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New products may help sooth anxiety and ease the back-to-school transition

Weighted lap pads from Patti + Ricky use deep pressure sensory input to help children feel calm. Blankets are machine washable and are suitable for ages 3 and older with adult supervision. For safety information and details, visit

Soft fidget items from Patti + Ricky include a quiet sensory beanbag with wrist strap, a marble maze, calming pom-poms and more. For safety information and details, visit

Buddha Boards use only water to create art that disappears as it dries. Available in three sizes, the boards are suitable for ages 5 and older, with adult supervision. Only water and a soft brush can be used on the painting surface. For details, visit