The Blanket That Hugs You Back...Since 1998
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If you’re the parent of a child who has special needs, you likely have a lot on your plate. And amid all the non-stop appointments, exercises, and activity, your own needs may have gotten lost in the shuffle.
“Self-care is typically the first thing to go for parents of children with special needs,” says Christine Grounds, LCSW, a therapist in New York City who works with...
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Keith Zivalich, Inventor and creator of the Magic Weighted Blanket designed the very first weighted blanket in 1998 after his daughter rested her beanie baby on his shoulder during a road trip. The sensation was so calming and relaxing, he created a blanket that produced the same effect and began the trend of using Deep Pressure Therapy all over the body to relieve anxiety and insomnia. He is also the inventor of a new meditation chair called the Zero Gravity Zen Bag.
Having invented the weighted blanket over 21 years ago, we are amazed, and thrilled, at how they have grown in popularity over the past three years. Most of this growth is coming from weighted blankets that are made in China and come with some rather peculiar washing instructions.
According to multiple manufacturers, in order to wash their weighted blankets, you must first unzip the outer cover. Then you must untie the inner liner from the duvet. At this point, you can put the removable duvet in the washer (please see our earlier blog about the perils...
In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we are offering 15% off of your weighted blanket. Let's spread the word with awareness and love for all of our Autistic friends. With out the Autism community, weighted blankets would not have had the major attention it has today. You can use the code "awareness" at checkout for 15% off your magic weighted blanket.
When we first invented the weighted blanket in 1997, we wanted our family and friends to try it out to give us their honest opinion. (Read here the story behind the weighted blanket invention) The first...