Need recommendations for weighted blankets

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Can you recommend a type of weighted blanket that has worked well for your child? I'm hoping to find one that provides weight without much warmth, for a twin size bed. Thanks!

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Jessica - posted on 01/30/2010

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My son's occupational therapist made one for him using poly beads and a sturdy but breathable fabric. It works wonderfully and was much cheaper than buying one. As an added bonus it is machine washable.

Krista - posted on 03/13/2012

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I bought my daughter's at SensaCalm. They are all custom made AFTER you order and you pick the fabric. You can also speak with them before/during the time they are making the blanket/pad/vest/etc and they are very helpful. I have recommended them to many people. They have a SPD tab on their website and they "get it".

http://www.sensacalm.com/

Hope that helps.

Krista

Peggy - posted on 02/12/2010

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you know what we used.. we went to walmart when they had artifical down blankets on sale. we bought him a king size for him. his bed is a twin.. but you fold the blanket in half it only cost i think like $30 and it worked just the same. my son still loves it.

Velma - posted on 11/06/2009

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Here are a few websites that might be helpful in finding the blanket your searching for. The only thing is that I'm currently going to school to be an ota and was introduced to many websites with products for this disorder and many other disorders, so i dont know if these are only for ot's and pt's or if anyone can order from them. It's worth a shot. Good Luck! - Your Therapy Source.com, - Therapy Shoppe.com - Flaghouse Sensory.com

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Cathy - posted on 10/28/2012

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Amazon. Com has weighted blankets and books on SPD for adults and kids because they need to know why they fell different. My son loved the books

Samantha - posted on 09/06/2012

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I make weighted blankets and can make them with a thin cotton/knit material, although i do make them with chenile or fleece for others-it just depends on what you are looking for.

you can message me at mcguigancreations@gmail.com if you are interested

User - posted on 03/10/2012

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I make these at cost for familes with children on the spectrum or sensory issues, I use the polybeads as they hold up better. I don't do twin size etc, I do as long as their shoulders to their thighs,since that is where they need the weight at, therefore less weight,less money,etc..

Shelley - posted on 07/21/2010

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I just made a small one to try with my 3 yr old I took a twin sheet folded it in ½ & sewed it so it had tubes which I filled with rice I made a cover for the entire blanket so I could remove it to wash. I f he comes to like it I will make it bigger out of two twin sheets next time.

Andria - posted on 02/01/2010

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Check out www.themagicblanket.net. They have a lot if different weights, sizes and fabrics. Some are expensive, some are reasonable. We found one that works for my daughter and just keep getting bigger ones as she grows.

Robbie - posted on 01/01/2010

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You can google and search the different sites. They will tell about the material and other info.

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