|We use only Fine Grade River Stone
Painstakingly cleaned, fine grade river stone is Smooth, safe and dust free.
It is a much more concentrated weight than Polly beads and is therefore
more effective for it's deep pressure effect. River stone is not sand and is
not crushed stone. It is natural hard river stone and is not sharp or porous.
It will not wear through any of the four layers of blanket fabrics.
It can't mildew as long as the blanket is washed after a food spill.
In case of fire, it is 100% fire proof and cannot give off any toxic fumes.
Not recommended for children who might chew the blanket.
Machine washable according to instructions provided.
Line drying is recommended.
NEVER PLACE WEIGHTED GEAR OVER THE FACE OR USE DOUBLED. NEVER USE WEIGHTED GEAR TO CONFINE OR RESTRICT
MOVEMENT. NEVER USE WEIGHTED GEAR WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION. SALT OF THE EARTH WEIGHTED GEAR IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF THEIR PRODUCTS.
|IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ASK YOUR O.T. FOR FINAL WEIGHT ADVICE
IN MOST CASES, THE GENERAL ADVICE IS THAT WEIGHT SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 10 % OF THE WEIGHT OF
THE USER. YOU CAN ADD A POUND FOR BLANKET FOOTAGE (BLANKET THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE OVER THE
USER, BUT ON THE BED.) FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES:
A 50 POUND CHILD MAY NEED 5 POUNDS PLUS ONE POUND FOR BLANKET FOOTAGE
A 75 POUND CHILD MAY NEED 7 AND 1/2 POUNDS PLUS ONE POUND FOR BLANKET FOOTAGE.
A YOUNG ADULT OF 140 POUNDS MAY NEED 14 POUNDS PLUS 1 POUND FOR BLANKET FOOTAGE. ANY MORE
WEIGHT THAN THAT TENDS TO BE TOO UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ANY SIZE ADULT.
IN REALITY, THE OT HAS TO DETERMINE 3 THINGS FOR THE FINAL DECISION...
1. THE PERSON'S PHYSICAL STRENGTH OR LIMITATIONS AND THE AMOUNT OF ADULT SUPERVISION IN THE
CASE OF A FRAIL OR YOUNG USER.
2. THE PERSON'S NEED FOR PRESSURE. SOME NEED JUST A LITTLE AND SOME NEED A LOT TO BE EFFECTIVE.
3. THE SIZE OF THE BLANKET. A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WEIGHT IN A SMALL BLANKET WILL GIVE MORE
PRESSURE ON THE USER THAN THAT SAME AMOUNT IN A LARGE BLANKET.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT BLANKETS OVER 20 POUNDS, PLEASE READ ABOUT IT ON THE FAQ PAGE
IN LAP PADS & VESTS THE WEIGHT IS MORE CONCENTRATED AND ONLY 8% OR LESS OF THE USER'S WEIGHT
IS USUALLY RECOMMENDED.
|BLANKET WEIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS
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Salt Of The Earth Weighted Gear
1031 17th Street
Henderson, NEB 68371
|All About Weights
|About Polly Bead Weight:
A common fill for weighted blankets, polly beads are clean and
generally safe. They are much bulkier per pound than the fine grade
stone so they make a bulkier blanket and are much too bulky for items
with concentrated weight like the weighted vests, plushes or,
weighted Lap Pads.
Over the years our clients have come to prefer the fine grade stone.
For this reason we are no longer keeping polly bead in stock. But we
do have access to it and if you are placing an order of 5 items or more
and needing them weighted with polly bead, please call and we will be
happy to work with you. There is no difference in price.v