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EssexBoyII
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7048 posts since 5/6/07

26 Feb 2021 18:08
I bought a John Lewis one for the Mrs, she was chuffed with it. Think Mela is another brand doing them
Hello World
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12158 posts since 7/3/05

26 Feb 2021 19:21
Was tempted by Mela because why not? but wife bought a silent night double 6.8kg one for cheap as it was on a groupon offer, £30 ish.

Plenty heavy for normal use, put a decent cover on it.

End of the day it’s just a duvet with plastic or glass beads in it.
Rez
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8543 posts since 5/4/09

26 Feb 2021 21:43
Just buy it, all middle class women want one, there's no point arguing with it, it's innate like fukers wanting to spend £200 quid on orslows with no guarantee they'll fit.
Scottishmark
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766 posts since 25/1/11

26 Feb 2021 22:06
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Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

26 Feb 2021 23:26
What are the benefits of a weighted duvet? Sound like torture to me Eek
swede
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9501 posts since 21/3/09

27 Feb 2021 09:14
I’ve never tried one but a lot of people / nan kids seem to go on about how great they are… I always (genuinely) thought they were for calming down autistic kids/kids with other disorders. Would like to try one though
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

27 Feb 2021 16:48
swede wrote: I’ve never tried one but a lot of people / nan kids seem to go on about how great they are… I always (genuinely) thought they were for calming down autistic kids/kids with other disorders. Would like to try one though

Might calm you down abit Laughing out loud
ismvil
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1600 posts since 16/9/11

27 Feb 2021 17:00
Not going to lie a weighted duvet sounds super rapey
Brian Damage
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8024 posts since 21/10/03

27 Feb 2021 17:03
Supposed to be good for insomnia
morning mist
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3488 posts since 29/5/05

27 Feb 2021 17:06
ismvil wrote: Not going to lie a weighted duvet sounds super rapey

is that a prison shiv you have as an avatar?
EssexBoyII
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7048 posts since 5/6/07

27 Feb 2021 17:08
Supposed to be like getting a hug. Think Pentonville should get one. 200kg preferably
ismvil
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1600 posts since 16/9/11

27 Feb 2021 17:20
morning mist wrote:
ismvil wrote: Not going to lie a weighted duvet sounds super rapey

is that a prison shiv you have as an avatar?

Mughal dagger baby
generic_guy
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9841 posts since 16/9/02

27 Feb 2021 17:52
EssexBoyII wrote: Supposed to be like getting a hug. Think Pentonville should get one. 200kg preferably
Laughing out loud
Hello World
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12158 posts since 7/3/05

27 Feb 2021 18:39
Give one a try you might like it.
Jesus
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6058 posts since 7/10/08

posted 27 Feb 2021 20:27, edited 27 Feb 2021 20:27
swede wrote: I’ve never tried one but a lot of people / nan kids seem to go on about how great they are… I always (genuinely) thought they were for calming down autistic kids/kids with other disorders. Would like to try one though

generally are, I've got autistic kids, and they don't use the weighted blankets we bought them, buts its just one option, although 1 of them prefers the duvet on my bed as its some 15 tog monster as the mrs is cold during a heatwave

guess it depends why she wants one, my kids use these in bed, helps sleep no end

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sensory-Compression-Blanket-Sheet-Kids/dp/B07V4BC7TV/ref=asc_df_B07V4BC7TV/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode;=df0&hvadid;=375506029613&hvpos;=&hvnetw;=g&hvrand;=6749621839357700979&hvpone;=&hvptwo;=&hvqmt;=&hvdev;=c&hvdvcmdl;=&hvlocint;=&hvlocphy;=9046265&hvtargid;=pla-800068586617&psc;=1&tag;=&ref;=&adgrpid;=77213168152&hvpone;=&hvptwo;=&hvadid;=375506029613&hvpos;=&hvnetw;=g&hvrand;=6749621839357700979&hvqmt;=&hvdev;=c&hvdvcmdl;=&hvlocint;=&hvlocphy;=9046265&hvtargid;=pla-800068586617
swede
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9501 posts since 21/3/09

27 Feb 2021 23:22
I’m so intrigued by the science of it - why/how is something like that meant to feel comforting? Looks quite uncomfortable to me…. each to their own though obviously and if it helps your kids that’s great

I’m gonna have to buy one to try it aren’t I Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

posted 28 Feb 2021 06:55, edited 28 Feb 2021 06:55
I'm intrigued but I'm very rarely fully under the duvet, it's got to be fucking freezing! most of the time I'd say only 20% of me is under the fucker cant see there being any benefit to having my leg weighted down Laughing out loud

On a similar theme, I really want to try a Shakti mat but I can't bring myself to buy one knowing full well it will get used twice at the most, as anyone tried one?
padawan
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4427 posts since 27/6/03

28 Feb 2021 07:05
Wor lass Being a Child OT she uses them all the time at work. We have a few in the house….from the large knit ones to thermal jobbies - As someone who can’t sit still I find them Very relaxing - the weight does’ calm’ you down. I have one on my chair and use it on an evening rather than in bed.
morning mist
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3488 posts since 29/5/05

28 Feb 2021 10:31
swede wrote: I’m so intrigued by the science of it - why/how is something like that meant to feel comforting? Looks quite uncomfortable to me….
Seventyfour wrote: I really want to try a Shakti mat
swede wrote:
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

1 Mar 2021 18:52
Laughing out loud