Weighted Blanket from Sensory Goods
Update: The winner of the weighted blanket from Sensory Goods is Carla!
While I was pulling together Autism Awareness Month, Facebook suggested the Sensory Goods Page to me. I clicked over and saw that they sell weighted blankets, along with other items. On a whim, I contacted them about a partnership, and Sensory Goods agreed to send me a blanket for Princess Roo to use—and agreed to let me give one away to you!
I received a free weighted blanket from Sensory Goods in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I received no other compensation for this post. Your experience with Sensory Goods products may vary.
I had heard about the benefits of weighted blankets for people with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, so I wanted to see how Princess Roo did with one. Ironically, her blanket (in a princess print, of course 😉 ) arrived the same day of the Sensory Conference. She immediately liked the way it looked, and I was pleased too. One side is printed cotton fabric. The other is a solid color flannel. I wasn’t prepared for the weight, although I’m not sure what I thought a six-pound blanket was going to feel like. The weight is very evenly distributed, and my daughter climbed under the blanket immediately.
My daughter has responded well to the blanket. She says it feels good; she enjoys the deep pressure it provides. She has slept under it every night since we received it a month ago, and she will often bring it into the family room to use while she watches TV. It did make her too warm at first, but we dealt with that by turning the ceiling fan on in her room at night.
As an added bonus to her liking it, I have seen positive results from her use of the weighted blanket. She seems to settle down for bed more easily, with less getting up and down and wandering around the house. Since she’s staying in bed, still and quiet, she falls asleep more quickly! It’s a win-win for everyone because she’s getting more sleep, and that helps with her disposition.
I am pleased with this weighted blanket—both its construction and the benefits it has for Princess Roo. I am very excited that Sensory Goods is going to give a blanket to one of you!
This giveaway is open to adults age 18 or older in the Continental U.S. It is not endorsed, administered, sponsored, or promoted by Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site. The giveaway will run through April 30, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. CDT. When the giveaway ends, the winner will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with the requested information. (If I don’t receive that information within 48 hours, I will choose another winner.) The information will be passed on to Sensory Goods, and the company will send you a list of blankets to choose from, and the winner will work out all details directly with Sensory Goods. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below.
If you would like to order your own weighted blanket from Sensory Goods, you can use the coupon code JanesAware13 for free shipping! This coupon code is good from April 15, 2013, through April 30, 2013.
Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes
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Disclosure: I received a free weighted blanket from Sensory Goods in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. I received no other compensation for this review.