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The love of blankets

Over the years, I have discovered that Emily’s love for blankets of all sizes is a common trait for many individuals with Cri du Chat syndrome. 

Why?  I don’t know!

Blankets are cuddly, warm, soft, comfy… 

What’s not to love?

Emily got a new blanket for Easter and decided to add it to her bed time routine…  

Here’s how it goes 

1. Olaf (the new blanket)  
2. The horse blanket (was #1 for months but Olaf took the spot rather quickly)  
3. Bed sheet   
4. Duvet  
5. Toronto Maple Leaf   
6. Justin Bieber  (that poor guy used to be #1 😉) 
7. The princess  
Can you see the little hand?  

Yes, she’s under 7 blankets and by morning, she will still be in there!  

I don’t know how she can stand it but that’s how she sleeps!


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13 thoughts on “The love of blankets

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. My son loves blankets too! He always sleeps with several (and a sleeping bag). The softer the better. When he was about six I made him a weighted blanket (he has sensory processing disorder and a few other things) that he also loves.

    • I believe Emily has sensory processing issues but we don’t have a diagnosis on that and we’ve found ways to manage her overwhelming feelings in many situations and we do our best to avoid the ones she can’t handle. It’s a journey! I went back and look at some more posts on your blog, I’ll keep visiting 😊.

      • I don’t know if you’re familiar with Raising A Sensory Smart Child, by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske, but it’s been my sensory bible since my son was 2. What I love about it, is that it not only describes what’s going on, but is loaded with tips and strategies for coping. I don’t know if it would be helpful for you or not, as you have probably already figured out what works and what doesn’t.

      • Thank you. I will check it out. I like to believe I’ve figured it out but there’s always room for learning. I’ve also developed a new sense, I call it, what’s going to set Emily off sense! I’m getting good at it!

  2. I’m a huge blanket fan too..
    However I’m wondering if she gets really cold at night and that’s why she likes so many blankets together!

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