Nonah & Bean, LLC

Lindenhurst, Illinois | 84 Sales


Nonah & Bean, LLC

Lindenhurst, Illinois 84 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (25)
Carrie Newsom

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Carrie Newsom

Announcement    Let's put some good out in the world! After every 10th blanket that I sell, I will donate one weighted item (shoulder wrap, lap pad, or blanket) to an organization, school, or family who needs one! By helping your family, you will be helping others too!


Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Let's put some good out in the world! After every 10th blanket that I sell, I will donate one weighted item (shoulder wrap, lap pad, or blanket) to an organization, school, or family who needs one! By helping your family, you will be helping others too!


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My mission is to spread comfort and hope to as many people as I can!

The name of my shop comes from our twin boys. Our adventure began when Jonah and Ben were born 11 weeks premature. They were "micro preemies"- just over 2lbs each. It was a harrowing, terrifying time for my husband and me, as our lives were forever entwined with these fragile little babies.

When Jonah and Ben were toddlers, they were quite the talkers. They had other delays, and many therapies, but speech has always been a strong point for them. They would toddle around the house, calling to each other. Ben would call Jonah, "Nonah" and Jonah would call Ben, "Bean." That is one of my most favorite memories of my little boys. Every time I think of "Nonah and Bean," my heart swells with love for these brave, resilient little boys who have faced so many struggles head on with grace and fierce courage.

Now we have four beautiful, perfect children. They happen to all have special needs. Several years ago, I found out about the benefits of weighted blankets. I discovered that the gentle weight in these blankets and lap pads is like a hug for your nervous system! The deep pressure relaxes your brain and body so that you can be calm and comfortable. I couldn't wait to get my hands on what sounded like an amazing fix for my kids' sleep issues, ADHD, mood disorders, SPD and Tourette Syndrome, among other things...

I looked for where to buy one of these miracle blankets, and was so disappointed with the choices. All of them were boring and expensive. I had set out wanting to wrap my darlings in cheer and comfort! And all I could find were solid colored blankets that were very pricey. AND they didn't have any fluff inside for extra coziness. So we settled and bought a drab blue blanket.

That blanket has done its job over the years. It truly has been a miracle! But at some point my kiddos decided they did not want to share this single weighted blanket. I looked for where to buy some more, but again, wasn't happy with the choices that were out there. So I decided to pull out my sewing machine and make a blanket myself. I made one for my little girl, and she sleeps with it every night. She says it feels like a hug, all night long. Then I made the kids each a weighted lap pad. I couldn't believe the difference in the car, while doing homework, while trying to get the kids to actually sit and eat dinner! Even when my kids would cry about an owie, if I offered a weighted blanket or lap pad as part of my Mommy Comfort Routine, the kids recovered more quickly from their tears!

Soon friends and family found out I had made these weighted things for our family, and began to ask if I could make their kiddos a blanket or lap pad. It was so much fun being able to help other families to find a little more peace, a little more comfort, a little less struggle.

I decided to open my shop so I can reach an even broader range of families looking for solutions for their kids. I want to help as many people as I can. This simple little idea of some weight in a blanket is such a profound gift to so many people. It has been found to help those who have Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Dementia, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Restless Leg Syndrome, and on and on! I want families to know there is hope: hope for a good night's sleep, hope for peace, hope for more focus while your child does homework. I want everyone to know they can find comfort: comfort from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, twitchy legs at night. This amazing little tool is packed with comfort and hope.

You can select one of the fabric options, then decide which size and weight you would like. Pricing depends on these variables. Lap pads are $40, weighted blankets start at $70. If you'd like to place a custom order, there is a $10 fee for lap pads and a $20 fee for blankets.

I want to give the gift of a gentle hug to all those kids (and grown ups!) out there who need a little extra support. I want to be able to wrap them all in blankets that bring a smile to their faces and peace to their hearts. Blankets that are soft, colorful, funky, and unique. I am grateful for all the families my blankets have touched so far, and I can't wait to spread the joy even further with my one-of-a-kind blankets!

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Shop members

  • Carrie Newsom

    Owner, Creator

    I'm a mom to four awesome kids, and two energetic puppies. I love creating things, especially when they help people! My mission is to spread hope and comfort with my weighted products- hope of a great night's rest, and relief from pain and anxiety.

  • Connie Sletto


    Connie is my mom, and an amazing seamstress! She taught me everything I know. She's also an editor, "Nana" to six, knitter extraordinaire, and all-around awesome human. I'm blessed to have her as back-up when I need an extra sewing hand.

Production partners

  • Connie Sletto

    Lindenhurst, IL

    Connie helps to sew the shoulder wraps.

  • Karen Cowperthwait

    Lake Villa, IL

    Intuitive Life Coach, Author of Heart Healing Meditation

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2017
Thank you for shopping! My goal is to enable everyone to have tools to provide a sense of calm and relief in a world that can often be overwhelming.

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.
Returns and exchange details
Since my products are custom ordered and handmade, I do not accept returns or exchanges. Having said that, your happiness with the product is my number one priority! Please let me know if you would like additional photos of fabric, or if you have specific questions about an item. Please notify me immediately if there are any problems with your order so I can work to resolve the problem.
Nonah & Bean accepts all major credit cards and Pay Pal. Cancellations are accepted within 24 hours of order being placed. If your financial status is such that it is difficult to pay all at once, please send me a note and I will try to work out a payment plan with you. I don't want financial burden to get in the way of giving your loved one the weighted blanket that they need.
Shipping weighted products can be pricey. Please know I will always strive to send your product in the smallest package possible. If you overpay for shipping, I will always refund you the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
Handle with care! Weighted blankets and lap pads are handmade and the seller is not responsible for misuse of these items. If you do not see a particular fabric you would like, let me know and we can make a custom order together!

More information

Last updated on Dec 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you don't see what you want, message me! Usually we can work together to put the perfect order together.

Care instructions

Blankets and lap pads filled with poly pellets are machine washable and can be dried in the dryer! For heavier blankets, you may need to use a heavy duty machine.

Sizing details

"How big should my blanket be?" The blankets should fit from chin to over the feet. We want the weight on the body and not wasted on the bed. The formula I use for weight is 10% of body weight + 1 lb. This formula is just a starting point- weight can vary from this formula based on personal preference- some like it heavier, some lighter. We want to make sure the recipient is capable of lifting the blanket themselves, so they don't feel trapped under the weight.