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Oh the comfort of a good, firm hug! That is exactly what a weighted blanket gives. The deep pressure of the blanket provides a calming sensory experience, allowing the body to produce serotonin (a chemical thought responsible for maintaining mood balance, carrying signals along and between nerves—a neurotransmitter). With a weighted blanket, you can get the hug you need when you need it.

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Kayla Marnach is the author of the Can Do Kids Series. Her newest book, I Can Do That! helps children learn self-regulating techniques. Told through rhyme from a child’s point of view, strategies are shared empowering the child to effectively learn and practice ways they can control their emotions and actions when they feel themselves becoming dysregulated. Order your copy today!

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