Weighted blankets are used often to help people with sensory processing disorders, autism, dementia, restless legs syndrome, etc. They're also just plain cozy for those of us without any diagnosed conditions, but who appreciate nice heavy blankets.
Our weighted blankets are filled with poly beads. We use relatively small pockets (typically between 4-6 inches) to ensure even distribution of weight. Our blankets feature two full layers of flannel or cotton inside to create a nice pocket for the beads to keep them contained inside the blanket.
We make weighted blankets in a variety of sizes - this listing is for a size LARGE blanket (approx 72x42 inches) made with a Blue ocean-like print cotton on one side and a coordinating solid blue cotton on the other side. This all-cotton blanket feels much cooler than Minkee blankets during the summer. You choose the weight when you check out.
How do you decide what weight? If you or your child works with an OT, it's best to ask them for a recommendation. If you don't have an OT available, a general recommendation is 10% of bodyweight plus 1 lb.
*not appropriate for use with children under 1 year of age*