"What did I do before this ???
I love this blanket, it is definitely a plus in our coping strategy kit. I have found it not only helps my daughter with ASD but our kids with anxiety issues as well.
I have used it myself. The texture of the fabric even helps. Thank you."
The BEST weighted products
Expertly designed for maximum therapeutic benefit. They are sized to cover the users’ body (rather than the whole bed) – delivering powerfully soothing, optimal weight per square inch.
Safe and satisfying – Filled with safe, Colorado-grown organic millet. The small, smooth grains flow evenly across the body for an incomparable sensory experience
Washable – Ultra soft minky or 100% cotton duvet cover is removable and can be machine washed and dried with your regular laundry. The liner is also machine washable and dryable. Due to the weight of the blanket, we recommend taking it to a commercial laundromat should the liner require cleaning.
Made in Colorado, with love, by real people
Supports a social enterprise – Each weighted item supports a community, one stitch at a time. They are created by a team of talented makers. Many have family members with autism or sensory processing disorder. Each blanket is signed by the person who made it, with love and care.
Why is weight helpful?
Weighted blankets, provide gentle, even pressure, like a hug. Research shows this kind of deep pressure triggers the release of calming, feel-good chemicals in the brain, including oxytocin, serotonin and melatonin. Our nervous systems calm down under the weight – reducing anxiety and stress, improving mood and regulating the sleep cycle.
Who might benefit?
Therapeutic weight can be magically soothing for people with:
• Sensory needs
• PTSD & Trauma
• Restless Leg Syndrome
How much weight?
While individual preferences for weight vary greatly, Occupational Therapists typically recommend blankets weigh10% of a person’s body weight plus a pound. We took great care in designing Creature Commforts™ blankets to meet common guidelines for therapeutic weight. They are “right-sized” so the correct amount of weight is on the user, and the weight is comfortably and evenly distributed across the blanket.
Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under 3 and the user should be able to remove the weight independently.
The Creature Commforts Extra Large Weighted Blankets are in stock and ready to ship! Most orders will arrive in 3 business days or less!
Purchases of Creature CommfortsTM weighted products support the Autism Community Store, a social enterprise that offers resources, events and employment opportunities to people with Autism, sensory and information processing differences, and their families.