Lielies | For The Little Ones – a Peek at our Sensory Products

Lielies Weighted Blankets

Lielies Weighted Blankets

A 100% COTTON FABRIC BLANKET WEIGHED DOWN BY TINY GLASS BEADS-

Little Lielies Weighted Blanket – perfect for toddlers up to 5 years of age (size 115cm x 100cm)

Lielies Child Weighted Blanket – perfect for ages 6 to 12 years (size 150cm x 115cm)

The glass beads in our weighted blankets are sandwiched between layers and grouped in small pockets to disallow any leakage. This increases the longevity of our weighted blanket and allows for the perfectly even weight distribution.

Glass Beads

Glass Beads are the best selection for people with any type of auditory, sensory and physical sensitivities as the glass beads appear much smoother inside your blanket. They are bit heavier than their plastic counterparts, and therefore you’ll need fewer glass beads to fill the blanket. Great for someone who wants the weight but not a big amount of bulk on top of them.

“A weighted blanket is a therapeutic blanket that is made with weights to provide proprioceptive input to the body. Proprioceptive input means awareness of one’s body position in space. The effect is similar to when you swaddle a baby.”

The science behind it is a method called “Deep Touch Pressure”. This is the relaxing pressure you feel in a hug or a massage. Basically, the pressure applied to the muscles increases serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical that makes us feel happy and calm. The weight also reduces activity in the nervous system that causes restless leg syndrome and tossing/turning throughout the night.

Recommended Weight: Occupational Therapists generally recommend 10% of child’s body weight plus an additional 1-2lbs (450g – 900g)We do however suggest that you discuss the weight of the blanket with your little one’s OT/therapist

Hand washable

Lielies Nessies

Lielies Nessie

Hanging chair/swing made from canvas or strong cotton. The chair has a soft cushion inside making it ideal for comfortable chill time. 

Lielies Tummy Time Leaf

Lielies Tummy Time Leaf

This is the perfect product as it is soft, padded and so portable!

Tummy time is not only an important way to prevent flat spots on your baby’s head, it is also an important part of your baby’s normal growth.

From the day they come home, babies benefit from 2 to 3 tummy time sessions each day for a short period of time (3 to 5 minutes). As the baby grows and shows enjoyment of tummy time, you can lengthen the sessions. As babies grow older, more tummy time helps build strength for sitting up, rolling over, crawling, and walking.

Lielies Sensory Mat

Lielies Sensory Play Mat – Twinz

From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them.

It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development.

Our sensory mat provides just this!

This mat comes in different sizes. 

This Mat is made of cotton fabric with lots of different textures and embellishments that will develop your baby’s sensory awareness. 

The different aspects will help to develop sensory perception and fine motor skills. 

This activity mat is designed for children to play with their parents. All parts are sewn with strong threads. The Mat can be gently washed in the washing machine.

Lielies Mobiles

Lielies Mobile

Comes in different styles and designs to match the interior design of your baby’s room.

Baby mobiles are so much more than just cute objects hanging from the ceiling or crib. Not only can they help soothe and calm your baby, but they are also a terrific way to give your baby’s brain a boost. Sensory interaction is important for newborns and infants, and that’s what’s so great about baby mobiles.

Safe use of your mobile is of course of the utmost importance. 

While it’s important that the mobile remains out of reach, you do want to place it close enough for your baby to enjoy. Newborn babies have an optimum sight range of between 8 and 12 inches and have trouble focusing on objects outside of this window. Try hanging your mobile so that the bottom hangs approximately 16 inches above the surface of the crib mattress. If your baby appears uninterested, you can always lower it a tad. That being said, make sure your little one can’t reach it, and never let the strings dangle below the crib rails.

Once your baby stands up in a cot, it is time to remove it or hang it from a higher position.

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Stef Basch

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