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Sensory Processing Disorder Treatment, Mosaic Weighted Blankets

We are proud to be featured in the Fall issue of, “Something Special Magazine”…check out page 44 to see the article.

Current issue of Something Special Magazine, featuring Mosaic Weighted Blankets

Read about selecting a weighted blanket as part of sensory processing disorder treatment

Weighted Blankets are the new hot thing on the market to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger’s, ADD and ADHD, as well as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). We hear stories about kids using the blankets for self-calming and to help with sleep problems. But do they really work? Here is some insight on the product from Laura LeMond, the founder of Mosaic Weighted Blankets®.

“Weighted blankets are an absolute miracle for these types of kids who respond well to deep pressure touch stimulation as therapy. We have heard so many actual stories from families who have seen their kids seriously slow down, calm themselves and relax using a weighted blanket as a touch point. We have seen kids that have never slept through the night finally get relief. And we know that if a child isn’t sleeping, chances are mom and dad aren’t sleeping either, so this blanket can be mom and dad’s best friend. Every child is different, so you need to try it to see how well it works for you. It may solve significant issues like insomnia, or it may just provide a snuggly tactile experience to help your child relax. It is worth trying, and a lot better solution than pills or just living with difficult quality of life symptoms.”   Continue reading

Selecting the Perfect Weighted Blanket for a Christmas or Holiday Gift

EMBRACING A HOT NEW GIFT ITEM: THE HUG OF A WEIGHTED BLANKET  

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If you’ve been considering ordering a weighted blanket for someone as a Christmas or holiday gift, here is some advice to help you navigate the world of hand-sewn weighted blankets and to help you select just the right one. Weighted blankets are catching on in popularity (think of a bean bag and a blanket combined), and due to their construction they are a higher priced item. So here are some things to consider when purchasing one for a loved one – child, friend, parent or grandparent – to unwrap on that special day. Continue reading

What Size Weighted Blanket? From Mosaic Weighted Blankets

Our new infographic on, “How to size a Weighted Blanket”… click on image to enlarge.

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks! Sept 28th in Austin!

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Last year’s walk…photo by Shannon Kintner

Mosaic Weighted Blankets is supporting the upcoming 2013 Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks event! Hope you will consider joining in the fun, stop by and say “hey” at our booth at the resource fair…

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® founder Laura LeMond is encouraging local families to participate in this year’s, 2013 Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The event is to be held on September 28th, at Camp Mabry in Austin.  Along with the walk there will be an Autism-focused resource fair and lots of kid-friendly fun.  Registration and a donation page can be found at http://ow.ly/nUilS. Walkers can register the day of the event starting at 8:30, although event organizers are encouraging online registration to assist with planning purposes. Registration is free.  Continue reading

Natural Sleep Aid May Ease Adult & Teen Sleep Disorders

A weighted blanket, used in conjunction with improved sleep habits, may be an affordable natural alternative to sleep medication and behavioral therapies

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Poor sleep habits plague many of us; 40% of adults say they have occasional insomnia. We go to bed too late, have caffeine or alcohol at night, interrupting natural sleep patterns, or we overstimulate our minds with late night TV and electronic devices. Combine those bad habits with the stress of work and family, and many of us find ourselves out of sync, unable to relax and fall asleep.  Continue reading

Santa’s Summer Slumber Special! Thru August 15th…10% Off

Santa’s Summer Slumber Special thru August 15th – Santa’s off snoozing (with his weighted blanket, of course), but we’re already thinking Christmas! Order your customized weighted blankets now, beat the rush and ensure your blankets are safely under the Christmas tree this year.

 10% Off – Coupon code: P0WGC6T4CC2A

 Here are two new fabrics for kids and teens; and check-out the website for great adult fabrics. Ho-Ho-Ho!

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Astronauts sleep better surrounded by planets. New Planet fabric, awesome!

 

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For your favorite little alien…Alien fabric, so fun!

Autism Help – There’s An App For That (Actually, There Are Many)

We at Mosaic Weighted Blankets keep hearing about yet another great iPhone and iPad app for parents of kids with autism or other special needs.  So many apps, how confusing...yet, the iPad is a wonder, with its focus on fine motor, speech and cognitive skills development (and so much more!)…We wondered if there was a comprehensive resource out there to help people find particular apps on the popular mobile devices out there today. We found a few that we thought we’d pass along…all contain listings of hundreds of applications focused on children with autism as well as other special needs.   Continue reading

A Day with My Weighted Blanket – Our First Video!

We received our first entry for our, “A Day with My Mosaic Weighted Blanket” Video Contest…check it out! Watch to hear how a Mosaic weighted blanket has helped with anxiety and sleeping issues, has provided calming relaxation and tactile stimulation for a sensory seeking college student, and provided a cozy cat bed for two sensory seeking cats! 

What are you waiting for!? Enter your video today…deadline is August 15th.

See “Contest rules” if you’d like to enter…it is so easy…and fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1YPQ3UN14o&feature=youtu.be 

Mosaic Weighted Blankets Video Contest – Great Fun!

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“My family is going to win! We all love our weighted blankets!”

Mosaic Weighted Blankets presents:
“A Day with My Weighted Blanket” Video Contest!!

We keep hearing so many great stories about our customers and their blankets. So we thought we’d tap our creative customer base and offer a contest, to spread the word about the benefits of weighted blankets for all! The contest is called, 

A Day with My Weighted Blanket

Send us a video meeting the following guidelines and you’ll be entered to WIN…There will be 3 prizes awarded of either a $50 gift certificate towards a future purchase or a free lap pad of your choice!! OK, so let’s get creative and share our blanket stories! What a great fun thing to do on a lazy day this summer! Get the whole family involved!

Deadline is August 15th!  Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Sundowning – How to Cope and Get Some Sleep

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A Mosaic Weighted Blanket may provide calming for an Alzheimer’s patient suffering from sundowning symptoms

If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you may find yourself dealing with something called, “Sundowning”.

Sundowning typically occurs in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s and is thought to strike about 20% of Alzheimer’s patients.

It is a set of symptoms that generally begin at dusk and last through the night. Symptoms can include pacing, wandering, increased agitation (even becoming combative), disorientation, and an overall inability to sleep. The symptoms impact your loved one and probably everyone else in the house. It is one of the most common causes of Alzheimer’s caregiver burnout, and can cause a great deal of stress for everyone. So why does it happen? And what can you do about it?  Continue reading