If you’ve ever used a Minky blanket, then you probably know it’s one of the softest blanket fabrics on the market today. So what could possibly make a Minky Mamas blanket any better? What about a weighted Minky blanket?
What is a Weighted Blanket?
Are you familiar with weighted blankets? They’ve gained popularity over the years, and more people are purchasing or making them for everyday use. Weighted blankets are used by many to reduce anxiety and feel more comfortable. A blanket with some heft to it feels like a cozy hug and can help your body decompress. Whether you’re using a weighted blanket for yourself or a loved one, we think having one made out of Minky fabric takes the experience to a whole new level.
Are Weighted Blankets Worth the Price?
So, what’s special about weighted blankets? Are they worth the cost? We definitely think so. There are a number of benefits to using a weighted blanket:
- Pressure on the body calms the nervous system, reducing anxiety
- Weighted blankets encourage the natural production of serotonin, which helps regulate sleep
- Shown to increase focus
- Reduces symptoms of restless leg syndrome
If you experience any issues related to anxiety or insomnia, a weighted blanket can help you cope with many of the symptoms. Many people who have sensory processing disorder, ADHD, or autism find a weighted blanket helps them, or their loved ones who live with these conditions.
Weighted Minky Mama’s Blanket
Like we mentioned early, we think there’s basically one thing that could make a Minky blanket better: adding weight to it! Just imagine the combination of cozy, plush Minky, and gentle, weighted pressure the next time you curl up with your blanket. But how do you get a weighted Minky blanket?
While Minky can be a little tricky to sew with, our expert team has the experience necessary to create comforting keepsake blankets. DIY weighted blankets can be made with plastic pellets, which are recommended for children ages 3 and older. The use of plastic pellets keeps your Minky machine washable. Speaking of which, be sure to check out our article with tips for washing and caring for your Minky Mamas blankets.
A weighted blanket should be about 10% of the user’s body weight. Using a scale, you’ll need to weigh your beads to determine how much to use for the person who will be snuggling up with the weighted Minky. The pellets can be divided evenly into quilted squares in your Minky blanket ensuring even distribution of the weight.
Once you experience the added comfort of a weighted Minky blanket, we’re sure you’ll never go back!