Why We Love Ankle Weights as Weighted Lap Belts
You have probably heard of weighted lap pads and weighted vests for proprioceptive input to help regulate children’s sensory needs. This was our alternative last year when we didn’t have time to make a lap pad, didn’t have the money for a weighted blanket, and weren’t sure if we wanted to do a weighted vest yet. They are great because they are each only 2 pounds and they work great as a lap pad while my son is seated to do work.
Description from the Manufacturer
This ankle weight is made from soft, stretchy neoprene fabric that is breathable and comfortable to wear. The ankle weights offer simple, Velcro closures that provide a secure, snug fit for all ankle sizes. These adjustable ankle weights weigh 1 lb each, giving you healthy resistance when you work out.
CAP Fitness 2 lb Pair of Ankle Weights:
- Add resistance for a variety of lower body workouts
- Helps tone thighs and calves
- Made of soft, stretchy neoprene fabric
- Breathable and comfortable to wear
- Velcro closures provide a secure, snug fit for all ankle sizes
- Weights weigh 1 lb each
*Product styles, designs, and colors will vary.
When and Where to Use Ankle Weights as Weighted Lap Pad
- Seated Work
- Calm Active Learners
- When Anxious and Unsettled
- During Reading Time
- Quiet Time
- In the Car
- On Airplane Trips
- During Homework
Sensory Needs Addressed