult to self-regulate. This can help them in all aspects of their day - their interactions with others, their attention, their activity levels and behaviour. Proprioceptive input also provides children with improved information about their bodies and this can help their motor skills - both fine and gross motor.

    Calming Clothing includes Tshirts and singlets that have a casual look and can be worn on their own, or under other clothing. They are designed to fit the child snuggly to provide a feeling of security and calm, but not too tight. They are designed with maximum length to the torso, and the singlets have full coverage around the neck and shoulders to provide extra deep pressure.

    Calming Clothing is made from easy-care premium quality 280 gram combed cotton and lycra blend. The fabric is soft, breathable and absorbs moisture for the comfort of the child. All items are machine washable on a gentle cycle. The seams are sewn externally, then sewn down, with the content label attached to the outside of the garment to prevent any issues with tactile hypersensitivity. The label can be removed by the purchaser.

    Use the following table to measure your child's size:

    Size Length (cm) Width (cm)
    2 34 25
    3 42 26
    4 47 27
    6 50.5 29
    8 54 31
    10 57.5 33
    12 61 35
    14 64.5 37
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  • Calming Vest


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    Weighted vests work by providing children with sensory processing difficulties with the deep pressure sensory input that they need to calm and organise themselves. This type of ongoing sensory input can make all the difference for some children. We recommend consulting with an Occupational Therapist to determine if this is an appropriate strategy for your child.

    The vests are available in black and navy blue. When ordering a vest please send us an accompanying email indicating your choice of colour and your child's weight. We make the weights up to 5% of your child's body weight. This is the recommended weight, however some children do better with more weight. In this case you can purchase an extra set of weights - see Calming Vest Weights Set.  The weights sit in pockets at the child's waist, 2 at the front and 2 at the back. 

    It's important not to leave the weights in for extended periods of time, e.g. greater than 45 minutes. You can reach in and easily take the weights out of the pockets without having to take the vest off the child. Then pop them back in approximately 45 minutes later.   

     

    Please allow two weeks for your weighted item to be made for you.

     

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  • Calming Vest Weights Set

    $27.00
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    Calming Weights are needed to place in the pockets of the calming vest. The pockets are located inside the vest both at the front and the back. The amount of weight needed is determined by your child's weight. Our weighted vests include weights to 5% of your child's body weight contained in 4x double-sewn bags. The weights are steel pellet. Sometimes children do better with a little more, up to 10%. The extra weights simply go in the same pockets inside the vest and can be easily removed as needed. Please send us an accompanying email when ordering to let us know the weight you need.

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  • Minky Weighted Blanket


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    102cm x 120cm. Weight = 3kg


    Cuddle Fleece (or Minky) is a very soft, plush material much like you would find in a baby blanket, or plush bathrobe. It's perfect for sensory seekers and others who enjoy a soft, warm, and cozy feeling in their blanket. These blankets are filled with hygienic micro glass beads. They are very quiet and about half the bulk of poly pellets. The blankets are double lined and triple stitched on the edges, and they're made with sensory mink on both sides for a very luxurious tactile feel. 

    Machine wash in cold water with detergent, but NO Fabric Softener!  Tumble dry on low heat or air fluff.  If you would rather not use the dryer you can hang to dry. Remember - do not use fabric softener! 

    Now available in blue or green  - green textured and blue smooth.
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  • Sensory Belt


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    The Sensory Belt provides children with calming deep pressure sensory input in the form of a weighted belt. Please follow the following link for more information http://www.sensorybelt.com/

    Sensory Belts are adjustable to fit waist ranges as follows:

    MB101 - 35 - 60cm 

    MB202 - 40 - 65cm

    MB303 - 45 - 70cm

    SB404 - 65 - 90cm

    Hot off the press! A recent research study on the Sensory Belt evaluated the effectiveness of the belt with 23 participants. There was an 82.6% effectiveness rate, with 100% reporting some benefit.

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  • Snuggle Bed Sock

    $79.95
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    We have now the Snuggle Bed Sock to help keep sensory children tucked in for a good nights sleep. Made from a Lycra type fabric with a strong 4 way stretch, the Snuggle Bed Socks provide calming, relaxing deep pressure sensory input. If you have used our Happy Sacks then you will love the feel of the Snuggle Bed Sock.

    They fit snuggly over a single bed mattress.

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  • Weighted Blanket


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    The weighted blanket provides children with calming, deep pressure sensory input. Many parents have found this to be an effective strategy to help their child settle to sleep. The weight is provided through evenly distributed pockets of stainless steel pellets, quilted into place. They have fully machine-washable covers, designed to hold the blanket in place. The blankets are double-sewn for extra strength. 

    Please send us an accompanying email to let us know your colour preferences as choices vary depending on fabric range at the time. The following options are generally kept in stock: 

    Reds/blues/greens

    Pinks/purples

    A general 'boy pattern'

    A general 'girl pattern'

    Spiderman

    Fairies/princesses

    Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under 3 years. A rough guideline for determining the amount of weight is 10% of the child's body weight plus 500g. 

    Please be aware that your custom made weighted item can take approximately two weeks to be made and shipped to you.

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  • Weighted Lap Bag 2.5kg

    $49.50
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    Weighted lap bags are a very practical way to provide children with calming deep pressure sensory input in the classroom environment. They can be used to help children maintain their concentration during mat time as well as at the desk for written work. These lap bags are filled with poly pellets and are made in cordoroy with segregated sections to ensure even weight distribution. Poly pellet lap bags can be washed in the washing machine. We also have the Animal Lap Bags for another weighted option.

    Please send us an accompanying email when ordering to advise us of your colour choice - navy blue, royal blue, red or green.

    Available in 1.5kg and 2.5kg and now XL 3kg weights. As a general guideline we tend to advise 1.5kg for under 6 years and 2.5kg for over 6 years, however it really depends on the sensory processing needs of the child. If your child is actively seeking deep pressure sensory input (as opposed to just being calmed by applying deep pressure input), then we recommend the heavier weight.


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  • Weighted Lap Bag XL 3kg

    $59.50
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    Weighted lap bags are a very practical way to provide children with calming deep pressure sensory input in the classroom environment. They can be used to help children maintain their concentration during mat time as well as at the desk for written work. These lap bags are filled with poly pellets and are made in cordoroy with segregated sections to ensure even weight distribution. Poly pellet lap bags can be washed in the washing machine. We also have the Animal Lap Bags for another weighted option.

    Please send us an accompanying email when ordering to advise us of your colour choice - navy blue, royal blue, red or green.

    Available in 1.5kg and 2.5kg and now XL 3kg weights. As a general guideline we tend to advise 1.5kg for under 6 years and 2.5kg for over 6 years, however it really depends on the sensory processing needs of the child. If your child is actively seeking deep pressure sensory input (as opposed to just being calmed by applying deep pressure input), then we recommend the heavier weight.

    The XL weighted lap bags are bigger generally. They measure 65cm x 45cm so they spread the weight further.



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