As an Occupational therapist, I truly believe weighted blankets provide huge benefits for both children and adults. Weighted blankets work in a way that's similar to an OT technique called deep touch pressure. Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being.
We caressed a range of different blankets of different weights to meet both children and adults needs.
Made in a soft, breathable material to reduce potential overheating for the child, this weighted blanket is ideal for those who need help with calming down, relaxing and sleeping.
It can be used in a range of home or school settings – for example, as a calming strategy at school, in the car, or for helping with settling off to sleep.
Available in five weights. All blankets are dark grey in colour and come with a cover. 100% machine washable.
One of the generally accepted principles of calculating the correct blanket weight is to take about 10% of the user’s body weight . E.g. – if you have a child that weighs 5 stone this equates to 70lbs (5 x 14). Take 10% of 70 lbs = 7lbs
Email Aoife (Occupational therapist) on email@example.com for specific information on your child’s weighted blanket