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Should I Buy My Child a Weighted Blanket?

Adults are not the only ones who can suffer from anxiety and sleep disorders. Children can face the same issues, too. That is why many parents are now considering getting a weighted blanket for their kids.

Over the years, weighted blankets have been a part of the therapeutic program of children suffering from sensory over-responsivity. Only recently were weighted blankets rediscovered by the masses. Most experiences show that a weighted blanket has a calming effect on children as well as adults.

What Are the Benefits of a Weighted Blanket for Children?

For young children, blankets have always been a source of security. A weighted blanket can have an almost magic effect on your child sleep patterns. The added weight of the blanket creates a deep, gentle pressure on the body. This will help your child calm down and relax. As a result, your kid will fall asleep faster. 

Sleeping under a weighted blanket feels like a hug. That is exactly what a child needs to calm down and feel reassured. It will prepare their body and mind for sleep. The added pressure will also help ground their body on the bed. As a result, your kid will not toss and turn as much during the night. The weighted blanket can also be used during the day to help your child calm down at any time.

How To Choose a Weighted Blanket for Your Child?

In general, kids above three years can benefit significantly from a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets are not recommended for children below the age of three. Even the lightest weighted blanket will be too heavy for them. To start using a weighted blanket, the children must be able to remove it easily by themselves.

Before buying a weighted blanket, you need to make sure it is the right weight and size. For safety reasons, the weighted blanket should only cover the body of the child, not the head. If your child gets too hot under the blanket, choose one with breathable fabrics, such as cotton.

How Can Children Use a Weighted Blanket?

Try to introduce the weighted blanket to your child slowly. First, cover the child feet and legs, then pull the weighted blanket up gradually. Make sure they can move quickly under the weighted blanket. You can also warp the weighted blanket around your child, while studying, reading or doing homework. It will help your kid focus more.

At Calming Blankets, all our weighted blankets are made with unique, non-toxic glass beads. That is why they are thinner and more evenly distributed. For your child comfort, we use durable, soft, breathable fabrics. All our weighted blanket outer covers are completely machine washable. We do not recommend our weighted blankets for infants or children under three years.

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