Weighted Materials In Our Region
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Our weighted blankets are as comforting as a hug that can help you relax and sleep better. Weighted blankets lower stress and create a calm feeling by raising serotonin levels in the brain. Fabrics sourced across Africa make our weighted blankets truly unique and personal. We honor and celebrate our Nigerian-American heritage and culture.
Red Barn Blankets makes weighted blankets for people on the autism spectrum. You can contact Irlanda Corrales at the number below and visit the Etsy site to see examples and more details.
Web address: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedBarnBlankets
Location: Hixson TN
Phone: (844) 400-2276
Based out of the St. Elmo/downtown Chattanooga area, SensaCalm specializes in custom-made weighted blankets, lap pads, neck wraps, and more. Prices range from $30 on up. Order directly from their website, https://www.sensacalm.com/?rfsn=2464986.7c2d3c0ea. Use that link and the CAC receives additional donations from SensaCalm.
Web address: https://www.sensacalm.com/?rfsn=2464986.7c2d3c0ea
Location: 2011 N Chamberlain Avenue Suite 188, Chattanooga TN 37406
Phone: (855) 736-7222
Sharing the Weight is a non-profit group based in Ottumwa, Iowa. The group’s organizer, Marci Prose, works with volunteers to create and distribute, for a small cost to help with shipping, weighted blankets for children with special needs. These blankets, which are stuffed with poly pellets, are typically valued at a cost of $100 - $450.
Web address: http://www.sharingtheweight.org/
Specializes in sensory integration products, special needs toys, oral motor tools, and occupational therapy supplies. Weighted materials are also available. For more information, visit their website.
Web address: https://www.therapyshoppe.com/
Location: PO Box 8875 Grand Rapids, MI 49518
Phone: (800) 261-5590 and (616) 696-7441
Can’t find that one of a kind item for your kiddo? Then check out TJs Jackpot! Tiffany Long is a fellow autism mom who specializes in making unique items for just the right gift. She can make weighted animals, hats and scarves, and snuggle buddies of your child’s favorite character that you might not be able to buy! Because Tiffany’s items are crocheted, she is able to accommodate for sensory issues with fabrics and also allergies!
E-mail her at email@example.com with specific items you’d like made!