Weighted Compression Vest

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Therapist Pick
I created this vest for family needs, with amazing results! I wanted to share it with you, so I started this company. It's still a bestseller.
Aviva Weiss, MS, OTR/L
Item # WR1809, WR1810, WR1811, WR1812, WR1813, WR1814, WR1835, WR1836, WR1837, WR1838

Our Most Popular Vest is Also Our Favorite

Our founder and occupational therapist Aviva couldn’t find a weighted compression vest for kids, so she designed her own. This vest was our first Fun and Function product and it’s still one of our top sellers. Kids, parents, teachers and therapists love this vest because it’s comfy, easy to use and and helps kids quickly calm and focus.

The vest is like a big wearable hug that provides steady proprioceptive input (body awareness) with deep pressure and balanced weight. The effect is so gentle, calming and reassuring, kids even ask to wear it.

  • Lightning-fast to put on, take off and adjust by adding or removing weight
  • For kids and adults on the autism spectrum and those with hyperactivity or sensory processing disorder 
  • Use it any time you need extra focus or to satisfy the wiggles
  • Made by Fun and Function
  • Includes weights (see details tab) 
  • Age 18 months - Adult

 

Getting Started

The xx-small vest includes 4 1/4 lb weights for a total of 1 lb of weight; all other sizes include two 1/2 lb. weights and four 1/4 lb. weights for a total of 2 lbs. of weights. Additional weights sold separately (see accessories tab). Adult supervision required.

