Weighted Blankets

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Aug 2020
10:05pm, 31 Aug 2020
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Purps
I've been debating making one for me, you need more weight in it than you'd think, I need to check, something like 10% body weight spread over it.
Sep 2020
11:09am, 1 Sep 2020
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idle_wilder
I might have a look at some of the cheaper versions on Amazon. I had a quick look at Mela blankets (as their ads keep popping up everywhere!) and for someone between 75-85kg, they suggest a 7.5kg blanket.
Sep 2020
9:24pm, 3 Sep 2020
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idle_wilder
I've ordered one - will let you all know how I get on!
Sep 2020
10:05pm, 3 Sep 2020
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Metro_Nome
Please do i_w, keen to know!
Sep 2020
10:13pm, 3 Sep 2020
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1step2far
I'm keen to know too. :-)
WA
Sep 2020
10:25pm, 3 Sep 2020
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WA
And me :-)
Sep 2020
11:42pm, 3 Sep 2020
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fuzzyduck79
I have an autistic son, we bought one for him when he was 8 and it was very useful for helping him to settle. We take it away with us where possible.

His weighs 4kg, and the size is 100cm by 160cm, cost £100 delivered

The decent ones are sewn in small sections so the ballast stays well spread, rather than pooling into one end
Sep 2020
9:10pm, 24 Sep 2020
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idle_wilder
I ended up buying the Mela blanket and went for a single-sized one as wasn't sure OH would want to be coddled in it as well! When it first arrived almost 2 weeks ago, we sat with it over our legs whilst watching tv and it felt lovely.

I've been sleeping with it over me as well at night (sleeping on top of duvet with blanket over me) and I'm really liking it - you feel an almost instant calm/comfort when you get under it. Cover it comes with is super soft and keeps you at a nice temperature (although I do have to sometimes sort a draught out when I roll over!).
Nov 2020
7:15pm, 5 Nov 2020
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1step2far
Those that got these are you still seeing benefits/using them?

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