Weighted compression vests can be extremely beneficial to children with hyperactivity, Autism, ADHD, SPD, and other neurological disorders. Based on the sensory integration technique, the added pressure or weight provides the child with information from their joints and muscles. With use of this beneficial tool the child may be able to better integrate sensory information. This results in a calmer attitude, better organizational skills, and improvements in the ability to learn and to concentrate.
We have purchased more compression and weighted vests than I can count over the years and recently we received a two in one, weighted compression vest from the company Fun and Function. I have to admit, I was expecting it to be one of the basic, cheesy, generic, neoprene vests we had used for our son in the past but I am pleasantly surprise to say that find that this vest is one of the nicest weighted compression vests I have ever seen.
The graphic print on the front of the vest makes ALL the difference in this house! My son hated wearing his old vests because he thought they looked “weird” and not at all cool or stylish. The last thing I want as a parent is to have my son going out into the world feeling even more uncomfortable than he already did so we stuck to using our vests at home or just around the family. The cool motorcycle graphic vest by Fun and Function have expanded our options in a BIG way! Now we can use the vest at school, the store, the park, or wherever we decide to go!
Another thing that impressed me about this vest is how well it’s made. You can clearly tell that a lot of time and detail was put into the design. A majority of the weighted vests I’ve seen and purchased in the past had weights that were completely inaccessible making the vests impossible to wash. The Fun and Function vest has interior pockets for the weights that securely close with velcro strips. The weights can be easily removed and because there are several of them you can easily adjust the load. Vest sizes range from XS to XL and include 2 lbs. of weight- four 1/4 lb. weights and two 1/2 lb. weights. Size XXS includes 1 lb. of weight-four 1/4 lb. weights. The hook and loop closures at the sides and shoulders are also a HUGE plus, they allow maximum comfort, easy sizing, and fast removal for your little movers and shakers on the go!
I have picked this thing apart from top to bottom and surprisingly, I couldn’t find one thing that I dislike about it! If you or someone you know is looking for compression or weighted therapy tools, Fun and Function is a great place to start!
Note- Wearing weights is generally recommended for 20 continuous minutes on and 20 minutes off. Consult with your child’s occupational therapist to determine the appropriate weight and intervals for wear. Adult supervision recommended for all weighted products. Ages 1 – Adult.
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