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Answered Questions
Is the vest cool to wear over clothing?
The concern is, will a toddler get too hot in it? Thank you.
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I need to purchase a vest and my son is obsessed with dinosaurs and sharks. I wanted to add patches to the vest. Can an iron be used on the material of the vest? Thanks!
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Can it be worn under clothing?
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Do you take any type of insurance to help pay for the weighted vests?
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Is it safe for a 2 year old to sleep in the vest?
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How long should you leave the weight compression vest your child
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My son wears boys 14/16 and is 5 ft 106 lbs. What size vest should he use? The link did not show a size chart.
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What size is a extra large
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Can kids easily removed the weights on the vest? If so, are they small and a choking hazard?
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What kind of fabric is used? I see it is machine washable, so it's safe to wash with Other clothes or needs to be washed alone?
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Do you have a sizing chart to order?
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Do you ship to Canada and my son is 4 would I get the Small or XS? I just don't want him to outgrow it too soon.
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  • Made of mesh and comfy neoprene that provides extra stretch and compression
  • Easy-on, hook and loop closures on sides and shoulders
  • Six interior pockets for holding weights (2 pockets in front, 4 in back)
  • XX-Small and X-Small vests hold up to 4 lbs., Small vest holds up to 5 lbs., Medium and Large vests hold up to 9 lbs., and X-Large vest holds up to 12 lbs. Ask your occupational therapist about weights and wear times for best results.  Weights should be carefully and gradually adjusted for each person's needs. (5% of total body weight is a common standard. The total should never exceed 10-15% of total body weight.) 
  • Remove weights before washing.
  • Machine wash. Hang dry. 
  • Colors: Blue or red
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He loves to wear it!
I wasn't sure if our son would be interested in this since he has never worn anything like this before but he loves it. It rides up a bit on the side because he's in the between stages of 2 sizes. Great quality and value.
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Elizabeth
08/17/2016
Vest fits according to sizing chart.
Vest fits according to sizing chart. Works well for those with concussion suffering from vestibular issues. Gets your balance back and decreases nausea sympoms. Well worth the purchase.
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SB
07/26/2016
Nice fit
A work in progress to figure out, fully, how this is going to work for us. Seems to be a good fit. I think it will be an adjustment period for us, but I think, ultimately, it is going to work well for our sensory needs.
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reesie7
06/11/2016
X-Lg vest for ABA classroom
The student that this vest was purchased for has impeding levels of anxiety, often keeping him from being able to participate in group activities. It took a few very short trials with the vest on for this student to become comfortable wearing it, and today he was able to wear it for 10 minutes and participate in a group activity in the classroom during that time. Thank you!
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Lynette
05/13/2016
This Vest has made a HUGE difference
This vest has helped my son in a BIG way!! It has helped him stay calm in situations where we would normally have to take him out to the car (grocery stores, restaurants, family functions). He knows what will calm him down and what won't...sometimes he asks for the vest and I am happy to have it on hand at any time he feels he needs it.
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Tana
05/12/2016
Wendy
Love how it fits and provides the extra input needed for active children.
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Wendy
04/25/2016
I love this vest
As an OT supervisor, I routinely purchase this vest for our clients. When my grandson's OT recommended a vest for him, this is what I purchased immediately. It fits well, is durable, and is highly effective.
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Cynthia
04/21/2016
Life saver!
My son loves his vest and shows it off in class. It has help calm him down! We love it!
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Kym
04/20/2016
Weighted compression vest.
Daughter likes her vest.
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Paul E
04/03/2016
Small Weighted Compression Vest Blue
We are so pleased with this vest. Item as described and quick shipping!
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Nicole H
03/27/2016
Weighted compression vest
Great buy, excellent product! The price is very good for a weighted compression vest. More importantly, they help calm my students so they can focus on learning.
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Linda H
03/20/2016
Teacher
Small Weighted Compression Vest Blue
Received promptly, thank you very much, will come in very handy!
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Cathy M
03/07/2016
Small Weighted Compression Vest Blue
I am an occupational therapist and ordered this vest for the student. The student and the teachers and staff working with him really like the vest. This vest looks versatile and will hold up very well. I am excited to see my student enjoying and appropriately using this tool to help improve his performance throughout the school day
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Jennifer
03/06/2016
Small Weighted Compression Vest Blue
My son loves his new compression vest!
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Brittney F
02/29/2016
Small Weighted Compression Vest
Love it!
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Tammy
01/14/2016
Small Weighted Compression Vest Blue
Love Ordering from Fun and Function. have been ordering for our program for the past 18 months and it is a wonderful experience each time.
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Gaye R
01/04/2016
Great product. Very helpful
We love our weighted compression best!!! It's well made and helps my son calm, center and focus. Great price too. We have looked at others that were pieced twice as much. Love our vest!!
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Bj
09/19/2015
Great product
Comfortable to wear. Can make them warm. Sizes run a little big.
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Anja porter
09/15/2015
Great for Students!
We have introduced one of our students to wearing weighted compression vest during OT sessions. These vests provide deep touch and proprioceptive input that help to calm and organize the body. The goal for her when wearing the vest is to help with her restlessness and impulsivity. They have styles now that look more like typical clothing or can be worn underneath clothing so that she can continually get input throughout the day. Here is a great example.
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Crystal Academy - Coral Gables
02/03/2015
Best Vest So Far
We have tried many different vests over the past 2 years and this one is by far the most comfortable, easy to wash and have nice little compartments to add weight or take some weight from the vest. Not only is it a weighted vest but compresses as well! I would suggest this vest to anyone who has a child with ADHD/SPD/ or ASD. The only suggestion I would make would be to extend the velcro in the back so that the child can have room to grow into the vest, as well as to limit the compression (if needed).
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Mira
11/16/2014
great product
I bought the weighted vest just a few weeks ago. I love the vest! The material is great for summer. The vest is very durable. The only thing I would change is adding a zipper in the front. I have range of motion issues so adjusting and getting the vest on takes some assistance. Overall, I love the product!
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amanda
08/31/2014
Weighted Pressure Vest-Blue
My son's OT got this for us for his SPD and it has been a life saver! it was the first part of his therapy we started and when i think about were he was then and were he is now about a year later it makes me want to cry (a good happy cry!) I do not know were we would be if it was not for this and any time some one asks about it i just love telling them our story!
