Are you struggling to get your child to relax or fall asleep? If so, then maybe it’s time you invest in a weighted blanket.
Our weighted blankets are designed with your family in mind. Whether you are buying one for anxiety, autism, or sensory processing disorder, you’ll be happy you finally made the investment in a Harkla weighted blanket.
Our minky dot design makes this a perfect sensory blanket, as the soft minky fabric, combined with the dots and added weight make a sensory input trifecta!
Our goal at Harkla is to help your child live a happier, healthier life, and we both know getting them to relax and get a good nights sleep is one of the highest priorities for that goal.
How Do I choose the Right Size Weighted Blanket?
The rule of thumb from occupational therapists for how heavy a weighted blanket should be for your child is to take 10% of their bodyweight and add a pound or two. So, if your child weighs 50lbs, you'd take 10%, which is 5lbs, and add 1 or 2 pounds. In that case, our 7lb blanket would be perfect!
The ranges for our blankets are:
5lbs - Best for children who weigh 30 to 40 pounds. This is typically ages 2 to 6
7lbs - Best for children who weight 50 to 60 pounds. This is typically ages 7 to 9
Do you need a heavier blanket? Click Here to request a size and be updated when it's ready!
As you most likely know, children grow fast, so be sure to plan for that! If your child falls in between the ranges, it may be best to go with the heavier blanket.
How Do Weighted Blankets Work?
Weighted Blankets work through Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is any gentle weight distributed over the body, such as a hug! DTP has been shown to release serotonin in the body and reduce activity in the nervous system. This combination provides a sense of calm and helps create a good state for relaxing and sleeping. You can read about all of the science in more depth here.
What is the Blanket Filled With?
Our 5lb blanket is filled with just pp cotton, which is unusual for a weighted blanket but gives the most comfortable feel for a blanket that weight.
Our heavier blankets are filled with a combination of pp cotton and poly pellets, which make our blankets special and more comfortable.
Can I Wash This Weighted Blanket?
Yes! This weighted blanket is machine washable in cold water and low heat tumble dry or hang dry. You can even remove the cover and wash that for quicker washing and drying! Don't use fabric softener, however, as the minky fabric stays soft on its own.
Does this Weighted Blanket for For ADHD, Insomnia, Anxiety, or Sleeping Issues?
Yes! This weighted blanket is a perfect tool to help with any anxiety, stress, or over-active nervous symptom related issues.