Cotton Weighted Lap Blanket

Or $42.50 in 4 instalments with Afterpay or Zippay. This cotton weighted lap blanket is the size of a tray and lies over your knees. It helps reduce anxiety and improve focus at school, work or home.

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This cotton weighted lap blanket or lap pad is the size of a small tray and lies over your knees. Great for the car, taking to school or just for people who need it when sitting in a chair as a comforting aid.

Our weighted lap blankets come in six sizes with your choice of different coloured cotton fabric.

Available colours:

Royal Blue, Baby Pink, Grey, Emerald Green, Black and Purple.

A weighted lap blanket doesn’t require as much weight as the larger blankets as the weight is concentrated on a smaller area on the person.

Cotton weighted lap blanket sizes are:
  • Small 50x36cm; weighs 1kg suggested for 2 – 4 year olds
  • Medium 60x40cm; weighs 1.5kg suggested for 5 – 7 year olds
  • Large 70x44cm; weighs 2kg suggested for 8 – 9 year olds
  • Extra Large 70x44cm; weighs 3kg suggested for 9 – 16 year olds
  • Jumbo 75x50cm; weighs 4kg suggested for 16 year old +
  • Super-Jumbo 75x50cm; weighs 5kg suggested for highly sensory-seeking adults.
Care instructions

Machine-washable on cold, gentle cycle.

Who It’s For:

This cotton weighted lap blanket helps calm people who have:

  • Difficulties in sitting still and concentrating for extended periods;
  • Severe anxiety;
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
  • Neurodivergence, including Autism and ADHD;
  • Sensory processing difficulties;
  • Dementia; and
  • Depression.

How Can a Cotton Weighted Lap Blanket Help You?

This premium quality Australian-made weighted lap blanket works using Deep Pressure Touch. (Deep Pressure Touch is also sometimes called Proprioceptive Input.) They can:

Weighted lap pads help you concentrate for longer
Help you concentrate for longer
Calming Moments' weighted blankets help calm feelings of overwhelm
Calm overwhelmed feelings
Relieve anxiety

How the Cotton Weighted Lap Blanket Works

The Cotton Weighted Lap Blanket helps to relieve anxiety and stress. It works by the weight of the beads inside pressing down gently on your body. This calming pressure is called Deep Pressure Touch. (Deep Pressure Touch is also sometimes called Proprioceptive Input.)

Deep Pressure Touch or Proprioceptive Input is a firm but gentle consistent pressure. It triggers two responses in the body that bring feelings of reduced anxiety.

  • It firstly shuts off the body’s “fight or flight” instinct that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system.
  • It then activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This causes both the breathing rate and heart rate to slow and the muscles relax.

The end result is that you feel more relaxed and less anxious.

How to Use It:

It’s simple and easy to use the Cotton Weighted Lap Blanket.

Just put it on your lap while you sit and continue with your tasks.

You can use it while sitting on a chair, the floor, a bed, a couch or even in the car.

Use it for as long as you need it – there is no minimum requirement or maximum limit.

You can machine-wash the cotton weighted lap blanket on cold, gentle cycle. This is a quick and convenient way to deal with life’s accidents and messes.

Leave to dry flat.

Young boy using a Navy blue smooth minky weighted lap pad

What Makes Calming Moments’ Weighted Lap Blankets Unique?

Made with love and care

Our team of Aussie mums carefully makes each weighted lap blanket with love and care.

Premium quality guarantee

We make these lap blankets with superior quality fabrics and beads. And back them with a two-year guarantee to give you peace of mind.

Certified Australian-made

We make this cotton weighted lap blankets especially for you right here in Western Australia

Free shipping

We pay the post throughout Australia.

Custom-made with the right weight

This gives your body the best calming anxiety-reducing effect.

Machine-washable

All our weighted lap blankets are easily machine-washable on cold, gentle cycle.

