I have no connection to the product, nor do I know the details of the testing.
I’m a writer and am not one of the parents.
But if the tests had shown I had a disorder that affected my ability to hold babies, I would have given up, not given up on my own.
It’s not just about the blanket itself.
In the UK, where a new diagnostic test has been launched, there are concerns that the new test may confuse parents.
In a survey, more than half of parents say they would be less likely to buy a blanket if they knew the test results.
This is despite the fact that the tests are based on an accurate measure of how babies’ bodies react to stress.
The test has not yet been approved by the NHS.
Some parents are sceptical that it can accurately assess their child’s symptoms.
Others are concerned that the test will confuse them, or that it could make their children feel more vulnerable to symptoms of personality disorder, which can cause more anxiety.
This new test will only help if it is accurate, says Laura, a 29-year-old from Sheffield, who wanted to share her experience with others.
I can’t be the only parent out there who feels like I’m on a mission to find a cure for personality disorder.
But it’s definitely something I would want to know.
My daughter has a disorder called personality disorder and we are desperate to find an answer.
I am very lucky in that I have two amazing doctors who really care about me.
I get lots of support from them, I feel really supported.
Laura is not the only person who feels overwhelmed by the new tests.
In November, another mother of two told the BBC that the blanket is a big disappointment.
I know there is a stigma attached to it, but it’s really not.
The tests have only been available in the UK for two years, but the NHS says they are “a useful tool for parents to understand how they are raising their child”.
The new tests are being rolled out across the country, and it’s hoped that by the time these tests come into use, more parents will be taking part.
Laura and her husband, Steve, who have two children aged six and nine, said they felt the blanket was “too little, too late” to help their children.
I think it’s going to be a huge step in the right direction.
I feel like it will help us to see things from the other side, to see that our children are healthy, they’re doing well, and they’re not going to have the type of life we are.
I would be surprised if it wasn’t the case that parents are not taking part because it’s not something they have thought of, says Steve.
But they will be part of a new, more reliable, test, and Laura is hopeful that this will lead to more research into the causes of personality disorders.
“There are people with personality disorders who do not want their children to feel like they’re on a quest to find one or the other,” she says.
“So it’s exciting to see this kind of test being rolled back in time, because there are more and more parents that are coming forward.”