Are you struggling to get your child to relax or fall asleep? If so, then maybe it’s time you invest in a heavy blanket.
Our sensory weighted blankets are designed with your family in mind. Whether you are buying one for trouble sleeping 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.
"The Best Children's Weighted Blanket of 2018" - New York Magazine
How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?
The rule of thumb for a weighted blanket is to be 10% of your body weight, plus a pound or two. So for a 60-pound child, our 7-pound blanket would work best. Click here to see our heavier blanket options.
Here is a chart to help:
What Are the Dimensions of the Blankets?
What is the Science Behind Weighted Blankets?
The science behind weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.
DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about weighted blankets and the science behind them, we wrote an article on it here.
Who Do Weighted Blankets Work for?
Weighted blankets have historically been used for those with special needs, commonly referred to as autism blankets. However, they are beneficial to most people. Especially people who suffer from sleep issues.
If you'd like to dive into the benefits of weighted blankets for specific people, we have some articles covering that here:
Some families have used our weighted blankets for toddlers. We recommend the user be at least 2 years and up before using a toddler weighted blanket.
Do Weighted Blankets Work for Adults?
Yes, weighted blankets also work for adults. Click here to see our adult styles.
We think children with special needs should have every opportunity to live happy and healthy lives. That's why Harkla is dedicated to providing families with the best products and resources for raising a special needs child. Read more of our story here.
Bought a weighted blanket for my 3yr old nephew and I love it. He feels extra comfort. It also helps him sleep better.
Super warm and durable. Helped my son sleep a bit better.
Plush texture and good insulation.Must say a right decision to purchase one ,the quality & warmth is undoubtedly the best.
I got it for my 6 y.o. daughter to get through stressful period of moving and changing school.I love that it is soft as normal blanket and the cover is super cute. You only notice that it is heavy when you need to lift the whole thing. You don't feel any beads in it.It is well made and very cosy. I had to wash it, and it washes well. Now my second child wants one too. And I'd love to have an adult option to be honest:)I only wish I'd get a bigger size, it looks like my girl will outgrow it soon. But for 2-3 y.o. it would be perfect and would last for years.
This blanket has so many things I look for in a blanket for my kids. It's super soft, very high priority. I love that it has a removable cover for easy washing. The only thing I was disappointed with first off was that I had to knot the cover to the blanket, i'm worried it will be a pain for washing it, wish it had buttons or two ties to make a bow. We've just used it a couple nights. Im hoping it makes a difference for my little ADHD sleeper.