• Patent pending design created by a therapist for parents, therapists and educators. • Snap closures: Hold weights securely and quietly in place. • 12—100% cotton weight bags with channels sewn to reduce noise and create a slim never bulky—profile. • Weight percentage of each vest is 5% of the child’s average weight, working to match their sensory needs 100% of the time. • Collar: Fold down or leave popped, depending on your child’s style and tactile preferences. • Internal material: Light fleece provides comforting tactile experience for your tactile defensive child, but always breathable. • Tag-less, of course. • Shoulder weights: Insert weights through external hidden zippers. Creates a simple, yet effective method of providing proprioceptive input simulating joint compressions. • Material: Double layered fabric resists stretching, while breathable material allows for air flow and temperature control. • Weight is provided by channelled bags filled with glass microbeads, which are 100% non-toxic, glass, non-allergenic, non-combustible and environmentally harmless. • Weighted vests are safe to be washed and dried in home or industrial washers and dryers, however, as always; we recommend the gentle cycle to preserve the life of our products. • Weight bags can be washed if needed, however we recommend washing separately or by hand, as well removing bags from vest prior to washing. • Please reference size chart for specific measurements! • Sizes available: XS-XL o XS (2T/3T) -- 1.5 Pounds o S (4T/5T) -- 2 Pounds o M (6/7) -- 2.5 Pounds o L (8/10) -- 3.5 Pounds o XL (12/14) -- 5 Pounds
A wear schedule might look something like this: 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. By taking the vest on and off throughout the day, it helps your child's body learn to regulate sensory input. Remember, this is a tool to help your child feel calm and confident! It is not used to 'weigh your child down.'
The suggested weight is approximately 5% of your child's body weight, however keep in mind every child's sensory needs are different. It is recommended to consult your child's occupational therapist for more information regarding the appropriate percentage of weight for your child.
A weighted vest is a therapeutic tool to help your child feel calm with an organized sensory system by providing proprioceptive input. Proprioceptive input is important for a child’s development because it helps them to feel a sense of self, aides in self- regulation and promotes success in both fine motor and gross motor activities. It is also important, as it helps a child to be aware of their “personal space” and how to appropriately engage with their peers without overstepping their boundaries (e.g. hugging without asking) or not engaging enough (e.g. decreased eye contact).
Please Refer to Sizing Chart for Accurate Measurements Before Choosing Your Size!