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Old 05-09-2011, 06:30
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Default Weighted Blanket Tut

I had to make a weighted blanket for my son's SPD because to buy one would have cost about $200 cost to make it about $12

here's how I made it, if anyone else needs to make one...
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:48
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i may have to try this ..i have a son with autism..and my friend has a little girl as well with it..they love those blankets..i never got him one because they cost so much...thanks for sharing this tutorial...

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:00
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I have two daughters with autism (ages 19 and 7). I used to make weighted vests all the time. They were basically a vest pattern that opened on the sides instead of the front and is pulled over the head. The sides are then secured with velcro. On the inside bottom, you'll make two pockets in the back and two in the front. I then used modeling clay (because it came in one pound packages and had 4 colors...so each color was a quarter pound) for my weights. I divided the amount of weight I needed by 4 and placed the modeling clay in ziploc baggies and flattened it. The weights then go in the pockets. My youngest daughter loved her weighted vests so much. They really calmed her down.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:51
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Default Re: Weighted Blanket Tut

Love this would you mind if I share this, we have a grandson with some atisum and other problems. A weighted blanket was suggested to help him.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:30
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Default Re: Weighted Blanket Tut

awesome! I looked into these for my dd when she was younger to help her with her sensory issues, but couldn't pay the price. I think I was too worn out to try to make one at the time LOL! We've got a pretty good handle on things now, but I may still make one for me . I have restless leg syndrome and it feels better to have weight on my legs when I'm sleeping. I usually just pile up folded blankets. A weighted blanket would probably work better.

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thank you thank you! i am an early interventionist and want to make several of these for my loves!!!!
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