toneils:

Weighted blankets

Hi, I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this, but I’ve been thinking on getting a weighted blanket for a while.

The thing is, there are so many options (filler, outside material, etc.) and since I always find it hard to trust my own judgement, I can’t seem to be able to pick a…

toneils said:

I don’t have a weighted blanket, but I use a weighted pillow pet that I made myself. It’s about 6lbs, and I used this tutorial:

http://homeasoftplacetofall.blogspot.com/2011/12/embracing-season-gift-ideas.html

Only difference is that I sewed cloth pouches to put the rice in rather than use Ziploc bags, and mine are stuffed with rice.

It doesn’t provide the same “full body” coverage as a weighted blanket, but it’s great for traveling, sleeping with, or using as a lap pillow (when I’m in the car or sitting somewhere, etc.)