Okay, so I am curious about the success (or even non success) stories of how well a weighted blanket helped your SPD child... I am thinking about if this is worth the money to try for my seeking DD. I think it could help her, but the cost I am seeing for one is high for our budget. Also, anyone have an idea of how I could cheaply make a cooling vest for our trip? I am not very skilled at making things (fine motor skills are lacking in our family) but can't afford 150 dollar vest from ebay or somewhere. Yet, I think a vest would help our family get more enjoyment out of our trip this june. can you just make pockets on a vest and stick those cheap reuseable ice/heat packs you can buy at wal-mart? (the 3 dollar gel ones) in the pockets? anyone done this? how often do you have to replace them to keep the cooling effect (ie: how quick do they melt), and do you end up wet from them melting? any and all information is appreciated thanks in advance!