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How to Keep a Blanket Hog from Stealing the Covers

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Do you find yourself freezing your butt off in the middle of the night because your partner always steals the covers? Me too. And even though I have a large king size comforter, as soon as my hubby rolls over on his side, he takes the blanket with him leaving me exposed to the harsh elements of our bedroom. No fair! And if you live with a blanket hog too, you know how frustrating this can be.

But there is hope out there for those of us who always end up losing our blanket in the middle of the night.

Allow me to introduce you to the Blanket Buddy and take back what’s rightfully yours – your freaking blanket!

Does your partner always steal your blanket in the middle of the night? This one invention will help you keep the peace! #blankethog #blanketbuddy

Are you tired of freezing your butt off in the middle of the night because your partner always steals the blanket? This one invention will help you deal with a blanket hog and still keep the peace. Click To Tweet

What is a Blanket Buddy?

This ingenious invention is actually a retractable suspender system that keeps your covers place no matter how much you or your partner tosses and turns.

The Blanket Buddy is a retractable suspender system that helps keep your blanket hog from stealing the covers.
The Blanket Buddy is a retractable suspender system that helps keep your blanket hog from stealing the covers.

So even if your dear, sweet blanket hog rolls over, the Blanket Buddy will retract the covers right back where they belong. On you!

Adjustable elastic straps keep the blanket in place. And they come with a lifetime guarantee.
Adjustable elastic straps keep the blanket in place. And they come with a lifetime guarantee.

It’s made of high-quality woven elastic in your choice of white or black and has clamps available in 5 colors which fasten your sheet and blanket together to keep them in place.

Choose from black or white elastic and clip color: Black, Malibu Pink, True Blue, Mocha, & Dove Gray.
Choose from black or white elastic and pick from the following clip colors: Black, Malibu Pink, True Blue, Mocha, & Dove Gray.

The clamps have plastic teeth which will not harm your bedding. And the straps are adjustable so they can fit on any standard size bed from a crib to a king size mattress.

Plastic clamps will not harm your bedding.
Plastic clamps will not harm your bedding.

But the Blanket Buddy does more than just keep your blankets in place. It helps keep the peace! Here’s why…

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Who you callin’ a Blanket Hog?!

Sleeping with a blanket hog is no fun

Unless your partner is literally grabbing and pulling the blanket off you while you sleep, you know that it’s probably not intentional. They just roll over and the blanket goes with them.

But when you are the one waking up freezing all the time, all bets are off.

Sleeping with a blanket hog can turn a peaceful nights rest into a tug of war!
Sleeping with a blanket hog can turn a peaceful nights rest into a battle!

What was supposed to be a peaceful night sleep just turned into a tug of war. Now it’s intentional!

If you sleep by yourself…

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with. You’ve had a hard day, and want nothing more than to sleep peacefully in your nice warm bed.

If the stresses of the day end up giving you nightmares, you may find yourself tossing and turning, kicking off the covers and sheets and leaving them bunched up in a pile or on the floor (like your dirty laundry in the corner).

Your kid is the Tasmanian Devil when he sleeps

I don’t know about you, but my kid performs Kung Fu in his sleep. He spins, twists, and kicks and ends up with the blankets half off in the middle of the night.

It gets old having to cover him up every night just to have him kick the covers off again.

My kid twists and turns like a tornado when he sleeps. Blanket Buddy keeps the covers on him like a champ!
My kid twists and turns like a tornado when he sleeps. Blanket Buddy keeps the covers on him like a champ!

It’s even more fun when we co-sleep! Not only does he kick the covers off, but he also kicks me and hubby. And the dog.

Can we just talk about the dog? 

Don’t get me wrong, I love my dog. And I don’t really mind him sleeping in bed with us.

But when he plants his fat butt down on the bed, there is no moving him. He is firmly in place with the covers under him and off of me.

Even my dog is a blanket hog!
Even my dog is a blanket hog!

And if you co-sleep with your pets, you know you don’t dare disturb them by grabbing the blankets or actually *gasp* shifting position.

Maybe, just maybe YOU are the blanket hog…

Shame! Shame! Shame!

But if you want to be a considerate partner, the Blanket Buddy is your answer.

And as an added bonus, Blanket Buddy allows you to make the bed with just a flick of the wrist. So now you have no excuse for not making the bed.

