Silentnight Kids Weighted Blanket - Anxiety Relief Therapy Blanket for Children - Kids Sensory Heavy Quilted Wellbeing Blankets, 3 kg (kids), Grey, 100 x 150 cm
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Young children should never be left unsupervised with a weighted blanket, particularly those made for an adult. Summary Always consult with an Occupational Therapist or health professional before using a weighted blanket or other weighted product. Weighted products should be used with suitable supervision at all time. Eron K, Kohnert L, Watters A, Logan C, Weisner-Rose M, Mehler PS. Weighted Blanket Use: A Systematic Review. Am J Occup Ther. 2020 Mar/Apr;74(2):7402205010p1-7402205010p14. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.037358Key features – Size: 38 x 50cm/65 x 50cm; Weight: 4.5-11.5kg (some weights may be unavailable); Material: Cotton; Suitable for kids: 4.5kg suitable for 13+ (on average, for reference only) It’s important to note that many of the medical claims made by manufacturers of weighted – or “gravity” – blankets should not be taken as fact, and rather treated the same as we would the claims made by makers of things such as supplements and essential oils.
Losinski M, Sanders SA, Wiseman NM. Examining the Use of Deep Touch Pressure to Improve the Educational Performance of Students With Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. 2016;41(1):3-18. doi:10.1177/1540796915624889Weighted products are not suitable for people with certain conditions such as epilepsy, heart conditions, breathing difficulties or circulatory problems. Decrease quantity for Classic Weighted Blanket 3kg Increase quantity for Classic Weighted Blanket 3kg If you’re looking to experiment with weighted blankets and want a wide range of options to choose from, then this one from John Lewis is ideal. There are four different weight options available, which range from 4.5kg all the way up to 11.5kg, so whether you’re looking for something for yourself or another member of your family, there should be something suitable. The blanket cover is 100% cotton and filled with glass beads to give it its weight, so it’s perfect for snuggling into, whether you’re on your sofa or in your bed.
Gringras P, Green D, Wright B, et al. Weighted blankets and sleep in autistic children--A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2014;134(2):298-306. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-4285
Warner SM, Tannenbaum SL, Pathan S, Lozada JS. Weighted Blankets for Pain and Anxiety Relief in Acutely Injured Trauma Patients. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2023 Feb 7:1-10. doi:10.1080/15360288.2023.2174634. If your child struggles getting to sleep or doesn't look forward to bedtime, studies have shown that using a weighted blanket as part of your bedtime routine may help restore a sense of stillness and calm, both day and night. Adult supervision is required