AutisticRabbit

Custom Weighted Blankets for Children and Adults

Champaign, Illinois · 434 Sales

AutisticRabbit

Custom Weighted Blankets for Children and Adults

Champaign, Illinois 434 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(143)

Announcement   I am currently not accepting orders but will open back up on July 8th.

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2018

I am currently not accepting orders but will open back up on July 8th.

Isaac Inskeep

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Isaac Inskeep

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(143)
L Sliwinski

L Sliwinski on Jun 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new weighted blanket. I went with a heavier weight than estimated and it’s perfect. I use it every night and I’ve slept about a million times better. The cover is great I’ve not had any trouble with the blanket sliding down. 10/10 would buy again.

Mindy

Mindy on Jun 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The blanket cover is perfect. Once again, Isaac was responsive to my questions and delivered this custom made item when promised. I definitely recommend the Autistic Rabbit to anyone seeking a weighted blanket and cover!

Robyn Lynn

Robyn Lynn on Jun 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

First I will say that Isaac is amazing and was so helpful with my questions. Ordered a blanket and was delivered on time as promised.Good quality and exactly what I ordered. I got this for my boyfriend who has anxiety and insomnia. He has been using this for a few days now and has not been getting up several times throughout the night and he feels relaxed when he is under the blanket. He wakes up in the morning refreshed with no anxious feelings. I wish I would have bought this sooner. Thank you Isaac!

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About

Affordable, Custom Made Weighted Blankets

About the Blankets:
HOW MUCH?
The base price is $90 for a 15lb adult sized blanket. Each extra pound is $2, and if you want lighter than 15 lbs, subtract $2. For example, a 17lb blanket is $94. A 13 lb blanket is $86. Shipping is an additional cost and is determined by the zip code of where the blanket is being sent. Shipping usually falls between $10 and $25.
The base price of a Child-Sized blanket (36"x54") is $50 for 5 lbs. Scroll down for a detailed pricing list.

WHAT?
These are handmade weighted blankets. The standard size is 40" x 72", but if you want a different size, just ask! I cannot make anything wider than 40", though, since that's how wide the fabric comes.

They are made from a very soft flannel (brushed cotton) fabric. It is 100% cotton and washed and dried before the blanket is made. I use unscented, hypoallergenic washing detergent. The filling is plastic poly pellets (the same type of material that's in beanie babies).

FOR WHOM?
These blankets are great for anyone with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, or anyone who likes Pressure Therapy!

Children should use smaller and lighter blankets than adults. Find the weight for a child's blanket by taking 10% of their body weight + 1 lb. A 70 lb child, for example, would use an 8 lb blanket. A blanket around 36" x 54" might be better suited for children. I can make any size or weight.

Adults sometimes prefer blankets heavier than the formula gives. (A 130 lb person might prefer a 17 lb blanket, for example.) If in doubt, go on the lighter side.

CAUTION: A person should never use a weighted blanket unless they are capable of removing it.


CAN I WASH IT?
These blankets are machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle in cold water, and dry on low heat. I advise washing it only when absolutely necessary, since washing weakens the fabric and can shorten the life of your blanket.

To protect your blanket, I recommend putting a fitted sheet over it, which will help keep it clean and provide a barrier against snagging or tearing from pet claws or bed frames. I can also make blanket covers specifically for your blanket, out of any fabric and with snaps along the bottom edge to secure the cover.

WHAT IF I WANT SOMETHING SPECIFIC?
If you have any special requests, please let me know and I'll be happy to work with you. I have made weighted scarves and weighted lap pads as well.

I CAN'T AFFORD THE PRICE BUT I WANT A BLANKET.
If you are in need of a blanket but can't afford it, please don't hesitate to contact me, as I still may be able to help you. I occasionally get donations I can use to put toward the making of blankets, and also work with a company that does giveaways for autistic people in need of blankets. I have also made a very detailed guide of how to make a weighted blanket if you already know how to sew.

Detailed Pricing List:
12 lbs = $84
13 lbs = $86
14 lbs = $88
15 lbs = $90
16 lbs = $92
17 lbs = $94
18 lbs = $96
19 lbs = $98
20 lbs = $100
21 lbs = $112
22 lbs = $114
23 lbs = $116
24 lbs = $118
25 lbs = $120


WHO ARE YOU?
I'm an autistic 20-something who loves making blankets. My goal is to make them as affordable as possible while still maintaining quality and durability. I was inspired when I wanted a weighted blanket for myself but couldn't afford the $200 most places ask for a full sized blanket. I figured out how to make them for myself, and now I've been making them for others.

Shop members

  • Isaac Inskeep

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I'm Isaac, a 20-something autistic person living in central Illinois.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you have any concerns, please contact me at once so we can work out a solution.
Payment
After you message me to request a blanket, we'll sort out the details and I'll ask for a shipping zip code so I can calculate shipping costs. Then I'll set up a custom order and Etsy will email you that it's ready to be purchased.
Shipping
I ship with Fedex, and can only ship to the continental US. Shipping usually ranges from $15-25, but possibly up to $35 for heavy blankets going to the west coast. Shipment time is 1-4 business days.

More information

Last updated on Jan 31, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Blankets can be machine washed, but I recommend hand washing when possible to reduce wear and tear. If need be, wash in a machine without an agitator on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat.