Best Weighted Blankets for Kids
As a parent, it only makes sense that you want the best for your kids. You want them to eat well, study well and make good friends. But sometimes when it comes to sleep, you can feel like you have little control. A kid’s weighted blankets make a great solution for children finding it hard to sleep. Whether they are stressed, restless, anxious or have boundless energy, the power of deep touch in the weight evenly distributed across their body helps get them to relax – and most importantly, sleep.
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Benefits of a weighted blanket for kids
Weighted blankets aren’t just for adults. Kids too can experience the incredibly beneficial power of deep touch pressure stimulation against the body’s pressure points. It’s a great comforter that can be especially helpful when they need to ‘calm down,’ de-stress and get some extra rest.
How does it work?
A kids weighted blanket is filled with glass beads or other weights, evenly distributed through seaming across the blanket. This gives a firm but gentle weight to our body - similar to the reassuring squeeze we get when we experience a nice, warm bear hug. Just like how we sometimes feel warm, fuzzy and a profound sense of calm from a good hug, studies have shown that we may also get the same from getting all snug in a weighted blanket.
Weighted blankets for kids and adults have been a thing for a while now, giving a lot of research to support these benefits .
How to choose the best weighted blanket for your kid
Occupational therapists recommend getting a blanket that weighs about 10% of the weight of your child. This gives the best calming effect from their weighted blanket, while also remaining safe to use.
We recommend 5kg weighted blankets for those between 35kg - 55kg, 7kg weighted blankets for those between 55kg - 80kg, and 9kg weighted blankets for anyone who weighs 80kg and above.
For sensitive skin, allergies or hot sleepers, we also recommend opting for our bamboo fibre weighted blanket.
Why Woosah’s kids weighted blankets online?
- Made from either premium quality bamboo fibres or plush velvet.
- Zip-fastened covers (no issues with blanket untying)
- Weight squares are smaller than 10cm x 10cm. No beads mean evenly distributed pressure across the body.
- Eco-friendly fabric.
- Money-back guarantee.
All weighted blankets , no matter their size, can come with an additional blanket cover.
Woosah kids weighted blankets and duvet covers are machine-washable for easy care. Soft and cosy enough to hug, but firm enough to unlock the power of deep touch, they might just be your child’s next favourite comforter.
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