Weighted Lap Pad (5lbs)


“Great for my 4 year old. He has sensory processing disorder and needs weight sometimes. It helps him nap and sit still at school. The fabric is soft and snuggly. Great product, made with care.”

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Weighted blanket



Who We Are


Much like a weighted blanket, the weighted lap pad is a sensory tool that offers Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) to a person’s legs as it rests on the lap when in a seated position. The weighted lap pad is often used in classrooms to provide some sensory input and help students stay seated. The weighted lap pad can also be used anywhere when adults or children need to stay sitting for an extended period. It’s wonderful for activities like:
  • Car rides
  • Plane rides
  • Mealtimes
  • While doing homework
  • Sitting in the grocery cart
Our minky dot design makes this a perfect sensory blanket, as the soft minky fabric, combined with the dots and added weight makes a sensory input trifecta! This sensory combo gives your child an easy way to fulfill their fidget needs while calming them with the weight. Our goal at Harkla is to help your child live a happier, healthier life, and we both know getting them to relax and focus in class is one of the highest priorities.
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Our Snuggly Design
Oder free & hypo-allergenic
Machine & spot clean washable
The weight, minky fabric, and dots make sensory trifecta
Included on every edge to ensure durability with every use
Our Lifetime Guarantee


We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.

This means that if you are not absolutely happy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.

Digital Resources Just For You


Digital Resources Just For You


When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.

They give actionable advice on:

  • Creating a routine to improve your child's sleep
  • How to help deal with sensory issues
  • Using diet, exercise, and more to improve classroom behavior
  • And more...

Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.

Why The Weight?


The science behind weighted lap pads is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.

DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about weighted lap pads and the science behind them, we wrote an article on it here.

Giving Back On Our Sales

1% of all Sales go to the University of Washington Autism CenteR

At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can’t afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center’s APEX Summer Camp.

“As a business committed to supporting families, Harkla has generously provided multiple scholarships so that children with autism and ADHD can attend our summer camp at the UW Autism Center. We’re grateful for Harkla’s support!”

Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center

Customer Reviews

Based on 236 reviews
Eric P.
Great little blanket

Bought this for an adult friend so when she is lounging on the couch or travelling she has something small and manageable to use to reduce anxiety. She has been using it non-stop so it seems to be doing the job.

It is worth it

The weight blanket is really comfortable. After many uses, I find myself sitting still, falling asleep, or even relaxing after feeling on edge. I recommend this.

Great for dementia patients too

I bought this for my mom in memory care. She loves the bumpy, soft texture. The weight on her lap calms her down when she gets restless. It has helped to keep her in her wheelchair so she doesn’t try to stand up. She cannot stand or walk but she forgets that from time to time and tries to stand. We cannot restrict her with a seat belt so we tried this and it has worked well for several months.

Stress Reliever

My son is high functioning autistic and has moved to first grade this school year. It has been more challenging and he struggles to stay in his seat. The weighted pet has greatly helped the teacher! It is a reward for him during the day and he is able to stay in his seat during work and testing times. Sensory is such a big deal so that fact that he can pet or rub it is great! It was a little pricey but well worth it for the affect it has had in the classroom!

Leah V.
Missing item

I ordered 2 weighted blankets one 5 lb. blue one which I received very promptly and another one that was a dog weighted blanket which I still have not received or any information in regards to why I have not yet received it.
That’s why I gave a low rating