Deez013 on Dec 3, 2016
Your products are well made and make a world of difference for our kids. Thank you so much!
pawsnclaws2 on Nov 30, 2016
This was as described and shipped quickly. I was worried it would be too heavy, but it isn't and everyone likes it and try to use it when my handicapped child isn't :)
pawsnclaws2 on Nov 30, 2016
This was just as it was described and it was shipped quickly. My daughter loves it and it is helpful.
a Sugar and Spice Life
Hi there! I'm Christine Hamre. I live in Moorhead, Minnesota with my husband, 4 kids and 3 dogs.
My youngest daughter, Samantha, is the inspiration behind my product line. Sam has multiple disabilities including brain malformations and autism. She's nonverbal and although she's adorable, some days can be challenging. I've been sewing for a long time, making a variety of things, but mostly dolls. I've wanted to create items to help individuals with special needs for quite some time, and then the idea of weighted blankets came along. I made one for Sam to help with calming, and knew I wanted to make them for others who could benefit. I'm making it a priority to keep them affordable and to sew them to order so that they're perfectly suited for the recipient!
In addition to sewing I'm also an Ambassador for the Red River Valley chapter of Ainsley's Angels in Minnesota (www.facebook.com/AAinMinnesota). The mission of Ainsley's Angels of America (www.ainsleysangels.org) is to ensure that everyone can experience endurance events, as well as to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in our local communities.
When I'm not sewing or running I enjoy coffee and pinterest. :) http://pinterest.com/sugrnspicelife/
*Benefits of weighted blankets, scarves and lap pads:
Weighted products are a beneficial therapy tool for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, autism, ADHD, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, stress, PTSD, chronic pain, sleep disorders, dementia, and many more conditions.
Weighted blankets mimic deep pressure touch stimulation, causing serotonin to be released, thus have a calming and soothing effect.
Lap pads and Scarves are smaller and more portable and can be beneficial in helping with calming and concentration in situations like school, appointments, restaurants, church, and in the car.
The recommended weight for a blanket is 10% of your child's body weight + 1-2 lbs. Adult recommendations are 5-10% of ideal body weight. For lap pads and scarves the recommendation is 5% of body weight. They are not intended for children under 3 years of age or individuals who are not in good physical health. If you have any questions or concerns please consult your physician or occupational therapist.
*Care of your weighted product:
Wash in cold water on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.
*Blankets: sizes will range from 40" x 40" to 40" x 60" depending on the weight and size of the individual.
In general: 5 and 6# blankets will be approximately 40 x40"
7 and 8# will be 40 x 44"
9 and 10# will be 40 x 48"
11 and 12# will be 40 x 52"
13 and 14# will be 40 x 56-60"
Please let me know if you'd like a different size.
*Lap Pads: sizes will range from 12-16" x 20-25" depending on weight.
*Scarves: Small>2 or 3 lbs, 6" x 42"
Medium>3 or 4 lbs, 6" x 52"
Large>4 or 5 lbs, 6" x 62"
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I have not listed shipping options outside of the USA because of the heavy weight of my blankets and the large variability in international shipping rates. But if you're interested in purchasing from outside of the US I would be happy to check into shipping rates for you.