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My experience with weighted blankets

Got pregnant and thought that was a big deal, huh? Survived the pregnancy and very proud of it, huh? Well, just wait and see what the future holds. Because no morning sickness, no discomfort in sleeping, no 20 pee-breaks a night can come even close to the exhaustion caused by a crying baby who won’t go to sleep. This sums up pretty well what parenthood is like – waking up in the morning and going to sleep 15 years later! But you must fight. Confront your destiny and with the right weapons you will have better chances to win. And by weapons I mean a weighted blanket for kids, of course.

It doesn’t really matter if your child is a toddler or if some years passed since then, you have to accept gratefuly any miracle whenever it is given to you. Embrace the advantages of something so simple and yet so effective. It works every time, with any human (yep, it does magic for adults alike, I tried it myself). Because it answers our need to feel protected, wrapping yourself in it feels just iike being hugged. It is 100% breathable cotton filled with hypo-allergenic micro glass beads and one layer of microfiber. It even has a removable minky cover that you can machine wash anytime, to make it look brand new again. The key resides in its perfect weight distribution, the three layers just adjust to the curves of the body, preserving its temperature for hours of deep and relaxing sleep.

I was skeptic at first, too. It seemed too good to be true. I mean, how can the same product be suitable for toddlers and teenagers alike? They have different sleep patterns, they rest in not so similar ways, they require another routine. What I can tell you, hand on heart, is that as long as you choose it wisely, a weighted blanket for kids with removable cover is going to change the life of your entire family. It has to be a certain percentage of the body weight of the user, so it’s no brain surgery to pick the best option for you. I dare to say it’s more difficult to decide upon its colour, as they have so many, all bright and appealing. Once you receive it, it’s like adding a new member to the family, you’ll take it with you everywhere you go, it’s almost addictive, as it guarantees undisturbed sleep and a relaxed and energised body the morning after.

To be honest, I was in your shoes. You’re reading all those parenting books, you try to juggle with all the tasks and chores and you’re simply surrounded by chaos, no matter the efforts. You just want to have some peace and quiet at night time, that is all. Because the next day nothing will change, no matter the advice in those books you read, there will still be chores and tasks and chaos. I realised I had to give myself a break and just try a weighted blanket. I said out loudly  „Come on, you’ve bought so many things hoping they’ll help, what do you have to lose? If it doesn’t do the trick for us, at least we’ll have a colourful blanket.” But you know what? It did the trick, it did exactly what it promised. The first night we’ve tried it I checked the baby monitor every hour, thinking it must be broken. There was just so much silence. Almost scary this silence, as I have never experienced it before, even before having a baby in the house. I can say it was more difficult for me to adjust, just because I was so used to waking up 3 to 5 times a night and have gone from that to none in the blink of an eye.

That was simply the most wonderful adjustment I ever needed to do. So, it turns out a weighted blanket improves the sleep of both children and parents. Wonderful indeed, just wonderful. But don’t take my word for it, order one and see for yourself.

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