Quick-Start Small Weighted Lap Pads – 12×18″ – Various Patterns


General weight recommendation is below but it is completely up to the user’s preference and ability to lift and maneuver it…
– 3 lbs: Toddlers
– 4 lbs: Young Children
– 5 lbs: Older Children/Teens*
– 6 lbs: Adults*

* Available in other sizes

(Note: Weighted lap pads don’t need to be 10% of the person’s body weight because the weight is concentrated on the person’s lap. An Occupational Therapist may recommend heavier or lighter weight depending on user’s needs.)

(Note: An Occupational Therapist may recommend heavier or lighter weight depending on user’s needs.)

– Approx. 12×18″ weighted lap pad for children and adults
– 100% cotton flannel pattern for top with coordinating solid color super-soft, or dimple dot minky (100% polyester for only one) for backing.



What is a weighted lap pad?

Much like a weighted blanket, but on a smaller scale, a weighted lap pad, is a sensory tool that offers deep touch pressure to a person’s legs as it rests on the lap when in a seated position. Sizes are an approximate and may differ slightly in size from that listed.

Who can benefit from a weighted blanket or lap pad?

Weighted lap pads and weighted blankets are recommended by occupational therapists for…

  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety / Depression / PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

How do weighted blankets and lap pads work?

Weighted blankets provide relaxation and a grounded feeling. They work like a hug (and like deep touch pressure provided by Occupational Therapists) to release seratonin, the body’s happy neurotransmitter, and melatonin, the body’s natural sleep regulating hormone. They also provide a secure, grounded feeling for those struggling with sensory issues.

How are they constructed?

Weighted blankets are created with a grid of sections, each filled with a calculated amount of filling, so the weight of the blanket is evenly distributed across the user’s body.

We reinforce our blankets with 1 seam and 2 top-stitches made with strong polyester thread. This creates a triple border to keep the glass microbeads contained so your blanket can be washed in a machine washer/dryer (see instructions below).

100% cotton flannel material is soft and slightly fuzzy. The backing is made of super-soft and smooth dimple dot minky material (100% polyester).

Filled with glass microbeads. We use glass microbeads because they are washable, non-allergenic, non-porous, virtually indestructible, smoother and more “fluid” within the blanket, and 3 times denser than plastic pellets used by many others in the industry. This makes our blankets thinner, easier to fold, maneuver, wash, and transport.

How do I wash my weighted blanket or lap pad?

Weighted blankets/lap pads may be cleaned in your home washer and dryer. We recommend that you place weighted blanket in center of a full load of other clothes/towels/blankets to maintain balance. For blankets heavier than 14 lbs, cleaning in an industrial washer/dryer may be preferable. Not responsible for damage to washers/dryers or blankets due to washing.

Are there any medical concerns?

Please consult with a medical professional if the intended user has any medical condition that may be affected by the weight of the blanket, such as circulation or muscular issues.

Liability Release

By purchasing our products, you release Flat Hippo from any liability and assume full responsibility for the care and use of your items. If you have any further questions regarding the use of this item, please consult a medical professional or occupational therapist.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.25 × 5 in

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Fabric Pattern

Rescue Chevron flannel/Blue MINKY, 16-bit green/brown flannel, Aqua Hexagons flannel, Digital Camo Gray/Gray flannel, Purple Plaid flannel, Sketchy Birds/Aqua flannel, Musical Notes/Lime Green flannel, Hot Air Balloons/Coral flannel, Royal Blue Crosshatch/Blue Cotton


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