What are weighted blankets?
Weighted blankets provide the body with proprioceptive input which can cause the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, These neurotransmitters released by the brain have natural calming effects. Weighted blankets can benefit individuals with sensory integration disorder, Autism, anxiety, ADHD, Rett Syndrome, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, and many other conditions. Please note that weighted blankets are not a substitute for care from an occupational therapist or other healthcare professionals.
Determining the Appropriate Weight
Typically we recommend 10% body weight plus 1 lb. For example, a child that weighs 40 lbs would need a 5 lb blanket (40X.10 = 4, plus 1 lb = 5). We also recommended rounding up if needed. If you are unsure please contact us so we can discuss options. Our email address can be found on the Contact Us page. Please note that it is important you get the recommendation from your own OT or healthcare provider, as this individual knows you or your child best.
What are KP Designs blankets and lap pads made of?
KP Designs uses 100% cotton fabrics, unless otherwise stated. Choosing a soft minky backing is also an option. Non toxic poly pellets are used to fill our blankets. Our special pellets allow the blankets to be washable. Please follow the washing instructions provided. Air drying is recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping and Delivery
USPS is used to ship all our items. Due to our items being custom to fit the individual, the turn around time is 1-3 weeks for most items. Need an item sooner? Check out the SALE section or send us a message and we can work with you! Once items are shipped, a tracking number will be provided when your item is shipped to allow customers to track their orders.