About Nana


Toby's First Blanket                                                     Toby's Latest Blanket

I (Nana) made my grandson Toby’s first weighted blanket (then to be the Nana’s Weighted Blankets prototype) over 10 years ago, we have since grown and changed many times to become what is Nana's Weighted Blankets today.

Toby was diagnosed with Autism at 5. He had trouble sleeping and staying asleep, his mother Sharon was desperate for help as the whole family was exhausted, especially Toby. Sharon did some research and asked in forums and heard of Weighted Blankets for helping children settle.

She tried to find someone in Australia who made them but the only ones she could find used popcorn, wheat, rice or sand, none of which was considered safe or suitable and not washable. She then found one in America that used poly pellets, and made enquiries but the cost of postage to Australia prohibitive

That was how Nana’s Weighted Blankets was born.

I made Toby’s first weighted blanket using poly pellets. That first night he slept soundly through the night, at first we thought it was a fluke it couldn't be that good, but it was. He now sleeps through the night every night and there are over 10,000 adults and children out there who can say the same thing.

Sharon told her occupational therapist about the blanket and she was thrilled and asked me to make some for some of her clients.

Nana's Weighted Blankets have been around since 2009, and is a huge success story.

We are providing blankets to people with special needs, adults and children who have restless sleep, therapists and nursing homes, childcare centres and also hospitals all over Australia we have even sent them to the UK and other places around the world.

Nana’s weighted Blankets are made locally by local people who are enthusiastic and happy to help by making our products to your special requirements. We are 100% owned and operated within Australia. All our blankets are assembled and posted from Maitland, NSW.

We want to spread the word to people suffering insomnia or other sleep related issues, help is out there and it is so simple no drugs or medication required, just the comforting hug of a Nana's Weighted Blanket.