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Why should your weighted blanket contain glass beads?

Why should your weighted blanket contain glass beads? - The Little Blanket Shop

We often get asked about the difference between glass and plastic beads, especially as the cheaper blankets out there will often use plastic beads. So why pay more for the glass beads?

Firstly, our glass beads are SGS certified. There are other cheaper glass beads out there which contain lead so it is important to look out for the bead certification. Glass beads are quiet, so no matter how much you move around at night you will not hear the beads move. Each bead also allows air flow in and out meaning that the temperature can be perfectly regulated. You can use your weighted blanket during hotter and cooler nights.

Importantly, glass beads are highly durable, non-toxic and odourless making them the most popular weighted filling of choice. Glass beads are also generally heavier which means you need less of them in your blanket creating a smoother flatter blanket which easier to move and sleep under.

Whilst the plastic filled weighted blankets are cheaper it is important to note that they don't wash well and will often need replacing much quicker than the glass beads. At The Little Blanket Shop we value high quality materials and only use SGS certified glass beads in every single weighted blanket.

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Jacqui, The Little Blanket Shop calendar_today

Hi Sue,
Thank you for considering our weighted blankets for your 3-year-old. I appreciate your questions, and I’m here to provide you with the information you need.

Regarding your concerns about your child kicking off the blanket, our weighted blankets are designed to provide gentle, even pressure, which can be comforting and calming for children during sleep. While some children do shift during the night, many parents find that the weight of the blanket actually helps their child stay covered and sleep more soundly. However, please keep in mind that every child is unique, and it may take some time for your little one to adjust to a weighted blanket. It’s essential to monitor your child’s comfort.

As for your concerns about the glass beads, rest assured that we use high-quality, non-toxic, and durable materials in our blankets. Our beads are securely encased within the blanket’s layers, so there’s no risk of them breaking or causing harm. Our priority is to create products that are safe for children and adults alike.

In terms of a discount code for new customers, we periodically run promotions and discounts. To check for any ongoing offers, please visit our website or sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on special deals and promotions. We are currently running a huge site wide discount.

Our blankets are carefully crafted to encourage deeper and more peaceful sleep, promoting relaxation and a sense of security for both children and adults. We hope our weighted blanket will provide your child with a soothing and comforting sleep experience.

If you have any further questions or need additional information, feel free to reach out. We’re here to assist you with any concerns you may have.

Sue calendar_today

Hi looking at your weighted blankets for my 3 year old. She moves around ALOT In her sleep and gets too hot and kicks off her cover etc. Will she still be able to kick this blanket off in her sleep? Is there any risk with the beads being glass of them smashing etc? Sorry lots of questions!
Also is there a discount code available at all? Wasn’t sure if you had any offers or something for new customers.



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