A true step by step DIY tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket for your child with autism, ADHD, SPD. I'm sure can be adapted for lap pads, etc for Alzheimer's and mental illness also.
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Weighted blankets are great for calming, but they can be really expensive. This great site has instructions on making your own weighted blanket. It was easy and inexpensive. Choosing your own fabric is a huge plus too.
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DIY Free Tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket, they have been shown to help calm/relax children that have Autism. AWESOME! Easy and inexpensive to make! #diy #crafts