I make weighted blankets (Happiness A-Weights) and really encourage you to make one that is fully washable. I recommend using poly pellets. I know they are expensive if you buy them at a craft store like Joann's or Michaels (even using the coupons). I found a site that has US made ones and they were the least expensive. www.craftpellets.com Actually, I like the product so well the owner of the site and I became friends and I just took over the site for her. We have a link on there for directions on how to make the blankets.
I am totally sold on weighted blankets. I've seen the difference they make without adding medication. It is an all-natural way to help these special people to calm, focus and sleep.
at 6:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2011