Choosing a weighted blanket is based on each individual's need. The most common formula used for a weighted blanket is 10% of the individuals body weight plus 1 or 2 pounds. This is general used for children and young teens. The added weighted allows for growth as well. In older teens and adults, this can be over 20 pounds. From experience and feedback from our customers, 15 pounds has worked well. Please always consult your healthcare professional, especially with young children, and cognitively and/or physically disabled individuals.
Another aspect to consider is your desired use of the blanket. The blankets can be used to calm and relax in various positions such as laying it across the lap or torso, wrapping around the shoulders, covering only the legs or covering the whole body. A blanket intended to be used for a smaller area can be a smaller size and less weight than the standard formula because the weight is targeted to a smaller area.
Although KP Designs Blankets are designed and made by an occupational therapist, we still recommend consulting your own therapist or other healthcare provider when making the final decision for size and weight. We do not provide health care services, medical advice, diagnoses, or any type of treatment.
Weighted blankets for KIDS
Medium - 40" x 34" 4-10 lbs
Large - 40" x 50" 4-10 lbs
Twin - 40" x 68" 7-15 lbs
Weighted blankets for TEENS/ADULTS
Medium - 40" x 34" 10 lbs
Large - 40" x 50" 10-20 lbs
Twin - 40" x 68" 10-25 lbs
Coming soon are full size weighted blankets, They will be available for special order with limited fabric choices.