How a weighted blanket or vest can calm your kid on the go at school or play – even when you aren’t there!
March 19, 20172 min read
Weighted blankets and vests are growing in popularity as a way
to comfort your child when you are on the go or when they are away from the
parents, in a school or play setting.
The DTP/Deep Touch Therapy provided by a weighted blanket can help your child though a stressful day
and provide calmer downtime and longer/better sleep.
What is DTP?
Deep Touch Pressure is the term for the feeling of a
gentle, distributed weight on the body. The benefits of DTP can by shown by a
hug, or by utilizing a weighted blanket, lap pad or vest to provide even
If you provide a tool listed above that can give you child DTP,
it can be a way to prevent or lessen a meltdown and make your child more
focused and calm at school or at play and to provide better downtime, even if
you aren’t there during the day. Incorporating a weighted blanket, vest or lap
pad can be implemented into your child’s behavior plan, helping him or her to
make the adjustment between routines every day.
NERVOUSNESS and ANXIETY
Even short term exposure to DTP through a weighted blanket, vest
or lap pad can provide comfort, there are many testimonials of people with
anxiety who feel greatly comforted by a weighted blanket.
One of the most obvious benefits of providing DTP through weight
is that there is no pill required to help the child calm down.
WHAT WEIGHT TO GET?
The formula for a weighted blanket is 10% of body weight plus
1-2 lbs for a child. And 10% of ideal body weight for an adult. But keep in
mind that lap pads and weighted vests are still comforting. Weight in general
Mosaic Weighted Blankets provide a great way to find comfort and
calm down through DTP. They are made in the USA and are custom made to each
person’s height and weight and come in 65 different colors and patterns in 100%
cotton and minky fabrics.