Weighted blankets have traditionally been used as a means to help children and adults achieve a restful nights' sleep.
Weighted blankets are like warm hugs; filled with soft micro glass beads they provide opportunity for deep pressure calming input. The weight of the blanket serves as a deep touch therapy, stimulating deep touch receptors all over your body that promote a more grounded and safe feeling to the individual.
When used correctly a weighted blanket can be a powerful addition to anyone’s sensory tool box.
The weighted blanket is so versatile, not only for sleeping, the 3kg blanket can be rolled up and placed on shoulders (shoulder collar), folded up and placed on their lap during play using it as a Lap Blanket or using it like a shawl to use the weight across the back of the body.
For sleeping, lay the weighted blanket over the bed to achieve a good night, for both going to sleep and staying asleep. The blanket conforms to the body shape smoothly for a gentle weighted feeling. During the seasons of the year you can easily adapt the weighted blanket to suit the needs of the user.
Weighted blankets might be of benefit if one or more of the following is happening for an individual:
• Difficulties calming to fall asleep
• Restless moving, kicking, pushing up against you or the walls during sleeping
• Enjoys to stack all their toys, books, even chairs onto their bed and crawl under it to have the ‘weighted’ feeling while they rest
• Enjoys lots of rough and tumble play, pushing and pulling, and loves tight hugs
Each blanket comes in a carry case which is suitable for travelling and storing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size are the blankets ?
All blankets are the same size 152cm x 203cm.
What weight of blanket should I purchase?
The weighted blanket comes in 3 different weight sizes, 3kg, 5kg and 7kg. The weight is evenly spread over the whole of the blanket so only part of the blanket weight is actually on the user when sleeping.
e.g. A 5kg blanket is suitable for the average 7-year-old who is 127cm tall and weighs 25kg. As the weight is evenly spread over the blanket (which is 203cm long) only half of the blanket weight is on the child which would be 2.5kg (10% of the child’s weight). The advantage or these blankets is as the child grows there is extra weight and the blanket maintains the 10% ratio up to teenage years.
Below is a guide to help determine which size is suitable:
3kg – is suitable for a small child up to 6 years. This blanket may also be folded and used as a shoulder weight, lap blanket and shawl wrap.
5kg – 6-12 years old.
7kg – Suitable for teenager up to and including adults.
Can the blanket be washed?
Yes the blanket can be machine washed on a gentle cycle and air dried. The blanket can not be dry cleaned, ironed or put into a dryer.
Will it be too hot in summer?
Our Weighted Blankets are made from a breathable 100% bamboo viscose (300 thread count), so it won't get too hot. As bamboo is thermo-regulating, it can be used all year round and is also suitable for hot sleepers.
Does the blanket come with a warranty?
The weighted blanket has a 3-month warranty against manufacturing defects.
What if my blanket isn’t suitable?
Sensory Tools offers a 30 day (from date of purchase) money back guarantee, if you find the blanket to be unsuitable within this period, contact us ([email protected] ) to arrange for the return and refund. The money back guarantee only applies to the blanket and does not include shipping costs.
Note: These warranties do not exclude your rights under ACCC Consumer Guarantees.
Note: Due to the blanket being hand made, slight variations of the stated weight may occur - this has negligible effect on the user as the slight variation is spread over the whole blanket.
Here is what our customers are saying
"The only thing that relieves pain in my legs is weight, this is amazing"
"Fantastic quality my son has never slept so well-love it!'
"Loved it , thanks so much very happy ,love the secure feeling while in bed"
'A great, affordable option. Thank you my son loves his cuddle blanket"
'Really helped with Restless legs"
*Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Certificate 314815