Protac Ball Blanket® Flexible
The Protac Ball Blanket® range is known to alleviate sleep disorders and motor restlessness in children, adults and the elderly. Protac Ball Blanket® Flexible is divided into pockets, each containing several small balls.
Distributing the balls across the blanket allows for a relatively even distribution of weight and pressure, whilst enabling focus on a particular area. Furthermore, the pockets within the Flexible range contain removable inner bags, allowing you to customise the blankets to the needs of the user. The pressure from the balls provides a sense of grounding, offering a calm experience and increasing body awareness.
The blanket can be used during the day to unwind and calm the mind, or used at night to help with the relief of sleep problems.
Suitable for use in a variety of settings such as nurseries, schools, private homes, residential homes and hospitals, Protac Ball Blanket®:
- Increases body awareness
- Has a calming effect
- Helps to promote a good nights’ sleep
- Thus, providing more energy through the day
The blanket comes in cotton or flame retardant material and is machine washable.
Recommended by professionals
Therapists and professionals use the Protac Ball Blanket® as a tool for sensory stimulation. It is ideal for use in sensory integration rooms and for schools with children that have additional needs.
13-year-old girl with spasms
"A thirteen-year-old girl, with spastic Cerebral Palsy has always woken up several times in the evening and at night because she has spasms and needs to be turned over. The mother says that at first glance she could not imagine laying the ball blanket over her little fragile daughter. “But, but, but… it's just lovely and good and relaxing and a whole lot more. Now she uses the blanket when she sits and relaxes in her beanbag chair - yes, in fact, she, little sister and I often sit under the blanket and relax together. Now I experience for the first time in her life that she sleeps from when she is put to bed until between midnight and 01.30 am. Of course, there are exceptions if she is sick or otherwise, but twice last week she has slept through the night. It was a strange experience that the alarm clock rang, and she had not been awake at all. Fantastic - there is only one reason for this and that is the Protac Ball Blanket®! "
10-year-old boy with sensory disturbances
“The first time he tried the Protac Ball Blanket® we were going to see a movie in the evening. He always used to lie upside down on the sofa with his legs up and his head down towards the floor or move restlessly around on the sofa. With the Protac Ball Blanket® he sat completely still and relaxed for the duration of the TV show. Over the next six months, we reversed the situation so that he had the energy and focus to master toileting skills and to almost keep himself free from conflicts in school. Previously, he ran into major conflicts, which he refused to get the adults' help to resolve, but we did not see them anymore as he began to sleep better. If there is a hard day at school, he lies under the blanket when he comes home - and calms down. He has the Protac Ball Blanket® with him everywhere, and he sleeps with it every night. Now he sleeps peacefully all night and today he can tell us about the dreams he has had during the night. He never did that before.”
The blankets are available in weights from 7 -11kg and they contain 5cm balls. The blankets are either 140 x 200cm or 140 x 220cm.