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    Has anyone made a weighted blanket?

    How did you do it?

    I've been looking at pinterest for ideas, and am not really sure which will work best.

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    I've never made one before but if I was going to, I'd make squares (like a quilt but just simple) and fill them with beans for the weight.
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    What's the weighted part for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetvanity View Post
    What's the weighted part for?
    It helps with sensory issues, and for some people (me ) is much more relaxing than regular blankets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetvanity View Post
    What's the weighted part for?
    This. I'm intrigued
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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    It helps with sensory issues, and for some people (me ) is much more relaxing than regular blankets.

    Ohh cool!
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    In the winter, I sleep with multiple heavy fleece blankets, which works ok, but that's way too hot for the summer. You can buy weighted blankets, but they're a little pricy, so I wanted to try making one first.
    I've always been more comfortable that way, but especially now with the nerve damage in my back, it helps my muscles relax.

    Weighted blankets are typically used for kids with autism or other sensory issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    It helps with sensory issues, and for some people (me ) is much more relaxing than regular blankets.
    yep, some kids with aspergers and autism need them to sleep. I don't think ours does but he has had classmates and therapy buddies who would refuse to sleep and stay up for days on end and irritable beyond belief before the PCMs and therapists realized they needed the weighted blankets.
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    Thanks for the links

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