Everything You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets for Children

Weighted blankets for children have been gaining in popularity in recent years. But what are they? Are they safe?

Do they really help people sleep better? And how on earth do you choose the right one?  The answers to these questions get even more complicated when we start asking about children and weighted blankets.

What is a Weighted Blanket?

A weighted blanket is a blanket that has been filled with materials such as glass beads, plastic pellets, or polypropylene pellets to add weight. The added weight creates a sensation of being hugged or held, which can be calming and comforting, particularly for people with anxiety or sensory processing disorders.

How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

By providing deep pressure stimulation (DPS) gentle pressure to the body.

DPS has calming effects on the body and can help people with conditions like autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and anxiety disorders. One study found that DPS can help increase serotonin levels in the body which helps improve mood and reduces anxiety.

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