Weighted waistcoat for my 8 year old son

by Lisa
(Skipton,England)

SPD is definitely real!!!!


Has anyone any advice on weighted waistcoats? I have just purchased one for my son who is 8 years old to help him in class.
I've tried to ask for advice from a local OT but as per usual have not had any response. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Kind regards,

Happy New Year to everyone! Lisa

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Jan 03, 2011
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Weighted Waistcoat
by: Lisa

Hi there,
Just wanted to say a huge big thank you for all you comments, help and encouragement. It is soooo appreciated.

Will try the waistcoat and will let u know how we get on. The waistcoat was purchased from http://www.sensorydirect.com/ and yes its made from Navy fleece so looks cool too! Hope this helps and good luck, hope it help.x.x.

Jan 02, 2011
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by: strandsof4

Hi- My son is 8. We just finished making him a weighted blanket that weighs 8 pounds and it seems to help sooth him at night, but he still can't sleep. He has used weighted lap snakes and vests and find that it helps but not as good as the turtle shell seat and other sensory objects. The problem is that you won't know until you try. I know we try so many things and some seem to help and others don't... and some days they help or at different times... I say try the waistcoat.
Good Luck!!

Jan 02, 2011
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More Help is needed!!!!!
by: sharon Belfast

Hi my daughter has SPD too and am sick to death of people in the UK not understanding what our child and us as parents go through in America and Canada there is help but in The UK there is nothing more needs to be done for us familys and to make the public more aware... I have found loads of familys who need help but there is nothing out there for us... Hope the waistcoat helps your Boy I have to order seamless socks online for my daughter it does help a bit but she is so frustrated with all clothing..
Happy New Year xx

Jan 02, 2011
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by: Jill

My grandson is 9 ys old. What does the waistcoat look like? Is it something an 8-9 yr old will wear without being embarrassed? He struggles all day to "keep it together" then lets it all out at bed time with a major meltdown that lasts quite a long time. I'm looking for something to keep him calm during the day so his emotions don't build up. Also, where did you order it from? Thanks!

Jan 02, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I have a four year old preschool student with SPD and she is helped immensely by one of these vests. She is so much more calm.

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