What is a weighted lap pad?
A weighted lap pad or weighted lap blanket is typically a soft fabric blanket containing section of heavy material, typically glass beads. The size of lap pad for adults is slightly heavier at 6lbs and 48 X 24 inches and is worn on the users lap or wrapped around the shoulders. It can also be rolled up and used as a pillow. The weight of the blanket ranges from 3lbs to 10lbs and creates a heavy feel that is pleasant and comforting for the user. The lap pad can also be called a calming blanket, security blanket or sensory blanket.
Main benefits of the weighted lap pad
As well as the warm, comforting effects of the blanket, they can be used for anxiety relief on airplanes, at the doctors or dentist. Additional benefits include: reducing insomnia by providing enhanced relaxation, improves learning capability, reduces PTSD and symptoms of trauma and reduces depression. In the elderly, the weighted lap pad can help Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through the blankets soothing and calming effects that reduces agitation and encourages sleep.
Why use the Barmy weighted lap pad?
The Barmy weighted lap pad is 25% larger than the nearest competitor at 48 x 24 inches so provides greater coverage across the lap and legs. The weight is 6lbs so is heavy enough to provide Deep Pressure Stimulation but light enough to be portable.
The inner blanket is made from 100% breathable cotton. Unlike the competition, the Barmy blanket has a removable, washable, dual-sided cover made from warm, sensory minky dot and cooling, hypoallergenic, bamboo fabric. It arrives in a neat bag so is a perfect affordable gift for a friend, colleague or loved one.