Best weighted blankets for kids​

Young child reading a book in his weighted blanket

Weighted blankets have become a popular addition to family households, especially for kids. When it comes to choosing a weighted blanket for your child, there are many options to choose from and in this guide, we’ll help you find the perfect one.

What is a weighted blanket?

As the name suggests, weighted blankets are blankets filled with a material to provide a safe weight to the blanket, enabling the user to experience a range of calming and relaxing benefits leading to better quality sleep.

At Happy Linen Company, we create our weighted blankets with high-quality non-toxic glass beads, ensuring your child receives a safe experience and all of the great benefits from using the blanket, including reducing stress and promoting a sense of feeling calm.

How do weighted blankets work?

Weighted blankets mimic a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation. Which can be known as hugging, squeezing or holding a person to relax the nervous system.

This sensation can help alleviate pain and anxiety, whilst encouraging the brain to release ‘serotonin’ also known as the happy brain chemical which helps boost your mood and to feel calm.

Due to the calming effects of weighted blankets, they are said to reduce levels of cortisol in the body, (the stress hormone) and help improve sleep quality.

Create your own personalised weighted blanket bundle today

If you’re looking to purchase a weighted blanket for your child, build your own weighted blanket bundle here.

How heavy should a weighted blanket be for my child?

Weighted blankets come in different sizes to tailor to different age groups. It’s important to remember when you’re shopping around for a weighted blanket for your child that you choose the appropriate weight.

At Happy Linen Company, we recommend choosing a weighted blanket that is approximately 10% of your child’s bodyweight. We have 3 options available when you build your own Happy Linen weighted blanket.

Weighted blanket size options

What are the benefits of weighted blankets?

Weighted blankets come with an array of benefits for both children using the blanket and their parents.

The most popular benefit is their ability to provide deep pressure therapy for the user, encouraging them to feel calm and reduce anxiety amongst other conditions including ADHD and sleep disorders.

Weighted blankets can provide a sense of security for children by helping them to feel cuddled and cosy; they can enable children to fall asleep quicker.

Weighted blankets are suitable for most people and can provide a great sensory experience for each user. We would advise checking the weight of the blanket is safe for the user before using it.

Find the best weighted blanket for your kids

Now you have all the information you need to find the best weighted blanket for your child, it’s time to purchase it. Build your very own weighted blanket with Happy Linen here.

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