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 pressure.
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 provides relaxation.
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.