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Thread: I made the heavy blanket for my autistic grandson

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    Heck, even I like the lead aprons they put on you at the dentist's office. I ask them to leave it on me until they're done.

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    I'm proud of you. Our Quilt Guild made several "weighted" blankets last year as we had a request for them from the special ed teachers at the local school. The weight of the blankets has a calming effect on kids with autism. Sounds crazy but it is proven that these weighted blankets really do help sooth the children that have autism--even if they just have them in their lap during the day.

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    Can't wait to see your picture. I made just a regular quilt out of denim and it was beast on its own. At 14# I can imagine this is going to be an adventure in washing. =)
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    Wow. I had no idea. I like sleeping under my cathedral window quilt- It is heavy, though, and once in position, difficult to move!

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    I sleep better with a lot of blankets on me. The weight helps. Weighted blankets help a lot of people. I like the room cool and have a lot of blankets. My DH on the other hand doesn't like the weight so I have several blankets folded in half and just over me. Works for us.
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    Thank you for explaining. I too like to sleep under weighted heavy blankets so I can see where this could be soothing.

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    Thanks for the information. I never knew about the weighted blankets or vest. I'm glad they are comforted by them. I couldn't stand the weight, I would feel pinned down. I usually sleep with PJs and a sheet.
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    I've learned a lot from reading this thread.

    Hope your gs enjoys his blanket. Hope you can share a photo later.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas to you! What a wonderful Grandmother you are to do this for your GS. I hope to see pictures too!

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