I had an “Ah HA” moment last night while watching Jay go through his nightly routine of piling on 4 blankets, a billion pillows, truck loads of stuffed animals, and just about everything else but the kitchen sink. My son craves the weight. Just to confirm this I asked him.
ME: “Jay why do you put all that stuff on top of you?”
Jay: “It feels good. I like the feeling of being way under it.”
Me: “You mean you like the weight of it.?”
Jay: “Yeah that’s it mom, exactly! Wow you really do know me.”
And he smiled and went deep into his cocoon.
I feel so guilty. How can I put this kid to bed every night and never ever have figured this out?
Then I started thinking about Gracie, my so-called TYPICAL Child. She has a horrible time getting to sleep and staying asleep. In fact she sleep walks sometimes. Would a weighted blanket help her?
Not knowing much about these things I went on-line. The first thing I saw was the PRICE! Holly Guacamole Bat Man!
But… if they work and will help my children… it would be worth it. A good nights sleep is priceless in this house.
So my question to you all again is this:
Have you or do you use a weighted blanket with your child/children? Does it make a huge difference? Would you recommend it?
I look forward to your responses.