If you have a child or work with a person with Autism or a sensory processing disorder, you might find a weighted blanket useful. Many people on the autism spectrum like deep pressure and a weighted blanket can provide this as well as giving them comfort and helping them to feel safe when going to bed.
Weighted blankets however can be costly. If you’re good with a needle and thread or know someone that is, it may be cheaper to make it yourself. This can be done by sewing small bean bags – that can be purchased in toy shops – into the sides and corners of a blanket or duvet cover.
Your child may also like the extra sensory benefits of this as the bean bags provide sound and touch when going to sleep.