When I looked at the prices I knew that it would be a hefty investment that was not in our budget. After doing research, I decided I could figure out how to make a weighted blanket on my own. I went to the fabric store and Jake got to pick out his fabric, super heroes of course, and that night I set out to make a blanket. By the next afternoon I had completed a 5 pound weighted blanket for my little guy. He adores it! Fast forward two weeks, Jake underwent the surgery and afterwards he cuddled up with me under the weighted blanket and fell asleep. The blanket worked!! The surgery was really successful and Jake has been doing an awesome job of keeping calm with a little help from his blanket and matching lap pad.
After doing all this, I decided to open up my own Etsy shop called Three High Chairs. My goal is to make affordable weighted lap pads, weighted toddler blankets and weighted twin blankets so that parents in a similar situation to mine do not have to break the bank. Check it out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/threehighchairs