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Weighted Blankets 101: When & How to Use Weighted Blankets

When the child is awake, drape it across his lap or around his shoulders. The deep pressure touch stimulation brought about by the blanket will produce serotonin in the child, which is a hormone that will help to calm him down and produce a happier frame of mind. At bedtime, cover your little one with the weighted blanket to once again help the production of serotonin, which will lead to the production of melatonin--the hormone that helps us achieve a peaceful, restful night's sleep.

from And Next Comes L

13 DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorials {Sensory Hacks for Kids}

How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L


A true step by step DIY tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket for your child with autism, ADHD, SPD. I'm sure can be adapted for lap pads, etc for Alzheimer's and mental illness also.