Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GIVEAWAY...DreamCatcher weighted blanket

A weighted blanket for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder can be a HUGE tool in helping them feel more grounded and secure. Often times these kiddos feel like they are floating in space...they don't feel grounded.  For our sweet girl, her weighted blanket has been a necessity.  She craves deep pressure for comfort. Often times we will find her on our bed with daddy's heavy buckwheat pillow on top of her.

I was contacted by the amazingly generous Eileen at DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets. She had read my Part 1 SPD post and offered to make our sweet girl a blanket.  Oh my...when sweet girl's beautiful blanket arrived, she kept saying, "This is my happy blanket!!"  I think that sums up what she thinks about her new blanket...it makes her happy and secure.  I was very impressed with the fabric choice and durability of this blanket. I've already washed it several times and it looks awesome!  The weighted beads are distributed through the blanket evenly...no lopsided pockets of beads...it's perfect.  I highly, highly recommed DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets for anyone who loves deep pressure and weight.
Here's the awesome part...
a FREE GIVEAWAY...
DreamCatcher's has offered one FREE custom blanket valued up to $200 for one of my readers...that's one of you :)  
Can you believe it?? I am so blessed by their precious hearts to help those who are hurting...it's incredible!!

So, how do you enter to win?
1. Tell me who would use the blanket
2. Tell me how you found my blog :)
3. Go check out DreamCatcher's website!
We will randomly choose a winner in 1 week :)

20 comments:

Jolene said...

I am not entering to win (no sensory issue kids at this point) but I wanted to 2nd the miracle of weighted blankets and pillows. We had autistic little boys at one point and one of them HAD to have his weighted lovey. It worked wonders for him!

SOOO beautiful that blanket it but the little C outshines the blanket!

Rich Klink said...

My mom's adopted daughter Anna is quadrapalegic (little use of arms and legs, no weight bearing)and has lots of sensory issues and that feeling of not being grounded. Her daughter is in second grade, confined to a wheelchair or a special standing device. It can be hard to comfort her with the equiptment in the way. This would be a huge blessing to Anna and my mom.

Shonni said...

I would love to use one of these with Garett or Alia. We have one for Aiden, and it has been so helpful for his night time sleeping.
The blanket is so pretty and the pictures are so cute.

Michal said...

Wow! I went to the website and these blankets look amazing! I would use it for my son with ADHD. It looks like it could really change his sleep habits.

Hezra said...

OOOH ! I would LOVE to have one for my SPD ADHD little fella. He has night nights... little beany sheep(a whole flock) that he sleeps with. I am sure he would love a blanket! He asks me to sing him his baby songs every now and then(he is 7 so he whispers this) he means lullabies. ;-) you sure have a super Cute kid. Her blanket is lovely!!

Sarah said...

I'm in! I'm in! My friend's son used one of the Dreamcatcher blankets and it's been awesome for him. I'd use it for the little mister in my house. I carefully poured over your post 1 and 2 with him in mind... wonder if that might help some of his struggles.

Cheri said...

What an amazing blanket! This would help Lia soooo much. Her SPD is out of control due to being out of school and I'm really looking forward to her being back on a schedule with her therapies.

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

My 6 year old daughter, Kaitlyn, has been diagnosed with many problems (see this post.... http://grumpyjax.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaitlyn-and-her-label-as-special-needs.html). After reading your post, I can't help but wonder if she has some sensory problems. I didn't know about this until your beautiful posts. I would love to try to help her in any way possible. I would even love to buy one, but with three special needs daughters, medical bills are through the roof :( I will enter to win... my luck is due to change hehe

Me said...

Your posts have been wonderful to read. My daughter has SPD. She has always slept with about seven different baby blankets piled on her at night at her insistence. She wears a weighted vest sometimes at school and during OT/PT. I wonder if the blanket would give her peaceful sleep?
Thanks again for posting about SPD. I wish my agency would have educated us on the subject before we brought her home!
Julia

Sharie said...

I found your blog on a link from Daleea. My daughter was just diagnosed with SPD we are still on a waiting list for occupational therapy for help in setting up her sensory diet. She is a seeker and loves to be "smooshed" I've been trying to decide between a blanket, wrap or lap pad. How do you know what works best? Can't wait to read more of your blog. I'm bookmarking it now:)

Lisa said...

I'm a follower and have been for quite a while now. :) My 7 year old with some fairly severe ADHD and possibly sensory issues would LOVE a blanket like this! It would help him so much! These are just gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I am so thankful I stumbled across your blog this afternoon.

My little man has ADHD, PDD-NOS and SPD and craves DEEP pressure.

Headed over to check out their website. :)

Angel said...

I am a school psychologist in Indiana who works in a school with several children in need of sensory breaks. The blanket would be helpful to use at school in our sensory room to help a variety of children.
I learned about your blog from Melissa Crawhorn, who is in the process of adopting. I have also emailed you with questions about special needs adoption!
Thank you for your give away. It will be a blessing to anyone who receives it!

quilt-n-mama said...

These look amazing! I'd love to add my name.

CompassionMama said...

I would love to have one of these for my nephew. He has multiple sensory issues, and they would like to try the weighted blanket but can't afford one.

Jennifer and Matt said...

Alright I'm throwing my name in the hat for a chance to win!! You know my situation with michael- this could very well help him. Our issues seem to have gone off the deep-end in the last week or so. his sleep has been so restless---he's processing something for sure. Gosh, after reading about these blankets I'm thinking I could have used one as a child!!

Emily and Justin said...

We are waiting for our referral of two kiddos from Colombia, and I am working on getting Sensory helpful items ready in anticipation of the need. I haven't gotten a blanket yet because of the cost, so I was excited to see this opportunity! I found your website by clicking a while back on another blog (Maybe Filled With Praise?), but I cannot remember which one! I checked out the DreamCatcher website and great products! Thanks so much for offering this!

Truly Blessed said...

You know how I found your blog -- eons ago!

If I won I would make this a gift to my daughter's SWI sister who was diagnosed with Autism. Her mom struggles with her (as she has so many of the same issues you described in your posts), only Eliza is non-verbal and cannot communicate with her parents.

TheDideonGang said...

Oh Stacy, this would be for my girls Kaitlyn and Taylor to share. Yet i see so many other worthy of such a wonderful gift.
We came across your blogs through China Adoptions and being on the same sites. will be checking the DreamCatcher website and posting about it to others since we know the benefits of such wonderful resources - that help our kids :-) with love Lavonne

More Kids 4 Me said...

My bio daughter has autism and LOTS of sensory issues. She's always getting "under" anything heavy she can find. I know she would love this blanket!

I found your blog a long time ago. :) I have 2 kids adopted from China, and found your blog through adoption links.