I need a new blanket

Centralia, Missouri
May 1, 2016 9:51am CST
Well, I don't need exactly, but I want a new blanket. I need something that has more weight than a sheet does, but less than a winter heavy blanket. I can't sleep well without something with a little weight, but what I have is way to hot! It doesn't help that the dogs feel as though they must pile on me, and at least one will dig at the covers if you don't let him under them. I wake up and finding him scrabbling at them, like he is trying to dig to China, the spoiled little monster. Any suggestions? Surely someone out there has discovered the ultimate in summer bedding materials.
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@Hate2Iron (7699)
• Canada
1 May 16
My brother bought me a light cotton bedspread that was quilted and is perfect for summer. That's all I ever use!!
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
light quilted cotton, I shall have to do some looking!
@Hate2Iron (7699)
• Canada
1 May 16
@Jessicalynnt This was a few years ago, and I have no idea where he got it?? It was a Christmas present.
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@jndlponti (2413)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I do not exactly know the blanket kind my kids we're using we are in a tropical country and during the night we turn on the air con for us to sleep well. The blanket they are using we're more like of that of the flanell cloth but a bit thicker but still smooth. Not too heavy and breathable.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
that's the kind of thing I am looking for, we have to run the air too.
@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
1 May 16
I have just gone through the same.... I took my duvet off a month or so ago... and put a lightweight fleece blanket on ... which was perfect... it was nice and light... but gave me a lovely warm snug feeling... the last three nights ... I have even kicked that aside during the night.....
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
I can't do fleece in the summer, it's too hot for me sadly
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
1 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I thought you meant for now.... sorry.... pretty soon I shall just have a sheet over me...but then when july gets here ... I often push that off too because it's so humid....
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• Centralia, Missouri
2 May 16
@sueznewz2 yeah, I will prob just grab a sheet, but I am afraid I will just wake up cold then
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@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 16
My mother used to have flannel blankets. They're lightweight, definitely not heavy and sounds like just what you're looking for. The trick is do they still have them. I haven't looked for blankets lately, but I don't recall seeing them since I left home at the tender age of 18. Next time I go to Wal-Mart I'll take a look to see if they have them.
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@marlina (72531)
• Canada
1 May 16
Do you mean flannel sheets?
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@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 16
@marlina No. My mother had thin flannel blankets when we were growing up.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
1 May 16
I always use a duvet, the tog value depending on the season.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
had a duvet in a hotel once, it was lovely, I fear though the puppy would scent the feathers and try to eat his way to them
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
1 May 16
@Jessicalynnt A duvet is a very useful item and makes a vast difference to a bed.
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@ricki_911 (19241)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 May 16
I get a lot from Walmart that are pretty decent.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
I will have to go recheck there, gotta be something that might work better
@ricki_911 (19241)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I find it is hit and miss but I always check. I got some good ones on clearance.
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@marlina (72531)
• Canada
1 May 16
Sorry, no suggestions, I wish I could find the perfect summer blanket too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
maybe something on here will work for you too! that or I am going and getting huge beach towels to use
@Skrysekh (88)
1 May 16
Let him in , don't be selfish.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
he wins, everytime, lol
@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
1 May 16
Try a nice soft fleece blanket?
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
fleece ends up being way too warm, am in texas!
@LadyDuck (151611)
• Switzerland
1 May 16
I use a duvet for our bed, I have a warm and heavy winter duvet and a light summer duvet. I do not like to sleep with only the sheet.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
they come with anything but feathers? I fear the puppy would eat his way to real ones
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@LadyDuck (151611)
• Switzerland
2 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I do not have duvets with feathers because I am allergic to feathers.
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• Centralia, Missouri
2 May 16
@LadyDuck is there another option to feathers?
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
1 May 16
Always nice to have another blanket on the bed. I have quilts and one I had to take off the bed as it made me to hot but lately it has been back on the bed.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
I do kinda fluctuate can be hot, wake up cold, wake up hot, etc. so it's deff nice to have blankets with in reach
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
1 May 16
@Jessicalynnt Hope you can find something you like.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25365)
• United States
10 May 16
I hope that you find the perfect blanket.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
I tried a different one I found buried in the closet I cleaned out, better but still not quite right
@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
4 May 16
find all the old T-Shirts in your cupboards and if you can, sew them together, double strength and make him a blanket.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 May 16
a teeshirt blanket, that actually sounds kinda nice
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@maezee (31945)
• United States
1 May 16
I'm not sure....Maybe like a light weight quilt is what you need? I personally pile on the heavy comforters all year long. Not sure why. Lol.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
low circulation maybe?
@Corbin5 (102649)
• United States
1 May 16
A lightweight cotton blanket is what I use in the summer. I also like a lightweight inexpensive fleece blanket too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
I shall have to deff look for something in cotton!
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
2 May 16
I don't think I even want to see a blanket. The weather is too hot right now...
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@Hannihar (32648)
7 Nov
I hope you find what you are looking for. The dogs want to snuggle up to you or be warm under the covers too.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
2 May 16
For the moment l dont need blankets even in the winter, the hot flashes make it too uncomfortable so i just have a light bed sheet,and on the few occasions l feel hot, i just take a heavier blanket which is rare.
@JolietJake (50934)
• United States
2 May 16
I've got two different 'weights' of blankets, one for winter, one for spring/fall, summers I just use a sheet
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
2 May 16
Can you knit or crochet? I've made bedspreads in everything from very fine yard to very bulky and heavy yarn and the weight really does depend on the yarn I use. But those things last forever! I have one that I made about 30 years ago and it's still getting the job done and looks great! And I made it in pieces so I didn't have to sit with something heavy on me, especially in summer! :)