Are Weighted Blankets Safe For Kids? Everything You Need To Know

Are Weighted Blankets Safe For Kids? Everything You Need To Know



When it comes to our little ones, safety is always our top priority. That's why we want to guide you in selecting the ideal weighted blanket weight for your child. Introducing , our specially designed weighted blanket for kids aged three years and older, ensuring their comfort and well-being.

As you embark on this journey to find the perfect weighted blanket for your child, remember to prioritize their safety and well-being. The 100% Organic Cotton weighted blanket for kids offers both the comforting sensation they crave and the assurance of a thoughtfully designed product.

With safety as our guiding principle, we invite you to discover the wonders of our Nappling weighted blanket, where security, comfort, and a good night's sleep come together seamlessly.


What are weighted blankets?

Our Weighted blankets for kids are made from 100% Organic Cotton designed to provide a deep pressure touch sensation and promote a sense of comfort and calmness. These blankets are filled with small, evenly distributed weights, such as glass beads (Safe, noiseless, shatterproof, hypo-allergenic and does not trap heat) making them heavier than regular blankets. The gentle pressure exerted by the weighted blanket can have a soothing effect on children, helping to reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and provide a sense of security.

Weighted blankets for kids are available in various sizes, weights, and designs to cater to the specific needs and preferences of children. They are often crafted with soft and hypoallergenic materials to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. These blankets can be used during sleep, rest times, or even for relaxation activities to help children feel grounded and at ease.

It's important to note that when choosing a weighted blanket for kids, it is recommended to select an appropriate weight based on the child's body weight. By incorporating a weighted blanket into a child's routine, parents and caregivers can provide them with a cozy and calming environment that promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation.

Are weighted blankets safe for kids?

Weighted blankets can be safe for kids when used properly and under appropriate guidance. However, it's important to ensure that the child meets the recommended age and weight guidelines and that the blanket is used in a supervised manner.

Scientific research has indicated the potential benefits of weighted blankets for children. A study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders in 2015 found that children with autism spectrum disorder who used weighted blankets experienced improved sleep quality and reduced night-time movement. Another study published in the journal Pediatrics in 2014 suggested that weighted blankets may help reduce anxiety in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other sensory processing disorders.

When using weighted blankets for kids, it's crucial to consider their age, weight, and individual needs. The blanket's weight should typically be around 10% of the child's body weight, but this can vary depending on the child's comfort level. 

Additionally, supervision is essential to ensure the child's safety. The child should be able to independently remove the blanket and should not feel restricted or uncomfortable while using it. Parents and caregivers should regularly check for any signs of discomfort, overheating, or difficulty breathing.

It's worth noting that some children may have certain medical conditions or sensory sensitivities that may make weighted blankets less suitable for them. By following appropriate guidelines weighted blankets can provide a safe and beneficial tool to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality in children. As with any intervention, it's important to prioritize the well-being and safety of the child and consider their individual needs. 


Things to consider before buying a weighted blanket

When it comes to investing in a weighted blanket, making informed decisions ensures a blissful and tailored experience. Consider the following factors before purchasing your perfect weighted blanket, allowing yourself to be truly impressed by its benefits:


  1. Weight Selection: The weight of the blanket should typically be around 10% of your body weight. This provides the right amount of pressure for deep touch stimulation without feeling too heavy or uncomfortable. Choosing the appropriate weight ensures a calming and therapeutic experience.
  2. Size Matters: Consider the size of the blanket to ensure it covers your body adequately. It should be large enough to provide full-body coverage without being too overwhelming or restrictive. Finding the right size allows for freedom of movement and maximum comfort.
  3. Material Quality: Look for high-quality materials that are soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic. Opt for fabrics that are comfortable against the skin and promote airflow to prevent overheating during use. The choice of material contributes to the overall comfort and durability of the blanket.
  4. Construction and Distribution: Pay attention to how the weight is distributed within the blanket. Look for blankets with evenly distributed pockets or grids to ensure the weight is spread uniformly across your body. This ensures consistent pressure and a more effective calming effect.
  5. Cleaning and Maintenance: Consider the ease of cleaning and maintenance. Look for blankets that are machine washable or have removable covers for convenient cleaning. Proper maintenance helps prolong the lifespan of the blanket and keeps it fresh and hygienic.
  6. Individual Needs and Preferences: Consider any specific needs or preferences you may have. Some blankets offer different textures or designs to cater to sensory preferences. If you have any medical conditions or sensory sensitivities, consult with a healthcare professional or occupational therapist for personalized recommendations.


By taking these factors into account, you can make an informed decision when choosing a weighted blanket that suits your needs and preferences. It's important to find a blanket that provides the right weight, size, and comfort to enhance relaxation and promote a restful sleep. With careful consideration, you can embrace the therapeutic benefits of a weighted blanket and indulge in the soothing embrace of a tranquil night's sleep.



In conclusion, weighted blankets can be safe for kids when used properly and under appropriate guidance. While scientific research suggests potential benefits, it is important to ensure that the child meets the recommended age and weight guidelines and that the blanket is used in a supervised manner.

Remember, each child is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It is essential to consider individual circumstances and make decisions that prioritize the child's comfort, safety, and overall health. With proper care and consideration, weighted blankets can offer a comforting and soothing experience for kids, helping them find peace and relaxation in their sleep journey.



What age is safe for a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are generally considered safe for children aged three years and older.


How do I know if my child needs a weighted blanket?

Determining if your child needs a weighted blanket can depend on several factors. Look for signs such as sleep difficulties, anxiety or restlessness, sensory processing challenges, hyperactivity or ADHD, and self-soothing behaviors. If you notice these signs, consulting with healthcare professionals or occupational therapists can help assess your child's specific needs and determine if a weighted blanket may be beneficial.


How To Wash A Children’s Weighted Blanket?

For Cotton Weighted Blankets: We recommend hand wash/tumble dry on low heat in the washing machine/dry clean to keep the blanket in its perfect condition

For Knitted Weighted Blankets : Our knitted weighted blankets are machine washable. Use a gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water and a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals that could damage the fabric or weighted inserts.

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