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Weighted blankets are a wonderful form of calming from lots of disorders and problems. They work like 'magic' for adults and children alike who suffer from/are afflicted with Autism, Asperger's, other sensory disorders, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, anxiety/panic, sleep disorders, and more, and can even help provide comfort to cancer patients. They give a deep pressure touch, and increase melatonin and serotonin levels, and hence provide a non-medicinal means of inducing sleep.
I can make them for you in almost any size. I don't supply the poly pellets/glass beads or the fabrics as the choices are endless, but I do recommend Len's Mill as their poly pellets are the least expensive ($4.00/lb, behind cutting counter) and carry a wide range of fabrics. Glass beads (available online only I believe) are recommended for blankets more than 10 lbs, due to the sheer volume that poly pellets use up; they are fine, like sand, instead of bumpy and large.
Flannels range from approx. $6 - $18/m and cotton about $10/m.. I give my customers the freedom to bring me their own chosen materials and I create it for them. For small children I always recommend an inner (cotton) layer and an outer layer (flannel) so as to repair any damage in time, from dragging the blanket or chewing on it, which would cause the filling to fall out and risk choking. Lining is also highly recommended for a glass bead filled blanket.
These are QUITE labour intensive and time consuming, hence yes, they are a little pricey but worth every penny. They need to be looked at as an investment in health, a tool, not just another blanket. Investing in one of these would be similar to spending money on therapy, massages, medicine, or other health care products.
Rule of thumb is 10% of body weight plus 1-2 lbs, but please make sure you check with your medical professional first. I assume no responsibility for any misuse, damage, injury or the like; similarly no responsibility for damage to washers/dryers as these need to be literally hand washed and flat dried only. Despite what others may tell you, they WILL ruin some machines.
Shown are 4 lb and 5 lb blankets respectively, 1m x 1m, each of which took approximately 3 hours to make – labour for THOSE is $55.00 each. These are my labour costs; supplies are extra.
2-3 lb blanket - $40.00
4-5 lb blanket - $55.00
6-7 lb blanket - $65.00
8 -9 lb blanket - $75.00
10-11 lb blanket - $90.00
12-13 lb blanket - $110.00
14-15 lb blanket - $125.00
16-18 lb blanket - $140.00
19-20 lb blanket - $160.00
Also shown is the difference between glass beads (left) and poly pellets (right).
I require a non refundable deposit of 50% of the labour cost to begin any work. Shopping for the supplies on your behalf is gladly done for a $5.00 fee, and with a deposit of $50.00 for supplies, both ($50.00 + $5.00) to be added to the non refundable deposit. E transfers accepted. Balances due after work is completed will be rounded up or down to the nearest dollar.
Here are some comments from a few of my customers:
"I bought one from (big box store) and returned it because all the weight shifted to one side, as I am a side sleeper." (My answer): I have made 32 so far, and all my customers have told me they are happy with them. ... no complaints. And I have a theory as to why she encountered the problem.
“Mom what is this thing?! Why is it so amazing?!”
"I would rather support small and local businesses, than pay less for sweat shop labour."
"My grandkids are asleep within 10 minutes with these blankets."
"My son slept through the night last night. It was the first time for a long time that I slept through the night without waking up. My littlest one still wakes up for feeding. At some point, we may need to get one weighted blanket for him."
PLEASE understand that I take my ad/business seriously; I therefore respectfully ask that your inquiries are serious as well. Waterloo Columbia and Erbsville. Thank you.
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