February 23, 2012
Thank you so much for this wonderful blanket! My 3-year-old son absolutely adores his blanket, and even brought it in to school for show and tell. Although he complained all the kids wanted to touch it, he was very proud of it!
We are working with a therapist and are very excited to try more of your products.The blanket is beautiful and very well-made. One teacher said, "I think this is the nicest blanket I've ever seen."
Thank you very much,
December 14, 2011
My sons' blanket arrived yesterday and it is AWESOME!!! We used it right away, I couldn't wait till Christmas. He slept so soundly and peacefully, which was heaven sent since he has been dealing with a cruddy cold for a few days. Thank you so much for the blanket. Now I can't wait for his new bed to be made to show off his new blanket.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
September 30, 2011
I ordered a blanket from you for my daughter with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sleep has been a serious and debilitating problem for her. Using the blanket, she sleeps much better and wakes with significantly less pain. While on vacation, she kept the blanket in the car and we took it into the motel every night. Thank you for making a beneficial product. Also, your customer service was very professional and timely. I hope to do business as we need more and have recommended you to our friends.
April 14, 2011
I ordered blanked few weeks ago and we received it already! I have to say that its very comfy ,beautiful blanket and my son LOVES it,thank God he sleeps much better with that blanket !
April 11, 2011
We have had our weighted blanket for about four years now. I can without a doubt attest to the quality of these blankets. Our blanket has survived three little boys, and EVERYTHING a little boy can possibly do to a blanket. We wash it frequently, and it honestly still looks new.
If you love someone that needs the calming effects of a weighted blanket, you can be sure you are getting a great, durable product from Affordable Weighted Blankets!!
March 5, 2010
I received my weighed blanket yesterday. I ordered it for my son who is about to turn 2 and was recently diagnosed with autism. He slept the best he has ever slept last night. He normally is up4 or 5 times a night last night it was once and as soon as i put his blanky back over him he fell right back to sleep. I am very impressed with the quality and I love that it doesn't look like a "medically needed" blanket like so many of the other weighted blankets out there. Thank you so much for your amazing product.
The Stewart Family
Nov 2, 2009
Thank you so much for making such a wonderful product. I have a 16 month old little boy who has had a difficult time sleeping at night and during the day. I thought that I have tried everything. I purchased one of your weighted blankets and my son has slept throughout the night since I bought the blanket. I can never thank you enough!
God bless you!
The McGinnis Family
Aug 10, 2009
There are absolutely no words imaginable to describe the help you give.
Since my son received his blanket a week and a half ago, he gets up for about 1 min during the night and goes right back to sleep.
This has happened maybe 5 times in his 3 years of life. He is not autistic, and has no sensory problems that I know of. Just DOES NOT SLEEP.
He has done it (slept for more than 6 hours in a row) 6 nights in a row.
I am happier, have more energy, more patience, and am in awe of how a measly 114.00 can change someone's life for the better...
If I could hug you I would.
July 5, 2009
For 2-1/2 years I have been praying, along with family and friends, for peaceful sleep for my precious grandson, Matthew. I have also been praying for my daughter - a working mother trying to cope with a 4 year old as well as a 2-1/2 year old who was up many times during the night. I was truly worried that she would have a nervous breakdown.
God has heard my prayer and answered through you, Donna, and your weighted blanket. Matthew is sleeping through the night and is even more manageable during the day since sleeping under your blanket. You have a ministry! I was so touched to learn that you prayed for Matthew while making the blanket. I am a Christian and believe in the power of prayer, believe that prayer changes things, but was becoming very discouraged. I know God led my daughter to your website. May God bless you for the gift you are giving children and their families.
Your sister in Christ,
July 4, 2009
I was cleaning out our den with my husband a couple weeks ago and I found the note you sent with the blanket we ordered for our son Gabe last thanksgiving. It said that you pray over each blanket that you send out and I wanted to thank you so much for both the blanket and your prayers.
Gabe has PDD NOS, he is 3, and does not sleep through the night. He is awake for long periods in the early AM hours. Since we gave him your weighted blanket, though, he has stayed in his room nearly every night, and not come out to try to play with us. I can honestly say my life has improved tremendously with the extra sleep...
Thank you again, sincerely, for your prayers and your service.
In Christ's Love,
June 24, 2009
Thank you so much for all your help with the blanket!! It and the lap pad are so cute and comfy, he actually hauled it all the way downstairs the other morning to watch cartoons. He has really taken to it, and bedtime is less restless and he seems to be really resting while in the past he would seem to wake up tired... I think I researched every blanket out there and couldn't be happier with the choice we made. Function is the priority, but the personalization, comfort, value, and care made this blanket priceless.
Thanks so much,
Erin & Griffin
June 8, 2009
My family and I want to thank you for the beautiful blanket! Our wonderful son has agenesis of the corpus callosum. We were told by his OT that he had to stop being swaddled because it was affecting his ability to grab since his hands were always down at his sides. This was tricky, however, since he would not sleep without the swaddle. Aiden also tried to get out of the swaddle and would wake up constantly. We were desperate for help when our OT suggested a weighted blanket. We could not believe how long it would take. Then we found your site. I was not sure at first if it would help. We got the blanket in just two weeks and it was great. It was such wonderful material that Aiden can use it in the warm weather and light enough that he can still kick it off and put it in his mouth. Best of all, aiden is sleeping for six hours at a time now. He wakes up only once for a bottle. Even with the swaddle he never slept this well. He used to be up at least three times a night and be such a cranky baby and I was a cranky mommy.