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Additional information

Weight 5.1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 5 cm
Choose your lap pad size and weight

Small 1.0kg: rec for 2 – 4 years olds, Medium 1.5kg: rec for 5 – 7 years olds, Large 2.0kg: rec for 8 – 9 years olds, Extra-large 3.0kg: rec for 9 – 16 years olds, Jumbo 4.0kg: rec for 16+ years olds, Super Jumbo 5.0kg: rec for highly sensory-seeking adults

Pick your cotton colour

Royal Blue, Baby Pink, Grey, Emerald Green, Black, Purple

Brand

Calming Moments

Manufacturer

Calming Moments

Shipping

Get Free Shipping in Australia!   We usually take 2 – 3 business days to prepare your order. The table below shows how long our free Australia Post option will take to reach you.  

State Delivery Estimate
ACT 6 – 7 Business Days
NSW 6 – 7 Business Days
NT 10 – 11+ Business Days
QLD 6 – 7 Business Days
SA 5 – 7 Business Days
TAS 6 – 8 Business Days
VIC 6 – 8 Business Days
WA 2 – 5 Business Days

 

Last dates for guaranteed Christmas shipping 2023

Please place your order by COB on these dates to ensure you receive your parcel by Christmas 2023.

  • Australia Post Standard Post: Friday 15 December 2023
  • Australia Post Express Post: Monday 18 December 2023

We also ship internationally using Australia Post Standard or Express Shipping. The rates depend on the size and weight of the product and will show at checkout once you have entered your address.   The table below shows how long it takes for Australia Post standard deliveries to some international deliveries. If you would like more information please consult the Australia Post website or e-mail kirsty@calmingmoments.com.au.  

Country Delivery Estimate
New Zealand 8 – 12 Business Days
United Kingdom 6 – 12 Business Days
United States 6 – 10 Business Days
Hong Kong 6 – 10 Business Days
Singapore 6 – 10 Business Days

 

2-Year Guarantee

We cover all Calming Moments’ weighted lap pads with a 2-year guarantee. This means we will repair or replace it in the unusual event that the stitching breaks.

Which weight?

Please use the guidance below to help you choose the best weight for your weighted lap pad.

  • Small 50x36cm; weighs 1kg suggested for 2 – 4 year olds
  • Medium 60x40cm; weighs 1.5kg suggested for 5 – 7 year olds
  • Large 70x44cm; weighs 2kg suggested for 8 – 9 year olds
  • Extra Large 70x44cm; weighs 3kg suggested for 9 – 16 year olds
  • Jumbo 75x50cm; weighs 4kg suggested for 16 year old +
  • Super-Jumbo 75x50cm; weighs 5kg suggested for highly sensory-seeking adults.

Care instructions

All Calming Moments’ weighted lap pads (or lap blankets) are completely machine-washable on cold, gentle cycle if your machine can take the weight. If not, please take it to a laundromat and wash it there. Please do not tumble dry or dry clean. Line dry or dry it flat.

FAQs

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Our Aussie team custom-makes each weighted lap so that it will calm and relax you. We make them for people with:

  • Severe anxiety that hurts their ability to experience joy;
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
  • Neurodivergence, including Autism and ADHD;
  • Difficulties in concentrating or sitting still.
  • Dementia;
  • Sensory processing difficulties;
  • Big feelings of overwhelm that make it difficult to be calm and present; and
  • Depression.

To get the calming effect, just put the weighted lap pad on your lap. Then continue with whatever you were doing.

You can use it at work or school to help improve focus and productivity.

Use it in the car to feel calmer.

And it’s great for relaxing at home while reading, watching TV or doing a hobby.

The weight is supplied by micro glass beads.

These are incredibly fine and – unlike poly pellets – have no sharp edges that could disturb your focus.

They are also silent, unlike poly pellets that can make whooshing and rustling noises.

You can wash your weighted lap pad on cold, gentle cycle. Dry it flat or on the line.

Please do not tumble dry.

Yes the NDIS does fund weighted products in some circumstances. You can find out more information here.