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How to Install the Blanket Buddy

  1. Place your blanket buddy on the top of the bed and use the adjuster to increase or decrease the size of the strap and leave about 3-4 inches to hang off of each side.
  2. Starting at least 4-6 inches from the foot of the bed, fully open the clip and place your top sheet (if you use one) and blanket inside the clip and fasten.
  3. Slip the elastic under your mattress and walk it to the other side of the bed and clamp the sheet and blanket on the other side.

Boom! You’re done.

Check out my demo below:

Extra tips:

  • If you have a footboard – you may need to physically lift the mattress slightly to ensure the elastic is securely underneath. Enlist the help of a friend if you have a heavy mattress.
  • If one side of your bed is against the wall – you may want to fold the blanket a bit before clipping in place. This helps keep the blanket centered on the bed.

Where can you find the Blanket Buddy?

This is a brand new product – made in America, just launched in November of 2017 but is expected to be sold at Bed, Bath, & Beyond stores in the very near future! It also comes with a lifetime guarantee.

However, you can get them now before they hit the big box stores on Amazon here!

And if you are planning on getting more than one, you can get extra pairs at a discount by purchasing the product directly from their website http://www.blanketbuddyworld.com


Do you sleep with a blanket hog? Could you use the Blanket Buddy on your bed? Which color would you pick? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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29 Comments

  1. Brian Hubby Brian Hubby

    You told me you were blaming the dog, didn’t mention you were tossing me under the bus.

  2. You’re lucky I didn’t complain about your snoring! LOL!

  3. This is so cool, I have been looking for something like this for my son since he still can’t cover himself and i have to tuck in a long blanket in his bed but still go back and keep on covering him up so I think this is my only solution.

  4. Amanda Maynard Amanda Maynard

    This is too funny! Never seen anything like this

  5. Amber Amber

    I should try this! My husband can steal all the blankets at times. Granted, sometimes I do the same 😉

  6. onceuponadollhouse onceuponadollhouse

    WOW! We’ve never heard of a blanket buddy before. Cool invention.

  7. Looks like a great invention. Right now we both have our own main blankets. Lol

  8. A blanket buddy is really a great idea. It really is so uncomfortable when your partner takes away your blanket and this buddy is going to fix the prob now. Great!

  9. I have seen these before! But i never thought of putting them on your kids beds to keep their covers on them. What an amazing idea!

  10. This is amazing! I might need to get one for my husband for the next holiday!

  11. Haha! This is great! It’s just what I need for Hubby and I not to steal the blankets away 🙂

  12. Hahah I love the pictures of the animals! This is actually a cool invention.
    Xo, Sondra
    Cuisineandtravel.com

  13. I need this product. My husband steals away my blanket whenever we share it. will check it out.

  14. Aishwarya Shenolikar Aishwarya Shenolikar

    I had seen many memes on the blanket hogging thing, and here you’ve got us a solution! This seems perfect! 🙂

  15. Ha ha! This is too funny. I do have a blanket hog as a bedmate. I might consider this invention.

  16. This great invention seems like such a useful tool! Not only does it keep the covers in place but you will not have to work do you sleep to make the bed the next day 👍🏼 💕Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 🦋

  17. Angela Milnes Angela Milnes

    My husband and I keep two blankets on the bed. That way, if one is stolen, there’s a second one to be used without fuss, ha!

  18. scrapbookadventures365 scrapbookadventures365

    Haha great post – made me laugh! Some great tips!

  19. momheathersaolcom momheathersaolcom

    This is so very cool! I will have to admit though, I am probably way more of the blanket hog than my husband. And then I hate when I roll over and the blankets come off the edge of the bed behind so this is actually an ingenious idea!

  20. Oh wow what an inventive little invention. I have friends who get frustratd when their spouses hog the blankets. They’re going to love this.

  21. Haha, the straps are so cool! Very helpful though, nobody will hog the blanket ever again–everyone will be warm. This was a great post, thanks for sharing.

  22. This is really super neat. I had to be honest, I am the blanket hog in my house. There is nothing worse than waking up cold. I love this idea.

  23. Ruth I. Ruth I.

    I’ve seen about this product and I thought it was funny at first. I didn’t know it was rally a problem and I think this is a cool solution. Well, I am alone and I do not have this problem.

  24. Maybe, I’ll get this for my sweetheart. No, he isn’t the blanket hog – I am! After I’m done putting my cold feet and behind on him I jack all the covers. LOL

  25. This is such a great product. I definitely need one. Thanks for sharing.

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