Do you remember last March when I wrote a post about weighted blankets being used for children with Sensory Processing Disorder? A wonderful thing happened as a result. Two readers emailed me and offered to make blankets for my children — can you believe it?
Heidi lives in western WA and she made a blanket for Eby using flannel remaining from making pajamas for her brothers years ago. Eby loves the whales, polar bears, and penguins. I got to meet her and her two sweet children when I was in the Seattle area last week.
On the way home from Seattle, I met up with Anna in Ellensburg. She made a blanket for Dimples with bright polka dot fleece and a silky blue backing. Anna also has two sweet children and, much to Honeybee’s delight, she brought her little girl along with her. My girls love babies!
Both Heidi and Anna filled the blankets with plastic beads measured out to the appropriate amount. The weight of the blankets are calculated based on the child’s weight and since Dimples (at age 8) and Eby (at age 5) weigh nearly the same amount, both blankets are approximately seven pounds.
It has gotten quite hot here, so I was a little bit concerned that the kids wouldn’t like the blankets at first. But they both love them — I find Eby covered with his each morning; he must wake up during the night and pull it over himself.
The best description is that the blanket feels like a nice hug — a pleasant weight/pressure.
The blankets are both beautiful and I feel very blessed by Heidi and Anna’s kindness. Thank you for blessing my children in this way; may the Lord return your generosity to you many times over.
Has anybody else tried a weighted blanket yet? I would love to hear from you.