Why Weighted Blanket company founder started selling weighted blankets

Mosaic Weighted Blankets®, LLC

Laura LeMond is the Co-founder of Mosaic Weighted Blankets®. Laura is a native Austinite, and a graduate of The University of Texas.  She works as a professional consultant and is the proud mother of two boys.

Laura has SPD  (sensory processing disorder) and ADD/ADHD – but in 1970 when no one knew what this was…. 

Laura was born premature and has had sensory integration related issues since birth. After years of trying to indentify solutions to calm her system, she started to discuss with her girlfriends ways to help herself and others in similar circumstances. That is when Mosaic Weighted Blankets® was formed in Austin, Texas.

As Laura says:  “I am a fraternal twin and was born 8 weeks early, weighing only 4 lbs. My mother would put me to sleep in the crib with my twin for months after we were born, and we would nestle up together before we could go to sleep. This is also called ‘back in the womb’ sensation, much like the same calming effect you get from a hug or the pressure from a weighted blanket.

“After I had my first child, I had small sandbags made to put into a pillowcase that I put on my feet to make me relax and fall asleep. Eventually these were incorporated into a blanket that would provide the same amount of weight all over, and we found a weight solution in the poly pellets. Mosaic Weighted Blankets got started because people kept asking me to get them a blanket like the one I had created.

“I have a lot of empathy for what my customers go through. I was the original 1960s SPD kid with ADD tendencies. I had to wear 100% cotton clothes and in the 1960s and 1970s, when polyester was what everyone wore. I was a picky eater, very musical, loud noises still freak me out, I have strong likes and dislikes… my mom had to address all of those issues. In school, I had a messy desk and terrible handwriting, but in many ways excelled and enjoyed academics. I was super focused then, and now on any subject or genre that I find interesting, to the exclusion of other things. If SPD and ADD terminology was used then to describe kids, I would have been a classic case.”

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® provide a way to help calm down and truly relax at any time of the day or night.  They are a healthy and calming solution for so many disorders.  That is the true miracle of this product.  “I am so glad we can help so many people by offering the experience of a weighted blanket.  Once you have one, you will see how much you will naturally gravitate to it, and how good it makes you feel. It really does calm the mind, body and spirit.”

We hope you love our product and welcome your feedback!

Laura is 5 feet tall and weighs 125 lbs. To order the size blanket that she uses click here.

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