Adaptive Products We Love

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Adaptive Products

Weighted Blankets

Remy LOVES his weighted blanket! It has been a game changer in calming his down when he gets a bit riled up and it has helped him when he sleeps as he isn’t so squirmy during the night. I made his myself, but their are many great options available through amazon for those that don’t sew. They are an investment but to us, well worth it!


7 lb Weighted Blanket -Blue and Green

Weighted blankets should be 10% of the child’s body weight rounded to the nearest 10, plus 1 lb. The child should be over 55 lbs to have a 7 lb blanket. Example: Child’s weight, 56 lbs, rounded to 60 lbs. 10% of 60 + 1 lb= 7 lb blanket. Please always consult your doctor for adaptive products! I mention the weight because the blanket I listed states its for a 30-40 lb child and that is way too small to safely use that heavy of a blanket according to the standard formulas. However, since this blanket is a twin sized blanket, the entire blanket doesn’t cover the child, hence, speak to your pediatrician!

 

7 lb Weighted blanket -Purple and Pink

Weighted blankets should be 10% of the child’s body weight rounded to the nearest 10, plus 1 lb. The child should be over 55 lbs to have a 7 lb blanket. Example: Child’s weight, 56 lbs, rounded to 60 lbs. 10% of 60 + 1 lb= 7 lb blanket. Please always consult your doctor for adaptive products!

Weight Blanket- Multiple Sizes

Lastly, I added this weighted blanket as you can choose from a few different weights depending on the size of the child.

Weighted blankets should be 10% of the child’s body weight rounded to the nearest 10, plus 1 lb. The child should be over 55 lbs to have a 7 lb blanket. Example: Child’s weight, 56 lbs, rounded to 60 lbs. 10% of 60 + 1 lb= 7 lb blanket. Please always consult your doctor for adaptive products!

Chewies

Remy loves to chew on the backs of pencils, especially to pop off the erasers. He has always been a “mouther” and would chew on everything from books to neoprene balls, so finding the right thing for him to chew on was a must! He has used the chewlery, but he doesn’t think to use it unless we offer it to him, but the pencil toppers work quite well.

Chew Brick Pencil Topper 3-pack

I have scoured though endless products and Amazon reviews for the pencil toppers to keep up with my hard chewer, and I took a gamble on these and it paid off. They lasted for a good 6 plus months and stayed in tact. We bought a new set this school year and they are still going strong.


Ark Krypto-Bite Xtra Tough Necklace

This is our go-to for necklaces. You can find less expensive ones, but these are worth the few extra bucks as they keep up with typical tough chewers.


Weighted Vests

Remy has used the weighted vest in school on a few occasions but in general he doesn’t need that level of intervention, but many friends children love them for high stress times. Weighted vests are meant for occasional use and not for long term.

Black Weighted Fleece Hoodie Vest

This one is a bit different as it can be used for longer use as it has such light weights to use. It also calls less attention to the child as its seemingly a typical hoodie! Check it out to see if it would work for your child.


Weighted Compression Vest & Extra Weights

This vest serves two functions; weight and compression. You can also buy extra weights to suit your child’s needs. The current recommendation for vests is 5% of body weight and to never exceed 10%. Again, like weighted blankets, please consult with your pediatrician or other healthcare professional!