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How to Care for Your Stuffed and Weighted Items

I often times get questions on how to care for weighted items made from my pellets. It is important that these cherished items last, especially when it is a handmade treasure, because often so much thought goes into the fabric … Continue reading

How to Make a Weighted Shoulder Wrap

Weighted shoulder wraps or “huggers” are a favorite for children with autism. There are two main reasons for this. One reason is because the weighted sensation gives children with autism a sense of comfort and relaxation. The weight on their … Continue reading

Why Everyone Should Have a Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are often given to children with autism and people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because the weight in these blankets helps calm those dealing with hyperactivity and/or anxiety. What most people don’t realize is that weighted blankets can … Continue reading

5 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is only a few days away and you don’t want to give your dad that same old boring gift. This year, give your awesome dad something extra special, he deserves it! There is nothing more meaningful than a … Continue reading

Preparing Your Autistic Child for Summer Break

School is out and summer break is finally here, WE ARE FREE! Every kid looks forward to summer- hanging out with friends, attending summer camps and having some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, changing everyday routines, going to new places … Continue reading

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Hugs and Love for Autism Awareness Month!

In March 2012 we had our daughter evaluated for possible sensory issues. She was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. One of the suggestions from her therapist was a weighted blanket to help keep her calm and asleep at night. After … Continue reading

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Share the Weight! for Autism Awareness Month!

Hello! My name is Marci Prose and I started a little organization called Sharing The Weight in June of last year. I was featured in one of your blogs last year, so I will spare you all the details. But basically I … Continue reading

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CLAP YOUR HANDS for Autism Awareness Month!

My name is Sue Desautels, and I am the founder of CLAP YOUR HANDS.  This began with my beautiful granddaughter, who was born in 2007 with several special needs.  We were continually looking for ways to improve her mobility and motor skills.  Before … Continue reading

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Go Blue for National Autism Awareness Month!

It is National Autism Month! April 2 was National Autism Day! It is a really big time around here for us because we know how much you all love our pellets in your weighted blankets, vests, and other crafts that … Continue reading

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A Simple DIY Eye Pillow

There is one thing we know well here at Paula Pellets HQ: weighted items do wonders when you are talking stress relief. We know weighted blankets and vests are very helpful for veterans with PTSD, people with autism, and even … Continue reading