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NEW: Weighted Blankets for Autistic ChildrenBarbee Designs

Weighted blankets have been show to have calming effects on autistic children. The weight causes the brain to release neurotransmitters which is beneficial for people experiencing sensory integration disorder, anxiety, stress, Asperger's Syndrom, ADHD and Rett Syndrome. The blanket is not meant to replace Therapy but to act as an aid.

Our Weighted Blankets have a lining inside of poly fiberfill and rice filled pockets. The removable outer cover is machine washable. The front of the outer cover is made of cotton fabric. The back is made of fleece, flannel, or Cuddle fleece fabric. Basic weight guidelines for amount of weight distributed among the lining pouches is usualy determined by the weight of the child. The total weight is based on 10% of the child's weight plus 1 pound.

A Basic Guideline is: 2 lbs for toddlers; 4 lbs for preschoolers; and 5-6 lbs for school age children and up. Click on the images below for a closer look!

Autism Blanket Construction
Autism Blanket Liner

Autism Blanket Front and Back

Sizes include:

Small 12" x 20"

Medium 24" x 30"

Large 35" x 40"

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