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Weighted Body Warmer (Child)

Weighted Body Warmer (Child)

Manufactured by Autism Resources South Africa

Shipped in approximately 40 to 50 days.

Regular price R 479.00 ZAR
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Please note: This item is not available in store at the moment as they are made on order. The weighted body warmer currently has a lead time of 40 - 50 business days to manufacture which includes collections.

The first of our weighted jackets! A bit more stylish than a regular weighted vest.

A weighted jacket is normally worn over clothing with extra weight added within the jacket. Traditionally weighing between 5% to 10% of a person’s body weight, weighted jackets provide proprioceptive input using deep pressure which sends signals to the brain which, as a result, helps a person feel calm and increase focus.

 Although it might not apply to everyone with autism, a weighted jacket is said to provide the following benefits:

  • Create calmness
  • Increase focus and concentration
  • Decrease stimming
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Provide better body awareness
  • Encourage self-regulation

Manufactured with a denim outer shell and a soft fleece inner lining or Denim on both sides.

  • 5 - 6 (0.75kg) - 40 cm circumference x 42 cm length 
  • 7 - 8 (1kg) - 41 cm circumference x 45 cm length
  • 9 - 10 (1.5kg) - 44 cm circumference x 47 cm length
  • 11 - 12 (2kg) - 47 cm circumference x 51 cm length
  • 13 - 14 (2.5kg) - 49 cm circumference x 54 cm length

Due to the absence of scientific evidence that weighted jackets work, it’s important to observe someone with autism while wearing one - especially if they have limited communication skills. If uncomfortable or no improvement is seen, then it’s best not to use it. It is also worth mentioning that wearing a weighted jacket may not work unless it is supported by other methods provided by an occupational therapist.

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Insaaf Isaacs
Don't forget to size up

Great product. Think it could be small makes though so do size up. I did and it was still too small but they were happy to assist me with getting a bigger size. I like that you can remove and add weights as needed.

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Sarah Cowen
Nice looking functional weighted jacket

Looks nice - the weights in the back make it uncomfortable for sitting in the car - but fine for walking/playing in