I originally wanted to use this as a lap blanket when I am sitting in my wheelchair because I have restless leg syndrome, but I found it to be a little too small to cover my legs. It does however work wonderful as a lap pad, and is still comfortable and has a calming effect, as weird as that seems. Obviously it’s much lighter than the bedtime blanket, but it doesn’t weigh me down while I’m in the wheelchair and it offers the right amount of pressure to still be comfortable. I like the loops on each of the edges because it allows me to attach straps to it and to my wheelchair or even behind my waist so it doesn’t slip onto the ground easily. I just wish that they would come in a few different weights as I would absolutely love one just a little bit heavier. That being said it’s my new favourite wheelchair gadget!