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Old 05-02-2012, 04:49 AM
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I have an autistic grandson who is calmed and sleeps well under weighted covers - even a body-sized stuffed dog. I once heard about plastic beads that were used for Weighted Quilts. I'd appreciate any information about it. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:10 AM
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if you go to Advanced Search to the right in the menu bar at the top, and type in weighted blankets, many many threads will come up from past discussions. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:25 AM
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Hi Connie:

The board just had a big discussion with lots of good info here:

I've made one for my GD and I know several other board members have made them for relatives and for project Linus.

Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:27 AM
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I am the one that just asked recently. I made one for my daughter out of the pellets that are used for doll making. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $4 a 1lb bag. She has used it since. I am not sure how calming it is to her but she will use it will watching TV and at night.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:20 PM
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Kmart has a large bag of plastic beads. I bought it to replace the "beads" in a bean bag for my GS. It is a clear bag and you can see what you are getting. I believe it was like $11 or $14 and it is larger then a bed pillow. I suggest checking it out.
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