Originally Posted by Finch
They give deep pressure sensory input to people who need that kind of sensory input to sleep. They are calming and soothing for lots of people who have autism or sensory integration dysfunction or other special needs that make deep pressure soothing.
Originally Posted by things1n2
Thanks for the directions...now if only I could sew (or knew where my machine was buried!)
Anyone want to recommend a place to BUY weighted blankets?? I've come across a few sights online, but not sure what I'm really looking for...
Originally Posted by WuWei
I finished making one for ds yesterday. He loves it! It really helped him to settle for the night. He felt the weight was "cozy" and stayed lying under it instead of wiggling and jumping to get his "excitement" out. I was surprised that he didn't seem to sleep longer though. I am making him a weighted lap blanket today. I want to make a blanket for me too. I love the feel of the weight.
ETA: apparently sand is NOT recommended due to silica dust, which when inhaled can cause serious lung issues.