Your blanket was a life saver and helped us help our five month old reach his full potential. Not only is he grabbing everything but he has begun to roll from back to front which I was worried he would never do! I can not thank you enough. I am a teacher and never thought to use a weighted blanket before the OT mentioned it. Any baby would benefit from them, not just children with special needs. Thank you again. You helped us get control of what could have turned into a severe problem. You have no idea how you have changed our lives!
Lisa and josh, NY
June 18, 2009
I work with children and adolescents on an acute mental health unit. Many kids have found success using these weighted blankets to assist with anxiety, to assist with settling to sleep and to assist with staying asleep. Affordable Weighted Blankets has become our vendor of choice for weighted modalities.
Shelley Landry, OTR/L
June 16, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that you make a wonderful product!
My daughter loves her blanket and I love the craftsmanship as well. I passed along your cards to my daughter's therapist and took the blanket with us so she could see how well it was made. She asked that we give her your information because she has had other clients order from websites and they were disappointed.
Good luck in business and thank you,
Cathy in IL
May 1, 2009
Thank you so much. The blanket is so pretty and so well made. We opened the box and she said PRETTY MINE!!! The first time it was used, it was nap time and she slept for a unheard of 3 hours. Thank you so much!!!
Hi Donna -
Our blanket arrived a couple of weeks ago and my 7 year old son LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it! He was so excited when it came. He has slept under it every night since we received it. I have seen such a change in his behavior. He is not flapping his hands as much, he seems more regulated and I truly feel he is sleeping better and waking up more rested. It's really helping him to obtain the pressure he seeks in his upper body. I wish I would have bought this blanket for him years ago! Thank you so much for making it for him and fulfilling this need for our family and others.
December 20, 2008
I got the blanket today. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! I was so touched as well to know that my little girl was prayed for!!! That means a lot! Thank You and God Bless! I have attached a couple of pictures of Makenzie sound asleep with her new blanket! Thank you!!!!!
Makenzie's Caringbrige site
Dec. 8, 2008
Saturday we witnessed the HAPPIEST little boy EVER! Alex's blanket arrived via Fed-ex. As Alex opened the box (with help) his excitement grew. He could barely control himself and his anxiety.
As we removed the lovely (but heavy) blanket from the box Alex squealed and did a little dance. Next he grabbed his blanket, laid down on the couch, covered up, and announced to the world that THIS IS THE BEST BLANKET EVER!
It truly must be the best blanket ever. Since receiving his blanket Alex has slept thru the night without waking, slept peacefully, and was so refreshed when he awoke. Alex went thru the entire house announcing to everyone that he slept in his bed all night and he felt good.
A marked improvement already! Please accept our sincere THANKS on a job well done. I'm sure we may a new blanket down the road as Alex grows.
BLESS YOU....BLESS YOU....THANK YOU.....the difference is Unbelievable....except of course...WE BELIEVE!
Merry Christmas and God Bless
Veronica S & Family
Nana to Alex
The blanket came today and we LOVE IT!!! thank you so much for all your hard work and speedy delivery. Alika is taking his nap right now and trying it out. Here's a quick pic for you...I'll send more later.
I think your products are wonderful and VERY affordable. I have spent over an hour searching for a blanket for my daughter and the other sites are so expensive. The wait time on the other blankets is also incredibly long. Some sites have a wait list up to 12 weeks.
Thanks, Meredith and Matthew
Thank you so much for the time and effort you had to put forth to make my little guy a blanket. It is truly wonderful and it is working already. I have attached a couple pictures for you to see him with it. It is GORGEOUS and he really likes the fish on it. I'm glad we decided to do a heavier one because he seems to really settle down with it. We're going to push for it to become his security blanket so he can use it while he "works" too.
Thanks again. You are a godsend.
I wanted to let you know what a beautiful job you did on the blanket! I was at an appointment when the Fed Ex man came and my daughter called me on my cell to see if she could open the package (the babysitter wouldn't let her). She was so excited! She opened it while I was on the phone and I could hear her squeal! She absolutely loves it! It is perfect! She has been wanting to decorate her room in an ocean theme for over a year now so I think the time has come! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for putting your talent to work to help families like ours.
August 17, 2008
Thank you so much Donna. We got the Thomas weighted blanket during the week and Logan has used it every night. He is sleeping through the night!!!!! THANK YOU!
August 16, 2008
We received the blanket yesterday and it is so beautiful! Maya immediately took to it and slept peacefully through the night for the first time in a long time. We really appreciate the thought and care you put into making the blanket and for making it so quickly. We will be quick to refer you to our friends!
Thanks again for all you do -
August 16, 2008
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond! I received the new smaller blanket and it is just right! :0) Thank you so very very much!!!! I sincerely appreciate your wonderful customer service and your willingness to work with our specific needs. Elli has now slept through the night for 6 days in a row for the first time in her 11 months of life! Our family is renewed and my husband and I are finally smiling at each other again. Thank you so much. If you ever need a testimonial from me please let me know. Have a wonderful weekend....
From the bottom of my heart,
Donna - it's WONDERFUL!!!!
He adored it as soon as I brought it out - colors so bright, fabric so soft, and he sat right down and pulled it over his lap immediately. He's sleeping w/it as i type!
PWS has a lot of sensory issues. My hubby is worried he might end up w/it on his face - but i feel quite safe @ that. He sleeps in an O2 tent, so the extra warmth that is not so easy to kick off is a grand thing! further, I'm praying it brings about a sense of peace and comfort, to enhance a good night's sleep - which can be a really hard thing to come by w/PWS.
God Bless you & this business!!! and THANKS!!!! What a wonderful tool!!!
I am so glad to hear it is washable....I just want to thank you again for the blanket...she is FINALLY sleeping thru at night....for the 1st time in a VERY LONG time!!! I am going to pass your cards on to my daughters therapist....you are a God send. Thank you sooo much!
Meredith and Paysen