Is a weighted blanket suitable for my child?
We recommend our weighted blanket for children over the age of 3.
If your child is younger than 3 we would not recommend our weighted blankets.
Please read our reasons on why we don't recommend our Junior weighted blanket for babies and young toddlers:
- Too risky - we recommend parents follow the latest "safe sleeping" advice from the NHS and the Lullaby Trust. For babies read this advice and for young children see here.
- Too heavy - a weighted blanket should be around 8-14% of a person's body weight. Our Junior weighted blanket is created with 3 kg and 5 kg weight options only. Toddlers may not have the strength to remove a weighted blanket themselves when it covers their face which can lead to breathing difficulties. For that reason, we do not recommend a weighted blanket for children under the age of 3.
- Too warm - our Junior weighted blanket has a 100% cotton exterior to help keep your child feel comfortable whatever the season. However, babies and young toddlers are not fully able to regulate their body temperature. Using a weighted blanket on too young children could mean their bodies may overheat.
Our Junior weighted blanket is sized 120 x 180cm which is suitable for children as they grow into teenagers. Once they are over the age of 12 an adult weighted blanket may be better suited for them.