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Weighted Blankets can be made with cotton or minky.
Size: When you decide on a size, please consider that the blanket should primarily cover the person's body and not cover too much of the bed. Have the person lay on their back and take a measuring tape side to side and up and down to figure out which size will work best. These are ONLY suggested sizing, everyone is different.
28x40 inches - approx 32-38" tall child (approx 3-4 yrs old)
34x45 inches - approx 38"-42" tall child (approx 4-5 yrs old)
40x58 inches - approx 42"-47" tall child (approx 5-8 years old) or a small adult.
50x70 inches - Most adults
Weight: A commonly suggested weight formula for the weight of the blanket is 10% of user's body weight, plus one pound. It would be beneficial to get more info from a doctor or OT. For example: a 40 pound child, would use a 5 pound blanket.Or a 150 pounds adult, would use a 16 pound blanket.
Important things to know: These are important questions to ask yourself when ordering.
- Has an OT or doctor given you a recommended size or weight of blanket?
- How many inches tall is your child?
- How many pounds does your child currently weigh?
- Is your child strong/average/below average in strength?
- Compared to BMI charts and percentiles, is your child above/average/below for height and weight?
Pellets and blanket construction:
Safe, non- toxic and hypo-allergenic poly pellets for weight.
The blanket is divided into equal size pockets that will contain equal amounts of pellets so that the weight of the blanket is evenly distributed. Each pocket has double stitching around them for extra durability. Binding is sewn on the edge for extra durability and stability to the blanket.
Washing and care: We recommend washing on a gentle cycle with cool water and hanging to dry. You do not want the pellets to get too hot, as they may melt. You can dry on very low heat in the dryer.
Fabric options: At this time, we are only offering our weighted blankets with the faux patchwork style fabrics, no blocks of fabric are sewn together, instead the block pattern is printed as one piece. We have access to thousands of beautiful prints, please specify your theme or colour choice and we will work with you to find the right fit. All blankets are double sided minky.
WARNING: Weighted blankets should NOT be used on infants or children/adults that do not have the strength or ability to remove the blanket from off their body.