Weighted products are a MUST HAVE, as well as a very popular gift to give this season. If you take a quick glance at any of the reviews, many people really do rely on weighted products to help with conditions like sensory processing disorder, anxiety, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome (RLS). It’s not magic, it’s a form of Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT). The potential benefits include helping to relieve anxiety, improve temperament, reduce stress, and promote restful sleep.
Deep Pressure Therapy is a great addition to an already existing treatment plan. The calming effect on the nervous system helps combat anxiety symptoms, depression symptoms, and sleep anxiety. This natural calming effect can be achieved without taking more medication.
Kids Lap Blanket: This Barmy product comes with a removable cover that can be machine washed. Gentle cycle recommended.
Barmy Shoulder Wrap: We do not recommend putting this product in the washing machine. Barmy recommends spot cleaning with cold water as needed.
Yes, children can use weighted blankets, and studies have shown an improvement in symptoms of children living with autism, sensory disorders, ADHD and anxiety. However, the type of weighted blanket should be considered when using with a child. Too much pressure can cause a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Weighted blankets are not recommended for children 3 and under.