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Do weighted blankets work?
  • Kallie79
    Posts: 27
    Hi everyone
    Just wondering if anyone has bought a weighted blanket for their child and if so do they help at bedtime or for calming meltdowns / sensory overload?
    Thanks
    K
  • RhanHRhanH
    Posts: 1,151
    We borrowed one from our OT and my daughter found it too heavy at bedtime, preferring a tightly tucked in duvet, but she likes using a lap blanket at school and it definitely helps her to keep calmer!
  • webbwebb
    Posts: 2,578
    Weighted Blankets are to be used every night on a childs bed to help their sensory problems.
    If used nightly it can work to reduce sensory overload.

    They won't work if just used at bedtime for 30mins.
    They don't reduce bedtime anxiety and can't be given to the child when they are in full meltdown.

    They only work when used every night and will then help to reduce sensory overload during the day.

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