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Recommendations for weighted blankets? – Wondering if there are any other mothers of ASD children (or children with sensory disorders ) that may be able to help me. My 2 and a half yr old son with Autism has recently started piling things into his lap which I’m assuming is because of the pressure it puts on him. I’m thinking a weighted blanket might be a good idea but have no idea where I should be getting one from? Any ideas? TIA

Posted by Kristy, 08/11/13

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  • Try a local support group maybe!!

  • there are some good comments here

  • Did you find a good one?

  • Local support groups should have tht information. Maybe a local stay at home mum that makes them.

  • Maybe try asking a local support group as they may have some good recommendations from their experiences

  • Did you decide whether to get one or not?

  • what did you choose? :)

  • Do some research on the net and also try looking on ebay.

  • What did you end up choosing?

  • Really hope you get to find some

  • Speak to your OT if you have one, or phone your local occupational therapists in your area they might be able to order one for you at your own cost. If you are handy with a sewing machine, you might be able to find a pattern online to make one yourself, my son who is on the spectrum is really fussy with colours and fabrics, so get something your son would be happy to put on.

  • see your OT ours was so helpful and we got a deal for ordering a large order

  • Occupational Therapist’s can order them for you too, otherwise are you registered with an association? We are with Autism SA and they are great about helping with enquiries and providing information.

  • I actually just seen a post last night on a facebook page talking about where to buy them the page is called Bumpy Land

  • I’ve never heard of this, but find it really fascinating.

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