My almost 4-year-old recently started waking up in the middle of the night for seemingly no good reason, and it was starting to take a toll on both of our moods.
I never knew when it would happen—sometimes midnight, sometimes 4 am—but every night I would hear the tell-tale scream for me to come lay beside him, or my door being knocked wide open (seemingly by a 400-pound gorilla) as he stomped in and burrowed himself deep under my covers, promptly falling back asleep while I tossed and turned for the rest of the night.
We needed a solution. And fast.
Enter: the weighted blanket. I recently started sleeping with one and it made such a difference. I hoped it would work on my son, too. And oh, it did.
The first night he slept with it we put him to bed at his normal 7 pm bedtime, and he didn't wake up until 7:30 the next morning. (YASSSS.) The "hug" of the weight helped him sleep soundly, plus it had the added benefit of not being able to be easily kicked off. My son moves all over when he sleeps, and he often wakes up with no covers shivering. Win. Win. Win.
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