Forum: Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders
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I am thinking of getting one for Daniel for Christmas. However they're so expensive, I don't want to buy one and then find it's poor quality or uncomfortable or the wrong sort of material. He likes fluffy materials and soft cottons, nothing scratchy. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations. I will have to buy it online because there are no shops where I live that sell that sort of thing. So I can't exactly feel it and handle it before I buy.
Leslie the blankets help to calm an autistic child or one with ADHD or Down Syndrome. It's something about the pressure from the weight that will calm them down and help them sleep. I think it's the sensory seeking that it helps the most. If I put Angelica under a bunch of heavy blankets she will sleep good but if not then she is up and down all night. So she sleeps in a diaper under about 5 heavy fleece blankets. I am going to either buy or make her one of the weighted blankets so that she can hopefully sleep in her own room soon.
We thought about getting one for Alice, but then noticed she makes her own in a way. She will bundle herself / tuck in herself so tightly that she gets that same squeeze or pressure. I have to do the same thing at night. I feel like I'm about to fall if I'm not really tucked in.