Frequently Asked Questions

What weight should I choose?

Your weighted blanket should be approximately 10% of your body weight. For example if you weigh 75kg we would recommend the 7kg weighted blanket.

If you are buying a weighted blanket for your child please refer to our weight chart

What is the 30 day sleep guarantee?

If the weight of your weighted blanket does not suit you, we will gladly exchange it for a heavier or lighter one. If the weighted blanket does not work for you, we will give you a full refund within the 30 day guarantee. Unfortunately we cannot offer the guarantee on personalised products.

Will a weighted blanket suit my child?

childrens weighted blanket is exactly that – a blanket filled with micro hypoallergenic beads. The goal is to make the blanket a little heavier so it applies a firm consistent pressure to your child. This constant deep pressure can have an almost magic effect on some children’s sleep. Those children with unique sensory needs such as autism and severe anxiety often react well to weighted blankets.

The below signs indicate your child is likely to respond to a weighted blanket;

  • Loves sleeping or lying under several blankets
  • Enjoys crawling into tight spaces or behind furniture
  • Finds it difficult to relax and sit still after running around or playing games
  • Likes the feeling of jumpers

However, every child has unique sensory needs and weighted blankets will not work for every child. If your child is very sensitive to being touched or reacts to different textures and dislikes sleeping under blankets, a weighted blanket may not be for them.

All children must weigh at least 15kg and be able to remove the blanket independently.

Will a weighted blanket suit me?

An adult weighted blanket is exactly that – a blanket filled with micro hypoallergenic beads. The goal is to make the blanket a little heavier so it applies a firm consistent pressure to you. This constant deep pressure can have an almost magic effect on your sleep. Those with unique sensory needs such as autism and severe anxiety often react well to weighted blankets.

The below signs indicate you are likely to respond to a weighted blanket;

  • Love sleeping or lying under several blankets
  • Enjoys the feeling of a long hug
  • Find it difficult to relax
  • Likes the feeling of jumpers

Can my partner and I use the same blanket?

Not everything is designed to share - including a weighted blanket. For optimal weight distribution we recommend using a weighted blanket for individual use. 

Will a weighted blanket make you feel hot?

All our weighted blankets are 100% organic cotton and ultra-breathable and can be used all year round. We use a seven layer process that allows for increased airflow, keeping you cool and comfortable through the night. Each cover comes with a plush soft reverse for those colder nights and a 100% organic cotton side for the summer months. You can now purchase a pure cotton cover which will keep you cool in the hotter months.

Why are our weighted blankets unique?

As parents and lovers of weighted blankets we have thought long and hard about the touches that can make our Little Blankets work better for you and your family. For example, we have used non slip telescopic ties to secure the cover to the inner weighted blanket so the weight is always evenly distributed. 

All of our blankets and covers are made using 100% organic soft cotton to ensure it feels lovely against your child’s skin. Each cover has an organic cotton side and a soft plush reverse for that cosy feeling. All our blankets also come with a reusable cotton storage bag.

We offer our children’s blankets in small weight increments of 1.5kg, 2kg and 3kg and our adult blankets in 5kg, 7kg & 9kg weights. We believe this will ensure anyone of any age and weight will suit one of our blankets.

Is a weighted blanket safe?

Please never use one of our blankets for a child weighing less than 15kg and ensure your child can remove the blanket independently. The weight of your child’s blanket should ideally not exceed the recommended 10% of their total body weight.  

Weighted blankets can transform your child’s sleep. However, they are not suitable for every child. The safety of your child is paramount to us which is why we do not recommend weighted products to be used for children with breathing difficulties, epilepsy, serious hypotonia (lone body tone) and any condition which means the child is unable to remove the blanket independently.

How to use a weighted blanket?

You can use a weighted blanket at night or when you are relaxing during the day. All you have to do is put the blanket over your body and chill, your blanket will do the rest. If you would like to increase the weight in any area just fold the blanket in half. If using the blanket at night you can place the blanket above your duvet, beneath your duvet or even on its own.

If you are using the weighted blanket for your child here are some tips that helped our children get the most out of their blanket;

  • Don’t force your child to use one, remember for some children the sensory stimulation can feel uncomfortable.
  • It helps to introduce the blanket slowly into your child’s routine. For example, start by using the blanket for short periods during story time, whilst doing homework, watching a film or when relaxing with your child.
  • When you do introduce the blanket into your bedtime routine pull the blanket up slowly from their feet. This really can feel like a hug.

How do I wash my weighted blanket?

We all know that things rarely stay clean when children are involved. All blankets come a cover which can be easily removed for washing. Machine wash with cold water and avoid soaking or bleaching the cover. We do not recommend tumble drying, dry cleaning or ironing our blankets.

If you decide the weighted inner blanket does need washing this can be done by using a cold setting on your washing machine. Please check the weight of the blanket does not exceed the recommended weight of your machine. Once washed shake and hang your Little Blanket to dry. 

Read a more indepth guide on how to wash a weighted blanket.

What materials are used?

We use 100% pure cotton for our inner weighted blanket. Our covers are 100% pure cotton on one side and a luxurious recycled plush polyester on the other. We deliver our blanket in a 100% cotton pouch ideal for storage and traveling with your blanket. The Little Blanket Shop uses only recycled cardboard for all our packaging. If you choose not to use your packaging again we ask you to please recycle it.

Each weighted blanket is made using 7-layers of pure cotton with non-toxic glass micro beads sewn into each pocket to evenly distribute your chosen weight. Our manufacturers have used SGS certified, anti-noise weighted glass micro beads which mould to your shape whilst you are resting. Each bead allows air in and out to maintain a perfect temperature.

All our products is Oeko-Tex certified so you can rest assure that no toxic materials or chemicals have been used to create any of The Little Blanket Shop range.