Weighted Blankets for Autism Feb 25
Sunday, Feb 25, 12pm-4pm
- 4 hr4 hours
- 5 US dollars$5
- 314 S. HENDERSON RD
Help yourself and others. For only $5 fabric, pellets, and a sewing machine (limited supply) are included or bring your sewing machine if you have one. You get to keep it or donate it to Autism Society of America. Enjoy an afternoon of sewing, chatting, and chewing (beverages and snacks provided too!) Just bring you and your sewing skills no matter how minimal. How Does the Weighted Blanket For Autism Work? The pressure and weight that the blanket provides, otherwise known as deep touch simulation, helps produce serotonin. This is the chemical that is responsible for calming the body down, which then leads to the production of melatonin, which is then responsible for giving us a good night’s sleep. Many parents who have children with autism use a weighted blanket not only for sleeping, but also to calm them down as well. Parents usually drape it across their child’s shoulders in order to make him or her feel more secure. Because the weighted blanket is believed to be the remedy for sleep disruption, the child’s quality of sleep improves, which also transcends to their quality of life. The blanket lessens the likelihood of them tossing and turning during their sleep, as the deep touch simulation further enhances the experience. How Do You Pick Out the Right Weighted Blanket for Your Child? It goes without saying that the bigger the blanket size is, the heavier it will get. But according to experts, finding the right size for your child to use is essential for them to get the most out of this very helpful tool. The rule of thumb, as advised by those in the know, is that the perfect blanket is around 10% of the child’s body weight, with an added two pounds. This means that if your child weighs up to 40 pounds, the ideal weighted blanket for them would be up to 5 pounds. Those who weigh up 70 pounds will need a 7-pound blanket, while a 90-pound child will need a 10-pound blanket. Ultimately, the important thing is to find the right blanket size that would suit your child and give them utmost comfort. The idea here is to make their lives easier and their conditions a lot less complicated to deal with, both for you as a parent, and for your children themselves.
314 S. HENDERSON RD, King of Prussia, 19406