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#1 andyann

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:30 AM

Hi,

My nearly 8 Year old son has ADHD and SPD. At night time he wraps the sheet around his head. As I worry about him so much , I find that I am up checking on him every 2 hours.  We have tried a night mask to help with the night time fear however he likes that snuggled in feeling. Has anyone tried the weighted blankets ? or have you tried anything that has worked ?
Thanks In Advance for any suggestions.

Edited by andyann, 16 February 2013 - 06:31 AM.


#2 Carmen02

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

i have heard weighted blankets are fantastic but they arent cheap!! We where thinking of that for 2yr old DS because he is a huge sensory seeker but he just cant stand blankets at all on.

#3 firstatforty

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Here is a link to make your own weighted blanket. I haven't tried it so I don't know how it feels or sounds. You could try wrapping it up in a doona or blanket and putting it in a pillow case or doona cover. My son has a weighted blanket which he sleeps with or has on him when he's having a bad day. He only has it on him for a little while as he gets hot.

http://jesttupositive.wordpress.com/2012/1...ighted-blanket/

#4 Funwith3

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

I'll admit I don't know much about ADHD or SPD. But when I was younger I was petrified at night time and I used to sleep with my sheets and blankets totally over my whole head. I would then make one tiny little breathing hole by pulling the blankets aside just a smidgen....just so my mouth and nose were free.




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