Lap pads apply calming deep pressure to the lap whilst the user is sitting down making them ideal for use in classroom, reading time, at the table or in the car. The weight has a calming effect helping attention span and reducing excessive fidgeting.
Weighted Lap Pads can be an effective therapeutic solution for those with a sensory issues such as Autism. They can provide a soothing sensory stimulus through pressure on the body, similar to the feeling of being held, hugged or cuddled. This can have a calming effect, helping to relieve stress and anxiety. Weight is provided by plastic beads sewn into an inner lining for additional strength and comfort. The Weighted Lap Pad is CE marked and registered as a class 1 medical device. Made in the UK from durable poly-cotton outer with an inner lining.
Weighted Lap Pads should always be used with adult supervision.
Important Information on weighted products
Always consult with an Occupational Therapist or health professional before using a Weighted Lap Pad or other weighted product.Weighted products should be used with suitable supervision at all time
They are not suitable for very young children
Use the correct weight of product, we would suggest that a weighted product for exampledoes not exceed 10% of the users body weight.This weight recommendation is however only a guide, so please consult an Occupational Therapist or Health Professional.
The person using the weighted product should be able to remove it at all times; this is essential to prevent them becoming uncomfortable or over heated. Do not roll someone up in a weighted product under any circumstances.
Weighted products are not suitable for people with certain conditions such as epilepsy, heart conditions, breathing difficulties or circulatory problems.
It is essential that the child is able to self remove any weighted product if they become uncomfortable
Always use with adult supervision
Available as Standard or Fire Retardant.
Available in two weights (1kg and 2kg) and colours (Red or Blue)