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weighted blankets (SPD) I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
30th Nov '12

my son has some SPD-like issues from his traumatic birth, including the fear, i think of sleeping on his own. i honestly dont know where/how he got this one because even when he was in the hospital we never left him once he got to the moderate care floor, and on the PCTU floor the ratio of nurses to baby was 1:1 so his needs were never not met.



anyway.. i want to *try* to get him comfortable sleeping on his own and looked up weighted blankets.. theyre supposed to be great for spd and autistic kids.. anyone have one? im making him one for christmas out of minky and flannel. i got 4lbs of poly pellets (10% body weight +1lb)...

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20133 posts
30th Nov '12

my son is autistic, and i looked at the weighted blankets online, they are like $200, and i cant sew or anything so i guess he wont be getting one. but i hear they can be good for spd and asd kids.

loves E.A.S.E.C Due June 5; 5 kids; 3 angel babies; United Kingdom 1558 posts
30th Nov '12

my daughter who is autistic has a weighted blanket hers cost about 300
she also has weighted clothes

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
30th Nov '12

yeah they are like super expensive online. i found some on etsy, but they were still like 100-150. you can get the pellets off of ebay tho, i got 4lbs (i need 3.5lbs as hes a baby) for only 15 bucks, and the supplies cost another 30 or so, but i got what kind of fabric i wanted, you could def do it for cheaper.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting loves E.S.E and bean:" my daughter who is autistic has a weighted blanket hers cost about 300 she also has weighted clothes"


does the blanket work well for her?

loves E.A.S.E.C Due June 5; 5 kids; 3 angel babies; United Kingdom 1558 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" does the blanket work well for her?"

yes she couldnt sleep without it

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
30th Nov '12

I found tons like this one http://www.autism-products.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1385431&gdftrk=gdfV24426_a_7c1696_a_7c5669_a_7c1385431&gclid=CKCA9__T97MCFQqk4AodQh0AUw



that are under a 100 bucks, I just typed in weighted blankets and they all came up on the right hand side on google.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" I found tons like this one http://www.autism-products.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1385431& ... [snip!] ... that are under a 100 bucks, I just typed in weighted blankets and they all came up on the right hand side on google."

it only weighs 2.5lbs tho. therapeutic level is 10% of body weight +1lb.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
30th Nov '12

I found tons of a bunch of different sites that are under 100, only ones I found that were 200 to 300 are queen size ones and those weight charts say theyre for adults

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
1st Dec '12

There is a Lycra bed sheet similar to SPIO. you can buy it to fit a twin, full or queen bed. It is light weight but still provides compression. They start at $25 for the twin, $30 for the full and $35 for the queen size.



Here is a link



http://www.laceandfabric.com/Lycra-White-Bed-Sheet-Twin-Single-Bed-Autistic-Sensory-lycrabedsheet.htm



It was recommended to us for my son since he does so well with the SPIO, but he has a medical inclined bed that this sheet won't work on, so I don't have any personal experience with it. But I have heard good things.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" There is a Lycra bed sheet similar to SPIO. you can buy it to fit a twin, full or queen bed. It is light ... [snip!] ... inclined bed that this sheet won't work on, so I don't have any personal experience with it. But I have heard good things."</blockquote>




That's a great site! I love their Lycra bags

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" There is a Lycra bed sheet similar ... [snip!] ... personal experience with it. But I have heard good things."</blockquote> That's a great site! I love their Lycra bags"</blockquote>




*goes to look at them*

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" There is a Lycra bed sheet similar ... [snip!] ... personal experience with it. But I have heard good things."</blockquote> That's a great site! I love their Lycra bags"</blockquote>




I've seen those before, but never used them with him... What do you do with them?




And do you know of any shirt brands besides SPIO that makes compression shirts/pants? LO finally grew, but don't have $300 to spend until Feb on him.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ... [snip!] ... shirt brands besides SPIO that makes compression shirts/pants? LO finally grew, but don't have $300 to spend until Feb on him."</blockquote>




Sorry phone died while I was replying last night.



The suits are pretty versatile. Some kids go in them and push outward and enjoy the resistance, some want head in also, some don't, some of my kids just lay in them with a weighted blanket on top. A few students who hate anything confining even love them. Can't keep shoes or coats on a few but they will lay for an hour in the bag happily. We do sensory integration before we read aloud before lunch and those suits are always full. I'm working on getting 2 more



We have a few brands on compression clothing. I will check what they are tomorrow for you :)

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... I'm working on getting 2 more We have a few brands on compression clothing. I will check what they are tomorrow for you :)"</blockquote>



They sound awesome. I'm going to ask his OT if she has one she can try with MK and see how he likes it.




And thank you! I feel like waiting until Feb is way too long to go without, if we can find something for a smaller price it would be a really good thing. I've been trying to find a bicycle shirt for him, but can't find any in a small enough size. :/