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Weighted Blankets

Non-neurotypical children and adults with autism or other sensory processing disorders often have an easier time falling asleep under a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets can also help people with anxiety fall asleep faster. However, weighted blankets can be expensive!

If you would like to try your hand at sewing your own weighted blanket, I found these helpful resources:

The basic technique involves sewing the top and bottom in long channels. You then fill these channels with the appropriate amount of poly beads, in order to get the correct weight. The final step is to sew the channels shut.

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