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September 10th, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Does anyone have one for their DD child?

I am thinking of getting one for Daniel for Christmas. However they're so expensive, I don't want to buy one and then find it's poor quality or uncomfortable or the wrong sort of material. He likes fluffy materials and soft cottons, nothing scratchy. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations. I will have to buy it online because there are no shops where I live that sell that sort of thing. So I can't exactly feel it and handle it before I buy.
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September 10th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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My mom made Autumn one. She used fleece on one side, and cotton on the other, so she can use it in hot or cold weather. It is an absolute necessity. It has made such a huge change in her life.
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September 10th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I want one for Angelica. I think it would really help her sleep.
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September 10th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Ooo I just checked Ebay. They have them for about $50 and also I found the instructions on making them. Maybe that would work best for you.
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September 10th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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My mom made one for my son. It helps him but he still wakes up at the crack of dawn. :/

Here's a little instruction video of how to make one. Maybe give it a shot with a type of fabric he will like.

How to make a Weighted Blanket.AVI - YouTube
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September 11th, 2012, 06:44 AM
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It's a kind thought, but no way can I make one. I do not have any sort of skill with sewing or crocheting or anything like that and neither does anyone I know sadly.

I will check on ebay.co.uk. Thanks!
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September 11th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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A stranger at Cool Cuts suggested a weighted blanket for Ryan. What are the benefits of the blanket?

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September 11th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Leslie the blankets help to calm an autistic child or one with ADHD or Down Syndrome. It's something about the pressure from the weight that will calm them down and help them sleep. I think it's the sensory seeking that it helps the most. If I put Angelica under a bunch of heavy blankets she will sleep good but if not then she is up and down all night. So she sleeps in a diaper under about 5 heavy fleece blankets. I am going to either buy or make her one of the weighted blankets so that she can hopefully sleep in her own room soon.
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September 11th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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My son is always knocking his blanket off. He moans and whimpers at night a lot.

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September 11th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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We thought about getting one for Alice, but then noticed she makes her own in a way. She will bundle herself / tuck in herself so tightly that she gets that same squeeze or pressure. I have to do the same thing at night. I feel like I'm about to fall if I'm not really tucked in.
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