As a nurse in a leading psychiatric facility, I care for combative patients on a daily basis. Our hospital has experimented with various methods of restraint but each has its own drawbacks.
SafeBlanket was born out of a need to safely restrain and de-escalate dangerous situations. It’s a tool that we use multiple times a day, often at the request of patients who report feeling more calm and less anxious after being wrapped.
Parents often ask me what techniques they can use to comfort their child at home. That’s when I realized that the benefits of SafeBlanket could extend beyond a hospital setting.
Durable enough to withstand combative episodes but gentle enough to comfortably wrap your loved ones
Provides you the flexibility to hold the blanket in multiple orientations, strong enough to lift children or adults
When you are done, just throw it in the laundry. The construction and material means that you can wash it as many times as you want
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time understanding where they are in time and space. Unlike weighted-blankets, SafeBlanket is designed to be tightly rolled to create an enclosed space that creates a feeling of security, stability and body awareness. This “blanket-wrap” technique has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress for individuals with tactile needs.
In order to translate SafeBlanket from hospital to home use, we need your help. We want to hear from you: parents, caretakers, and anyone that has to take care of a loved one on a daily basis. We need your insight and experience to make SafeBlanket a convenient and indispensable tool that everyone can use.