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Weighted Blankets – What is better - Cotton or Polyester Fabric?

Weighted Blankets – What is better - Cotton or Polyester Fabric?

August 13, 2017 4 min read

Weighted Blankets – What is better - Cotton or Polyester (Minky) Fabric?You have heard that a weighted blanket can help kids, teens and adults with better relaxation and downtime. They also help other issues, like Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome and other disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder/ADD/ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. And you have decided that you are [...]
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For School - Are Fidget Spinners a Distraction or a Tool? Guest Blog for Mosaic Weighted Blankets

July 27, 2017 3 min read

A new fad has young people begging their parents to buy fidget spinners with the promise that it’ll help them focus academically.But some professionals warn that the spinners, which claim to reduce anxiety and increase focus, are actually more of a toy than a tool.Tania Johnson, registered psychologist and registered play therapist who works with [...]
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Why Weighted Blankets Are in High Demand During Christmas

Why Weighted Blankets Are in High Demand During Christmas

July 16, 2017 3 min read

Why Weighted Blankets will be a hard to find item this ChristmasThinking of buying a weighted blanket for your loved one this Christmas? Here is a brief overview of this manufacturing segment. Weighted blankets started in the first decade of the 2000s as a solution for sensory issues in a market mainly focused on the Autism Spectrum, including ADD/ADHD, Aspergers [...]
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Kids – It’s summer, so now what? Are weighted blankets too hot in summer (??) and summer activity

Kids – It’s summer, so now what? Are weighted blankets too hot in summer (??) and summer activity

May 28, 2017 3 min read

It's summer, so now what? Traditionally it’s time to look forward to kids getting out of school, a nice break from summer routines, sleeping in (you and them, if possible), if you don’t work – planning summer days and other activities, and if you do work, planning other activities and checking on your kids by text or phone a few [...]
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Why is my teen anxious or depressed? For the Parents

May 06, 2017 4 min read

For many parents, they have a happy and energetic kid that many times does an about face during the teen years and suddenly they no longer recognize the child that is growing up in front of their eyes.Natalie, from Cleveland OH, noticed that her 15 year old daughter began sleeping longer periods on the weekends, she wasn’t concerned because she [...]
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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, 2017 2 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 [...]
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Weighted Blanket size for Children and Adults - How Big Should My Blanket Be?

Weighted Blanket size for Children and Adults - How Big Should My Blanket Be?

January 15, 2017 3 min read

What size blanket should I order for my child?Carly called us recently she wanted a blanket for her 6 year old daughter Olivia who sleeps in a full sized bed. Carly wanted a full sized weighted blanket at the 10% recommended plus 1-2 lbs of weight for Olivia. Six year old Olivia weighs 40 lbs [...]
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Flexibility of Homeschooling

January 14, 2017 3 min read

Homeschooling has come a long way in its perception and acceptance in our education system. Even in the past seven years, I’ve seen normally empty parks and museums crowded with fellow homeschoolers that I sometimes wonder where did my empty, all-to-ourselves places go? I’m a working mom of two kids that I’ve always homeschooled. Our reasons for homeschooling are just as varied [...]
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How to help the senior in your life get better sleep with a weighted blanket

How to help the senior in your life get better sleep with a weighted blanket

November 12, 2016 2 min read

Senior Weighted Blankets: A Natural Sleep Aid for Older AdultsWhy don't seniors sleep as well as younger adults? It's harder to get rest for this population for some reasons listed below: Older people tend to get less deep REM sleep at night, a weighted blanket can help them sleep more soundly and be more alert during [...]
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What is SPD? How a child can benefit from a weighted blanket if they have  sensory processing disorder

What is SPD? How a child can benefit from a weighted blanket if they have sensory processing disorder

September 16, 2016 3 min read

Kids are all different but have you noticed that your child is highly sensitive and marches to his or her own beat? Here are some basic signs of Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD as it shows up in infancy, toddlers and children.SPD/ Sensory Processing Disorder What is Sensory Processing Disorder?Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly called Sensory Integration Dysfunction) [...]
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Weighted lap pad for- Back To School ideas

Weighted lap pad for- Back To School ideas

August 09, 2016 2 min read

Planning for Back To School with a weighted lap pad Are you ready for back to school? Some kids already have a weighted blanket, but also prefer to have a weighted lap pad for the classroom, and possibly for car rides to school. Mosaic Weighted Blankets decided last year to use our left over fabric to be repurposed into [...]
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Summer travel, a weighted lap pad or wrap can help your child

Summer travel, a weighted lap pad or wrap can help your child

June 05, 2016 2 min read

Traveling this summer? As a mom, our travel plans typically include a long drive or plane ride to get to our destination. Despite all good intentions, usually kids end up be uncomfortable, tired or bored during the trip and this can cause everyone to be less happy during the trip. A weighted lap pad or weighted wrap [...]
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