Weight parameters for vests/ blankets

by sky

Does anyone know the weight parameters for weighted blankets and weighted vests (like what percent of child's body weight the item should weigh?) I have heard a few different things from different people. Thank you!

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Weighted items
by: Teresa Anger

New England Embroidery's page

http://www.neeweightedproducts.com/Benefits-of-Weighted-Products.html


5% of a child's body weight is what was recommended to start with for my children. My middle son, however has been using an 8 pound blanket (as recommended by his OT. We worked our way up from 3lbs). He can now count to 5 and tell you his first name. These items have really worked for my boys!

Here is the one that my boys' OT got their first items from-
The Magic Blanket company
Calms. Soothes. Comforts. Naturally.

Toll Free (877) 711-2020

http://www.neeweightedproducts.com/Benefits-of-Weighted-Products.html

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thank you
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for your feedback. Can you tell me where those parameters originated?

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weight parameters
by: Anonymous

Vests - 5% of the child's body weight
Blankets - 10% plus 1 lb.

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