Autism Sensory Products are currently filling a huge void in our lives. Let’s take a look and review this one I recently found. It’s the Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure Sensory Vest. This sensory vest is very discreet! The high v-neck shape and colorful star logo make it seem like an ordinary piece of clothing. The inconspicuous appearance could offer comfort to a child who might feel “different” when they wear a sensory vest. I would consider this sensory vest appropriate for boys or girls, as its black color is gender neutral.
Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure Sensory Vest Fit
The weight/tightness of the vest is evenly distributed over the chest and waist and is just heavy enough to provide a calming effect without being distracting. A previous student of mine said that this vest “feels like a real-life hug.” This particular student had tried other vests we had in the room, but was not able to wear one all day until we provided this one. Even though it isn’t doesn’t have as much weight as other similar vests, I’ve found that the “hug” it offers is just enough. It provides the deep pressure that some of our students really needed in order to stay on task.
Autism Sensory Products as a Vest
The vest itself covers the entire torso. The vest was a little bigger than expected, but wasn’t an issue for us because it is adjustable. This just means we will be able to use it for a longer amount of time! It has Velcro on the shoulders and around the back, making it modifiable for size and level of need. What I love about the shoulders being adjustable is that you can lengthen or shorten the vest as necessary.
Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure Sensory Vest for You Child
Whether your child is growing like a weed or needs a different length for certain outfits, this is a useful feature. The strong Velcro stays in place after it is fastened, even after being used for weeks at a time. Not having to retighten this vest all day (as we’ve had to do with others) is much less distracting and allows more time for learning and playing. Speaking of saving time, the vest is also very easy to put on a child. It’s easy to just slide on and then adjust as necessary. It is a very quick process compared to some of the other vests we’ve tried. I think child would be able to put this on themselves if they had the ability. However, the adjusting might require some adult guidance.
Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure Sensory Vest Specs:
Size: 4, Medium (Fits: 31″-36″W x 20″L)
Item Weight: 2 pounds
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Item model number: E05131
Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure Sensory Vest Review and Rating
I also appreciate how the vest “breaths” with the child wearing it. This is thanks to the perforated material that the rubber layer is made of. It looks like tiny holes in the material and is observably breathable. I often worry about some children overheating when they’re wearing these vests, but when using this one I had no concerns. Some sensory vests are better in the winter because the material can be so hot and heavy, but this one is perfect for both winter and summer time.
The care and keeping of the vest has been nearly effortless. It is able to withstand the washer and I always hang it to dry, just to be safe. The black color has made it easy to spot clean. You can easily wipe spills and splatters off of the material, as it does not absorb quickly. If we had this vest in another color, I would be confident that it would not stain easily. This may be a little TMI, but I’ve found that the material also doesn’t absorb smells very easily. Although it is washed often enough to be consistently clean, I don’t feel like I need to over wash it. Which in turn, lengthens the life of the vest itself.
I would give this product 4/5 stars! Only four because of the slightly “too big” fit. Otherwise I love it
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