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Nicole Kean
06/03/2014
Great product
As an pediatric occupational therapist I am always considering which company makes the best of a given product before recommending one to my clients. I appreciate that Fun and Function made this vest that can be worn both as a weighted vest and a compression vest. The child I use it on, loves it. It is comfortable and easily adjustable. Also, some companies require you to purchase the weights separately. This vest includes weights as well! TG
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TG
05/29/2014
Used in Schools
I'm an OT in the schools and I purchased this to use with some of my kids. Great product. Only negative comment I have is I wish the weights were on the outside rather than the inside so it would make it more convenient for the students who benefit from both the weighted and compression but don't need to wear the weights all day. But overall, I highly recommend this brand and have been very pleased thus far with my purchase.
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Alli
03/13/2014
Love it as an adult!
I purchased the large for myself (thanks so much for making a size for adults ) It really helps me calm down and focus better at work. Thank you fun and function!
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Heather
06/24/2013
Amazing vest
My daughter puts it on and calms down within a minute.
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rayzel
01/24/2013
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
We purchased this vest 2 years ago and our son is still enjoying it! Very well made! We love it!
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Stephanie Stoltenburg
12/04/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
We are a foster family who take in special needs. This vest has helped so many kids, from aspergers, autism, brain injury, sensory disorders....... It really does help 'center' them. They kids will ask to wear it!!
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peggy Q
11/05/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Love this vest. It was recommended by our OT for sensory and attention issues and it has helped tremendously. Thanks Fun and Function for always having cool items for our cool kids!
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Mommy Square
11/05/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
This is an awesome item and is very helpful! I love that it can be adjusted and that we can take out the weights to just use for the compression. It really helps my son calm down and relax. Thank you Fun and Function for your wonderful products and amazing customer service! You are one of a kind!!
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Judy
11/01/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
mi nino tiene autismo y no podia dormir bien por lo general se dormia asta las 3:00am todos los dias compre el chaleco y fue como magia se lo ponia y en menos de 20 minutos se quedaba dormido.es muy buen producto y lo importante es la seguridad que les da a ellos.
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maria
10/19/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
I absolutely love this vest. I initially purchased this for trial and began using it at school and at the grocery store. We keep this vest on hand all the time. I was so impressed with this vest that I even created a spotlight lens on a blog sight for others to find the vest! I recommend this to all parents.
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Jennifer
10/16/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
First impression of this item and this web site is very good! I ordered this two days ago and just got it today. I am very impressed with the quality of this product which you can't beat for the price. My daughter is 3 and very tall for her age. I got her the XSmall and it fits great and she can still grow into it. The vest has nice adjustable velcro at the shoulders and on the sides so you can adjust this as your child grows. We bought this because our daughter has PDD NOS with sensory deficit disorder. We were told to buy a weighted vest because it might help to calm her down when she gets overwhelmed and frustrated. She has been wearing it now for a couple of hours and she already seems calmer. I am very glad I made this purchase.
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LCM
08/02/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
My son wears the vest in preschool whenever they 'really need him to pay attention'. It calms him down immediately and he can then focus. It's made an amazing difference for him and his ability to learn.
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RML
05/22/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
We bought this vest over a year ago for our son who is 10 and has Autism. LOVE IT! Cheapest prices with the best quality time and time again. We love Fun and Function! :)
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Stephanie Stoltenburg
01/11/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This web site is the best out there,it is cheap and the products are wonderful! & i ordered my Sons weighted vest & got it shipped in the same week. now thats what i call good service!:)
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stefanie
01/07/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Fits great - compression right pressure - have not yet tried with weights as per school's instruction.
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Yael
01/04/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
We have ordered one of these for our home and we also refered my son's school to this company and they have ordered several of these vests also. The vests are really well made and they are affordable which is the best part. They are not exactly like the really expensive ones I have seen previously that are ultra thick wet suit material. They thinner then that but still the wet suit material just not as thick as another vest I had previously borrowed from a therapy center. But that being said this vest is 50 bucks vs. 300 or whatever they charge, and this one is also weighted. My son LOVES this vest and the school was thrilled when they got the ones they had ordered. awesome product awesome price!
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nicole hedin
01/02/2012
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
The vest fit him perfect.
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Marwan
12/23/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
We ordered the large, but it probably will not fit the majority of our clients. When looking at the sizes, both the large and the XL fit the same size chest, but it did not fit some of the adults we tried it on; however, we do think it will be effective for the clients who are able to use it. It seems durable and well made, and we are grateful for that as safety is our top priority! Thank you for making these items affordable!
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Abby Alger
12/23/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Absolutely the BEST purchase I have EVER made for my autistic 5 yr old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING, WONDERFUL!!!!!!
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Kerry Selllers-Ollivierre
12/16/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
great quality for the money: strong velcro and high quality fabric. This product runs big.
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april m.
12/13/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
My son likes the compression of the vest; however, the vest is cumbersome to put on even with adult assistance. Also, it is much too long for my child, so it would help to have a longer strip of velcro on the shoulders to adjust for length.
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Brenda
12/06/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
We have been needing this for years. My daughter loves this and wants to wear it a.ll the time
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Jamie
11/16/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
This is a great vest to invest in. If your kiddo needs both weight and compression it is nice because it's like a 2 for 1. My son takes it to school everyday and then brings it home so we can use it for homework, cub scouts, and other tasks. High quality material. Very adjustable.
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Jessica Alexander
