A blanket usually made heavy with sewn-in glass beads, natural grains or other materials, a weighted blanket aims to aid winding down through even weight distribution and create a gentle, deep pressure when laid over the body – that often can feel like a comforting hug.
While there are plenty of calming blankets for adults on the market, there are almost just as many for kids.
How heavy should a weighted blanket be for a child?
A weighted blanket used by a kid should generally weight about 10 per cent of the child's body weight. So, for example, if your kid weights 25kg, opt for a 2.5kg weighted blanket. It is also important to note that infants, toddlers or children who are not physically able to remove their blanket independently, should not be using a weighted blanket.
6 best weighted blankets for kids to shop
Below, we round up six of the best kids weighted blankets currently on the market that might aid their wind down time.
Featuring a sweet deer and fox design on a light blue background, this machine-washable weighted blanket is for the animal lover. Plus, it comes with a matching drawstring travel bag for added convenience.
Jessica G. LynchJessica G. Lynch is a senior shopping content producer across all the Are Media digital brands with a focus on Gourmet Traveller and Better Homes and Gardens. When not writing, she might be taking a dip, hula hooping or talking someone’s ear off about the live action Scooby Doos.