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Weighted Balnket - for free

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MelonCauli Tue 03-Nov-09 19:43:35

I have a weighted blanket if anyone would like it. I would prefer pick up from the Northants area or I would be willing to post for the cost of postage. However due to its weight the postage may be quite high.

It is not a full bed sized one, more half size. It has Scooby Doo on it. A very kind Mumsnetter gave it to me a year or so ago, so I am passing it on.

bonkerz Tue 03-Nov-09 19:45:32

i would really appreciate this for my ds, he has asd and has started using a weighted blanket at school but we cannot afford one for home. I can pay postage as i live in leicestershire.

devientenigma Tue 03-Nov-09 19:45:40

I would of loved it should I of been closer. Do you know the cost of postage by any chance.

MelonCauli Tue 03-Nov-09 20:01:18

I think postage will be about £10 ish but am not certain.

bonkerz whereabouts in Leics are you?

bonkerz Tue 03-Nov-09 20:30:18

nearer coventry than leicester!

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 03-Nov-09 20:52:13

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MelonCauli Tue 03-Nov-09 20:59:59

I would be happy to meet you half way Bonkerz. WOuld that suit you?

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 03-Nov-09 21:02:12

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bonkerz Tue 03-Nov-09 21:10:41

that sounds good meloncauli, email me sammylj78 at hotmail dot com and we can sort it out. thanks

Seuss Tue 03-Nov-09 21:15:00

Starlight - you could sew the rice in a duvet cover and then put inside another cover that you could take off and wash. Wouldn't it take a heck of a lot of rice though? Or are you only supposed to sew pockets or something?hmm Someone once suggested curtain weights sewn in a duvet to me but I haven't tried it.(Also not great at sewing!)

MelonCauli Tue 03-Nov-09 21:15:58

Thanks Starlight. I will keep an eye out for one and let you know if I hear of anything.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 03-Nov-09 21:20:02

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MelonCauli Tue 03-Nov-09 21:25:40

Have emailed you, bonkerz

jjones Tue 03-Nov-09 23:38:19

I found this on another forum, hope it helps someone. Not quite free but a hell of a lot cheaper than buying one.

Seuss Wed 04-Nov-09 07:19:38

The pockets in the quilt makes more sense! Have to say I would love to see someone out and about with a blanket covered in stapled on boil in the bag rice!grin

I was going to try and make one (the more conventional method) but I think I could end up traumatising the poor kid.

lou031205 Wed 04-Nov-09 19:35:28

This is the one I'm going to try smile

blossomhill Wed 04-Nov-09 21:30:36

You can apply to Cerebra for sensory equipment. Am just in the process of getting a blanket, jacket and wobble cushion.They give you a grant but you have to have 2 medical references HTH

magso Thu 05-Nov-09 10:44:31

(thanks for the pattern lou, have made a weighted lap cushion with dried bean and a bit of quilting but ofcourse it cannot be washed - will try again wth wiegted beads)

misscutandstick Thu 05-Nov-09 18:14:01

wow what a fantastic idea!!! a 2-in-1 device...

For all those kids on a CF/GF diet, wondering the streets trying to find food on the go, all to no avail - YOU HAVE COME UP WITH THE PERFECT ANSWER!!!

(desperately trying to come up with some catchy name, but nothing is coming to mind blush blanket-with-rice-stapled-it doesnt roll off the tongue blush)

Quinny1 Fri 06-Nov-09 21:09:01

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NaccetyMac Fri 06-Nov-09 21:18:48

Deflated air bed in a duvet cover does the job smile

bonkerz Tue 10-Nov-09 21:21:58

are we still on for tomorrow?????

bonkerz Wed 11-Nov-09 11:43:36

thankyou so much for meeting me today and passing on this blanket, im sure my son will make good use of it and i will be sure to apss it on when he has finished using it!

MelonCauli Wed 11-Nov-09 20:22:06

Great. It was nice to meet you and I'm glad it'll be of help to you smile

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