Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for children as a way to help them sleep better at night, reduce anxiety and provide many other benefits. Take a look below at our tips to help you choose the right weighted blanket for your child.
Top 5 tip to choose the right weighted blanket
- Choose the appropriate weight for the blanket
As a general rule, the weight of the blanket should be around 10% of your child’s body weight. For example, if your child weighs 50 pounds, a 5-pound weighted blanket would be appropriate.
- Consider the size of the weighted blanket
Make sure to choose a size that fits your child’s bed properly. A smaller blanket may be more comfortable for younger children, while older children may prefer a larger size.
- Look for high-quality materials
Choose a blanket made from high-quality, breathable materials like cotton or bamboo. This will ensure the blanket is comfortable and safe for your child.
- Check for extra features
Look for blankets that have removable covers so you can regularly wash your kids weighted blanket. Another key thing to look out for when choosing your weighted blanket is non-toxic fillings such as glass bead fillings, which we use in our weighted blankets at Happy Linen Company to create a consistent, therapeutic pressure across your child’s body.
- Consider the best design for your child
Choose a design that your child will love and feel comfortable using. Some blankets come in fun and colorful designs, while others may have a more themed design, such as animals and different characters. At Happy Linen Company, we have a vast range of weighted blanket designs available, including dinosaurs, mermaids, woodland creatures, and space.
Key takeaways for choosing the perfect kids weighted blanket
Choosing the right weighted blanket for your child can positively impact their sleep and promote a healthy sleeping environment.
Remember, weighted blankets are not suitable for all children and should be used under adult supervision. Be sure to monitor your child’s behaviour and adjust their use of the blanket as needed.
If you’re looking for creative and kid-friendly weighted blankets for your child, take a look at our Happy Linen Company Weighted Blankets here.