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Please tell me about those wieght without warmth blankets for autistic children

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LauraIngallsWilder Mon 21-Sep-09 16:26:57

Apologies if this gets asked over and over - there must be heaps of threads but I can remember what I am asking about blush

Sooooooo those weight without warmth blankets to help autistic people feel secure and comforted..........

Where can I get one from?
All reccomendations welcome!

What size to get etc - ds a is 135cm tall 8yo

TIA

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 21-Sep-09 17:00:56

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MumOfThreeMonkeys Mon 21-Sep-09 17:37:13

hi, my OT gave me a loan of one to try out for my DD asd, it was great at helping her get over to sleep and stopped the balnkets falling off. i think that the 5lb one is the lightest and feels quite heavy my dd is a big 5yo. they cost about £95 to buy so if you have an OT you should get a loan before you fork out that much money- hope this was some help.

Quinny1 Mon 21-Sep-09 18:29:32

You need to contact Ruth at W2GB.

http://www.weight2goblankets.co.uk/

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 21-Sep-09 19:15:24

Oooh that is interesting mumofthree - OT was here today, we talked about these but she didnt mention a loan of one!

I admit I am wary of forking out for something he might not appreciate in the slightest!

Quinny - weight2go, that is the company name I was trying to remember!

Are there any others or are weight2go the best?

Quinny1 Mon 21-Sep-09 19:35:04

W2GB is owned by my sister,and obviously I'm going to big her up and say that her products are the best,however,there are posters on this site who have bought her products,and will also vouch for the quality.Advice is freely given,and I know she'll be available tomorrow after about 10am.At the end of the day it will cost you the price of a phone call to find out what it's all about.

I live in Wakefield,West Yorkshire,but due to my work,I spend a bit of time at her workshop in Gateshead,and there is a likelyhood I'll be there tomorrow if you call.

There are others in the UK,but bear in mind that Ruth is dedicated to what she does,and makes the products herself,so she knows what she is talking about.

Give her a ring.You have nothing to lose.smile

Ken.

missmarples Mon 21-Sep-09 20:45:27

i got mine from TFH - i have found that once they are on - and thats a feat in itself - then they are very useful in calming the child down. I would go larger than smaller so that you can really wrap them up and we have also used it to calm him at night.

No OT round here so loans are out of the question ....

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 21-Sep-09 20:51:17

Quinny thanks for that
Honest of you to say w2gblankets is run by your sister - that was the company I was thinking of, I just couldnt remember the name

Missmarples - I havent heard of TFH Ill check them out

missmarples Mon 21-Sep-09 20:53:45

they do change their catalogue quite regularly so not sure they sell them still - there are a few on ebay as well. you can also get vests for sensory input if that helps.

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 21-Sep-09 21:22:59

Cheers for that link missmarples - I am currently looking at all sorts of things that might be useful for ds (hoping to choose just one in the end though as not cheap!)

And weight2go for the blanket - ds likes the planets and stars pattern

Quinny1 Mon 21-Sep-09 22:01:10

No problem.

Glad I could help.

Ken.

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