10/07/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Bought the size medium for my skinny 9 year old - it was a little big but he'll grow into it. Excellent value for the money. The stitching is solid and they didn't skimp on the velcro. My son calls it his "football" uniform...Very happy with this purchase. The only thing I wish I had done was purchase additional weights with this vest -
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Karen
10/02/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
I purchased this weighted compression vest at the recommendation of my 3yr old daughter's OT. The vest definitly helps her stay focused at mealtime and other times we need to help her stay calm. The vest iself is very well made and fits her great, with room to expand as she grows. The stitching of the velcro to the vest seems strong, and I am very satisfied with my purchase. For me it was money well spent.
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Keith K.
08/22/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This compression vest makes me feel like I'm sort of in temple grandin's squeeze machine. I can actually feel my body correctly! :-D. This is a God-send! _3
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Elizabeth
07/06/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
I was thrilled to find this vest that offers both weight and compression. It is extremely well made, and I love that it's machine washable and has a place to write my son's name. This vest has made a big difference in my son's behavior.
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M. Burks
06/15/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
This vest was amazing for my daughter. She loved the tightness it gave her and the weight. She knows her own sensory needs now and will put it on and calms down within a minute. We take it with us anywhere just in case she starts to get upset and needs the sensory input. It works everytime to calm her. This is so much easier to take with us than her weighted blanket.
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nicole eberly
05/22/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
This vest tends to run large. This is the second vest I have bought for my daughter and for her the compression/weighted combo works far better than just a weighted vest. I would love to see this vest with a zip front to allow my daughter to put it on without help, especially when she is at school.
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Kelly
05/13/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
We love this vest. My 3 year old daughter won't wear a regular vest, but asks to wear this. I would definitely recommend this to someone else.
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Sarah
05/10/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
Love this Vest!! My 7 year old son has ADHD, a head injury from a car accident and some sensory issues. He loves to wear it and told me it helps him get self-control:) The only con about it is that if you are not careful you can rip the fabric on the sides where the velcro is. The velcro is so sticky (thats a plus) that it is sometimes difficult to get off and if you pull to hard you will rip the fabric.
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Selena Dawson
04/21/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This is a great vest! My 2 year old son has sensory processing disorder and needs help with his gross motors skills. When we put this on him, the difference in his posture and walk was amazing! (Our OT had us try it at his appt. and I immediately came home and ordered one). At his next appt. with the PT, she was also amazed at the difference it makes for him. Thanks.
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Donna
03/31/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
this runs big! My son is a big 4 1/2yr old and i got the XS (4-5) for him. Its still too big and could be more snug!
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mspec mom
03/20/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
In Mexico we have an organization for autistic children and has served well the vest, incredible control
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veronica reyes
03/12/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Red)
My son is 6 and has Autism. The vest was recommended by his OT and it has really benefited him. He gets very hyper, specially before bed and the vest helps him stay calm.
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Suzie
03/08/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Love this vest ! Fits true to measurements and my son loves wearing it. Great price too !
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sheina scharrer
02/16/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
High quality construction; fits comfortably on my child; effective. Note: product is true to size (see size chart).
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Molly
01/20/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This is a very nice vest! I like that it is both a weighted and compression vest, takes care of two things at once! The only thing is that is does run large. Otherwise, we really like the vest!
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Kate
01/08/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This is awesome. The first vest that fits completely under my daughter's clothing. We use it for compression without the weights. I do wish they would offer this without the weights. The enclosures for the weights were itchy for my daughter and I had to take them out.
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Melissa Buckholtz
01/04/2011
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
The vest fits great! My daughter loves it and requests to put it on.
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Abby Hilemn
11/26/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Our daughter LOVES this vest! She asks to put it on and hugs herself once it's on. It really helps her to focus and gives her the extra sensory input she needs!
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Charlene Martin
09/15/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
This product is very good for the price and the fact that is serves a dual purpose of the weight and the compression. My 2 1/2 autistic son loves it and even brings it over to me to have me put it on him. I notice a big difference while he has the vest on, he is so much more calm and focused. The vest is a little big without the weights in them. but once the weights are in it seems to fit more snug as it should.
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Kelly Goldsmith
08/18/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Has calming effect on 3 yr old with autism. Takes him a while to adjust to it, but sibling has one, so this helped!
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DIANA RAPLEE
08/09/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
this was recommended by son's therapist-She brings it to our house & immediately you see a difference it calms him down - i recommend this to everyone that has a child with sensory issues
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Shannon Patterson
06/28/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
My son's occupational therapist brought this to our house for my son to use during his sessions. It was amazing we saw a difference in him immediately. So I had to buy one, he loves it but thinks his therapist is at our house when he wears it. I recommend this to everyone that has a child with sensory issues!!! MY son is almost 3- this is made big so we will get time to use it
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Shannon Patterson
06/28/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
As an occupational therapist, I choose this vest above all others. It is easy to clean and I use it for trials with kids before asking parents to purchase one. Because the Velcro closures are wide, it can be adjusted in size easily. I find that kids quickly forget they are wearing this, as it does not interfere with their movement and it is form-fitting.
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Guest
02/23/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
Is a great idea. Can see how it could help. It seems that the sizes run a little large. Even though I measured his chest and put order in by the guidlines provided it is big on him. Also the shoulder straps are rubbing his neck. But this may be due to being too large.
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Guest
02/13/2010
Weighted Compression Vest (Blue)
The only thing is we ordered our's too big. But the sizing is always different for every product out there
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02/11/2010
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