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 blanket, or even a website to order from.

So, if anyone who owns a weighted blanket were kind enough to share their experience with me (which store you ordered it from, which product you got, and maybe the things you think really need to be said about it/what you would have liked to know before you bought it) it would help me a lot.

I’m living in Western Europe, but fortunately money is not an issue for me so I can afford to ship from anywhere. Thanks in advance to anyone who’ll help!

realsocialskills said:

I’m posting this mostly to get other people’s experiences, but I’m also going to describe mine.

I have a weighted blanket from My Three Little Ducks which I like very much, but in retrospect I think I would have configured somewhat differently. I really like this store though, the woman who runs it is neurodiversity friendly and treats autistic adults who want to order products for themselves well. That is not always the case for people who sell adaptive equipment.

My blanket doesn’t have any padding. If I had it to do over, I would get a blanket with padding. The weighted plastic that fills weighted blankets feels like a bunch of little rocks, and I usually end up having to put another blanket under it in order to sleep comfortably. The advantage of not using padding is that it means you can have weight without having heat, which I appreciate when I am using my blanket somewhere without air conditioning.

I’d also recommend a smaller blanket over a bigger one, particularly if you are getting one without patting, double particularly if you sleep on a small bed. They work somewhat differently than regular blankets, and smaller ones are more comfortable.

All that said, even though my blanket isn’t quite what I would have picked, I really like having it, and it’s helped me a lot.

I’d also add that if money isn’t an issue for you, that also means that you don’t have to get it right the first time. You can guess based on what’s likely to be best for you, and get another one if it turns out you made a mistake.

What do y'all think? What the best options for weighted blankets?