Discover an effective physical therapy treatment for children with ADD, sensory processing disorders or autism. This weighted vest provides deep therapeutic compression at the joints and proprioception for comforting, calming and improving focus. It can be used while taking a test or doing homework to keep tranquil and focused. The vest snaps right over other clothes, and it looks stylish so kids won’t feel like they look different from other children. These vests are also very comfortable, made from a soft blend of cotton and polyester. They give a steady sensory input and calming benefits for a sensory diet.
The size of this blue weighted vest is small, designed for children 2-3 years old. The vest comes with 2 .5-pound weights and 4 .25-pound weights for a total weight of 2 pounds. It has hook and loop closures on the sides plus snaps down the front, making it easy to put on, remove and size to the child’s body. This vest can be machine washed in cold water.
Using the Weighted Vest
All weighted products should be used with adult supervision and guidance from a therapist. Your therapist can advise you about the weights and wear times for the best results. Weights should be gradually adjusted, very carefully, for each child’s needs. The standard weight to use is 5 percent of total body weight, and the total should never exceed 10 to 15 percent of total body weight. Remove weights before washing.
- Calming benefits for a sensory diet
- Material: soft cotton and polyester blend
- Closures: hook and loop; snaps
- Weights: 2 pounds (included)-Interior weight pockets: 2 in front, 2 in back
- Size: small – 26-30-inch chest, 14.5-inch length
- Color: blue
- Ages: 2-3
- Care: machine washable in cold water
Comfortable and Stylish – Looks like regular clothing; can be worn under other clothes
Steady Soothing Sensory Input – Weight acts as a sensory organizer and feels like a reassuring deep hug; comforts, calms and focuses
Helpful for Various Disorders – Excellent for children with autism, ADHD or sensory processing disorders
Fully Adjustable – Weights can be added or removed; hook and loop closures control compression
Easy Care – Weighted vests are machine washable