DIY Lap Weight Video

EarlyVention's quick tutorial shows how to make your own calming lap weight / lap pad for under $15! It's super easy and saves you 70% of the cost of animal lap pads currently on the market! Lap weights provide deep pressure, help improve body awareness and can help children regulate their own body and emotions. Make sure to include up to 10% of your child's body weight (e.g. 4 lbs for a 40 pound child) to create the most benefit! 

For EarlyVention’s DIY Lap Weight, you will need:

  • Sandwich size Ziploc bags (we used 6 bags)
  • Small river rocks (we used two 32 oz bags from the Dollar Tree to accommodate a child who weighs 40 pounds) or other type of stuffing (e.g. sand, beans, rice, lentils). Did you already fill the toy, but need to increase the weight? Consider adding fishing weights / sinkers!
  • Duct tape
  • Clean dish towel
  • Calming essential oils (optional – we used Lavender)
  • Skineeez jumbo bite dog toy, 24 inch (we purchased this on Amazon for $7.90). For more suggested stores that sell the jumbo size, refer to our comment below.
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Melissa Ames
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9 Responses

Cindy
Cindy

March 05, 2017

Don’t pay Amazon for shipping some said the pet store has them

Melissa Ames
Melissa Ames

November 06, 2016

Thanks for all of you comments, folks! Pam Moore, here’s some other sites that have the Skinneez Jumbo Bite Dog Toy:

https://www.chewy.com/ethical-pet-skinneeez-jumbo-bite-pig/dp/112857?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Ethical%20Pet&utm_term=&gclid=COKIm-vhj9ACFQwZgQodniEItA&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://www.chewy.com/ethical-pet-skinneeez-jumbo-bite/dp/112858

https://petoverstock.com/ethical-products-jumbo-skinneeez-bite-cow-24.html?utm_source=Google+Products&utm_campaign=Google+Products+Datafeed&utm_medium=Comparison+Shopping&gclid=CNTm6obij9ACFYM2gQodGy8Bbg

Dawn Audet
Dawn Audet

October 31, 2016

Love these! They work well for a number of different disabilities! Adhd, Ptsd…ect

Donna searcy
Donna searcy

October 30, 2016

You can find these toys at any pet supplies store, like petco or pet smart

Erin
Erin

October 29, 2016

I found a different toy, it was a yellow duck but I searched skinneeez 24 dog toy on Amazon.

Pam moore
Pam moore

October 29, 2016

Tried to find on Amazon, no luck. Any advice? I think this would be great for my grandson

Pam moore
Pam moore

October 29, 2016

Tried to find on Amazon, no luck. Any advice? I think this would be great for my grandson

Shah
Shah

October 29, 2016

Love this

Tina Wiltison
Tina Wiltison

September 04, 2016

What a great idea.

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