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Can babies use weighted blankets?

I've had a few people reach out and ask if babies can use weighted blankets. I think it all depends on the situation. How old is the baby? What weight of blanket are you using? Where is the baby using it?  Here is a review from a customer that has used a weighted blanket appropriately for her baby: "I love this so much I would give it 100 stars! My son (now 4 months) has screamed when in the car seat since about 2 weeks old. It was torture to go anywhere with him. We use weighted blankets with my...

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Why are weighted blankets so expensive?

A weighted blanket can be a investment, but if you choose wisely it can be a life changer for someone with anxiety and sleep issues.  Not all weighted blankets are made the equally and yes some are very overpriced! Let me break down the cost of a weighted blanket: Filling: the top two most common choices are polypropylene (plastic) and glass. Unless you have a wholesaler or traveling to China anytime soon, this is by far the most expensive part of a weighted blanket.  Fabric: I always recommend getting a quality fabric...I mean your spending the time and money on the blanket...

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Are weighted blankets good for college students?

Weighted blankets are beneficial to a number of people with varying ages and stages in life. When I think about stressful situations, going away to college has got to rank pretty high! A weighted blanket helps to release serotonin, which is the hormone that gives you "good feelings". Some of that serotonin is transferred into melatonin, which is the hormone that helps you to relax and slow down.  Do you have a relative that is moving away or starting college? This may be the best gift you can give...a comforting hug from home ;)

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Will weighted blankets make me hot?

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I know it seems like a silly question but I do get asked... "Are weighted blankets hot?" Well, it is a blanket so there is that to consider! Our blankets are made from cotton which is a more breathable fabric than say flannel. The thickness would be comparable to a thin quilt, rather than a comforter.  So, yes weighted blankets may seem like a strange purchase in the summer time or in tropical climates but if you like the feeling of a blanket covering you its really not that hot. We have a fabulous return policy: If you are not 100%...

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Flexible seating for therapy rooms

Classrooms today are ditching the traditional desk and chair for yoga balls, wobble seats, foam cushions and even laundry baskets! As a Speech Pathologist this makes me happy to see teachers recognize sensory needs of their students. Here's some inexpensive ideas to try out in your class/therapy room:  1) Lowering tables so kids can kneel while working. Stability cushions, gardening mats, bean bags, yoga mats work nicely to cushion their knees.    2) Raising tables so kids can stand while working.  3) Keep tables at normal height but switch out normal chairs for yoga balls or crate chairs.   4)...

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