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When to use: 

  • Weight and compression provide calming inputs.

  • Great for kids that are nervous/anxious/overstimulated.

  • A great option if your child is struggling to slow their body or brain at bedtime.


How to use:

  • Before use, talk about it with your child. “This is to help you sleep, it gives you a gentle hug.” 

  • Set up sheet on bed. Let your child slide under the sheet. Allow them to have the same bedtime things as typical (blankets and stuffies).

  • Should NOT be used on children under 3 years of age. If you have questions, consult an occupational therapist before use.There is a SPECIFIC weight that should be used based on the age and weight of your child. Using a heavier blanket is not SAFE and not recommended. 

  • Weighted blanket are NOT recommended for use in children with respiratory problems/diagnosis.


Weighted Blanket Safety Guidelines


  • Weighted blanket should be NO more than 7-10% of the child’s body weight. For example, a 30# child should have a weighted blanket no heavier than 3#.

  • The child should be able to move freely under their weighted blanket.

  • The child should be able to remove the weighted blanket independently. 

  • Head and neck should NEVER be covered.

  • Child should have supervision with use of weighted blanket.

  • Never roll the child in the blanket


Reference: (2019).Safe use of weighted blankets (Adults and children). Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 1-7.

Weighted Blanket

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