Business Details

Sommerfly

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Sommerfly
P.O. Box 10451
Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910




PO Box 10451
Cranston, RI 02910
401-286-6871

Sommerfly.com

Sommerfly Weighted Products: an increasingly popular natural and effective method of helping children and adults with attention issues, calming or sleeping difficulties. Weighted products have helped people with Tension, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety, Agitation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Psychiatric Disorders, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and more, pay attention better, achieve a calmer state of being, get to sleep and stay asleep longer.

Who We Are

Sommerfly began with the mixing of ideas and passion of two sisters. One an Occupational Therapist and Sculptor and the other a Business Consultant with strong entrepreneurial interests. Kristi Langslet received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 1988 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. She works as an Occupational Therapist helping children learn, play and live to their highest potential and designs equipment (assistive devices) to facilitate this end. Kristi completed her Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT) in 1999 and received her Sensory Integration and Praxis Certification (SIPT) in 2002. She has worked with children with a broad spectrum of diagnoses in clinics, hospitals, homes and school systems. Heidi Langslet Hall received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1986 and became a CPA in 1990. She has worked in many different areas of business. We started Sommerfly in 2005 and have grown rapidly. Our Products are highly recommended by Therapists, Parents and Kids alike because of their excellent quality, innovative designs and our attentive customer service. We are proud to manufacture in the USA!

All of our Products are designed by an Occupational Therapist. Come explore our Products. You will find innovative designs with superior quality made in the USA!

Sommerfly™ Weighted Products

At Sommerfly™ we offer the highest quality weighted products to help children and adults achieve a more calm state in a natural way without medicine. Weighted products give deep pressure touch. Research, and experience, has shown that Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS) helps focus, calm and relax a person. This is useful for anyone that can use some help with attention, calming down and/or sleep difficulties. Weighted products have helped people without any diagnosis to people with a wide range of difficulties; Tension, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety, Agitation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Psychiatric Disorders, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and more.

Our products are designed by an Occupational Therapist with over 24 years of experience. She has designed features that seem so simple but are very useful such as the waist strap that fastens around the person’s back on the Sit Tight™ Lap Bag so that it stays on the lap where it’s effective rather than on the floor. The Fidgety™ Hand Fidget is another example, Teachers love as it doesn’t look like a toy, it’s discreet and it has a non-latex wrist strap so that it isn’t thrown across the room or falling on the floor. We have have Patent Pending status on many of our innovative designs.

Why and how does Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS) work?

We know by research and experience that Deep Pressure Touch promotes calm. We all unconsciously - and sometimes consciously - use deep pressure touch to calm or focus ourselves. You have most likely given or received these types of Deep Pressure Touch; a friendly hand placed on your shoulder to help calm, covering your mouth when overwhelmed, rubbing your hands together to help calm or focus, a comforting back rub to help get to sleep, swaddling of a baby to help them calm down or a big bear hug when we are upset. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all use Deep Pressure Touch in our every day lives to help us calm, focus and/or relax. Using weighted products is a wonderful, natural way to get this type of sensation to help us live our lives with greater comfort, ease and peace.

What are our products made of?

Over the years we have refined our designs and strengthened our product materials. We selected a soft 100% cotton corduroy to ensure durability to hold the varying weights of our blankets. The corduroy is velvety soft and pleasing to the eye. We use PET pellets as our weighting material. The plastic pellets are sewn into small bags and then sewn into the blanket chambers to make sure that the weight is evenly distributed and to make sure the pellets stay where they belong. As an extra durability detail we top stitch our Sleep Tight™ and Relaxer™ Weighted Blankets and the Sit Tight™ Lap Bags. You can be confident that our products will hold up well to machine washing and drying on low heat or air drying on a drying rack.

We are very proud of our attention to detail, our high quality, and our innovative designs. Please visit our testimonial page to read about our customer's experiences.

How do you come up with your innovative designs?

I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 24 years of experience and the co-owner of Sommerfly™. As an Occupational Therapist, adapting toys, clothing, furniture and other things to make life more accessible and functional for my clients has been part of what I was trained to do and have done for my clients all these years. I have designed all of Sommerfly’s products as a response to my client’s needs. I was encouraged by many of the parents I have worked with to make my designs more widely available because of their effectiveness with their children. They have offered many suggestions
over the years and I think you’ll agree that our designs – such as the cut out at the neck of the Sleep Tight™ Weighted Blanket so it curves around your shoulders and doesn’t bunch at your neck - are the best!

Why offer both Corduroy and Cotton fabric prints for your Covers and only Corduroy for your core product fabric?

We selected 100% cotton Corduroy for our core product fabric as it is soft and durable–
a necessity when washing and loving your products over time. Patterns and designs are fun but they often are distracting or even upsetting for someone who has Autism, Sensory Processing Dysfunction or Stress. A main goal of weighted products is to soothe and calm. Some fabric designs cause the opposite effects and counteract the intention of weighted products. The corduroy colors that we offer have been selected to minimize distraction and stimulation. To meet the needs and desires of many of our customers who don’t have Autism or Sensory Processing Dysfunction we offer an expanding variety of pattern fabric covers. These have inside ties to ensure that the cover stays in place over the blanket. All Sleep Tight™ Weighted Blankets come with a tab on each corner that can be used to secure the optional Cover.

Why choose us?

Our attention to detail, innovative designs and durable long lasting products make us stand out. Our extremely high standards for construction and materials are what separate us. We stand by our Products with great pride. Made in the USA!

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