November 08, 2021 2 min read
Traveling for summer? Try a weighted blanket or lap pad for a better trip!
It’s getting to be that time of year. The birds are singing, the weather is warming up and many are beginning to plan for their summer vacation. How many people travel each summer?
According to Statistic Brain (stats 2017) 45% of Americans take a summer vacation, there are over 657K trips made between Memorial Day and Labor Day and the average American travels 284 miles one way.
Common problems people combat during travel are anxiety/panic, stress, boredom and temper flare ups – parents with kids especially have to manage a balancing act while traveling.
Whether you are traveling by car, boat plane or train, travel with children, teens and adults will go more smoothly with a plan for regular breaks, snacks and stopping occasionally. Plane travel is can be especially stressful with children. Are there tools available to help with travel?
One thing that can help anyone (including children) is a weighted lap pad or weighted blanket. A weighted lap pad or a weighted blanket is a sensory product that can engage the person who is traveling. Weighted blankets are weighted with poly pellets that create an even weight, generally giving you a feeling of being grounded, it’s a worthy investment, and you might have a whole different trip with a calmer family along the way.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets offers small lap pads for younger children (4 and under) at 14 inches X 22 inches, weighing up to 3 lbs, easy for little ones to haul around and play with and it allows for pressure on the lap or shoulders for better focus, downtime and napping while on the road. The large lap pad is 18 X 30 and weighs up to 4-5 lbs it’s a great sensory tool for older children, teens and adults. It’s small and compact addition for a short or long trip. Our weighted blankets come in four different sizes (shown in inches) 38 X 42 inches (up to 7 lbs) 38 X 50 (up to 10 lbs) 38 X 60 inches (up to 12 lbs) and 42 X 72 inches (up to 20 lbs). One thing is for sure: travel stress can be minimized by investing in a weighted lap pad or blanket, any way you choose to go!
For more info check out www.mosaicweightedblankets.com