weighted blankets

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
weighted blankets
Wed, 09-10-2003 - 10:32pm
Does anyone know where I can find directions to make my own weighted blanket? They are so expensive and I'm not even sure if it will help my son. I'd rather try to make one and see how it goes first. Thanks for any help.


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2003
Fri, 09-12-2003 - 2:31pm
Hi Melissa,

If you would like I can make you one and if you for justwant to buy the supplies...

As a single mom I know how hard it is to buy these things...


Edited 9/15/2003 8:39:07 AM ET by cl-pattyjoesmom

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-26-2003
Fri, 09-26-2003 - 1:09am
I used 10 and 25 pound rice sacks inside pillow cases. They worked great! I

also used a plain blanket wrapped around tight like a sausage...like swaddling

a baby...but for your bigger kid. I also laid on top of the rice sacks until

she didn't want anymore. Do this carefully and with your child communicating

when they've had enough. She just turned 6 and we don't need the weighted sacks

anymore! SI therapy works!