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Lap Pads and Shoulder Wraps

Lap Pads

Lap pads apply calming deep pressure to the lap and upper legs. Because they are used while the child is seated, it makes them ideal for use in situations like; the classroom, at reading time, at the table, or in the car. The weight has a calming effect helping attention span and reducing excessive movement or fidgeting.

Lap pads are relatively inexpensive and portable making them ideal for use in schools. They can be used in conjunction with other tools such as wedge cushions to help with focus when sitting.

Size Guide For Lap Pads

Lap pads are available in 2 sizes; small (1kg) and large (2kg), and can be used across the lap or over legs whilst seated. Before use, ensure that the lap pad is the appropriate weight for the person using it. As a general guide the small lap pad is designed for children aged 4 to 10 years old. The large lap pad is designed for children over 10 years old, teens and adults. This is a guide only and you should consult your Occupational Therapist or other suitably qualified person prior to use.

Important information;

  • Use under the supervision of an adult at all times
  • Only use one weighted product at a time
  • Do not cover the head or face with the lap pad
  • Do not place in a cot with a baby or infant
  • Check before and after use for signs of wear and tear

Shoulder Wraps

Shoulder wraps are designed to have much the same effect, except that the weight is applied to the shoulders. They are a cost effective, safe and portable tool, enabling easy use whenever and wherever they are needed.

Size Guide For Shoulder Wraps

Shoulder wraps are available in 2 sizes; small (800g) and large (1.2kg) and can be used across the shoulders whilst seated. Before use, ensure that the shoulder wrap is the appropriate weight for the person using it.  As a general guide the small is designed for children aged 4 to 12 years old. The large may be more appropriate for teens and adults. This is a guide only and you should consult your Occupational Therapist or other suitably qualified person prior to use.

Important information;

  • Use under the supervision of an adult at all times
  • Only use one weighted product at a time
  • Do not cover the head or face with the shoulder wrap
  • Do not place in a cot with a baby or infant
  • Check before and after use for signs of wear and tear

 

Fabric And Materials

Lap pads and Shoulder Wraps are available in a range of fabrics and materials, including a Fire Retardant, wipe clean material and fleece.  So whether it’s dinosaur’s, unicorns, stars or cars we’ve got it all 🙂

 

 

Cleaning Guidance

Both lap pads and shoulder wraps are machine washable at a recommended washing temperature of 40 degrees.

Do not tumble dry or iron as this may damage the filling beads. Fire retardant lap pads can be wiped clean with a sponge or damp cloth.

 

To view our complete range of Lap pads and Shoulder wraps please visit;

https://www.sensorydirect.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=lap+pads

https://www.sensorydirect.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=shoulder+wraps

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