Weighted Blanket

Ferndale School in Christchurch, in conjunction with Christchurch Women’s Prison, are selling weighted blankets for $25 plus postage.

What is a weighted blanket?

Basically, a weighted blanket is two pieces of fabric sewn together into squares with weighted pellets distributed throughout the squares to give even weight distribution. They have been around for a long time, but their use is becoming more popular as their benefits and information about them has spread/grown. Weighted blankets are not for keeping warm, but for adding weighted to our body for various purposes.

Weighted blankets are known to benefit people with SO many disorders including: autism, SPD, PTSD, chemotherapy, dementia, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, detoxing, ADHD, and many others.

  • Made of 100% recycled materials
  • Fabric donated by Warwich Upholstery and McKenzie & Willis
  • Filling is clean, non-toxic plastic granules donated by Tumblar Products
  • Blankets are made by the Christchurch Women’s Prison Sewing Team

How heavy should my weighted blanket be?

It is recommended to aim for approximately 10% of your body weight. That way, you can be sure that you are getting the effect you want. Still, anywhere from 5 to 15 % is acceptable – you just have to find what works best for you. If you are 30kg and above the 6.8kg blanket is suggested. If you are 80kg and above the 9kg blanket is suggested. If you are buying for a child under 30kg the 2.2kg blanket is recommended.

Is this product suitable for children?

Weighted blankets are not suitable for children under 3 years old. For children under 30kg the 2.2kg weighted kids blanket is recommended. If they are heavier than 30kg they will be okay to use the 6.8kg blanket providing they can safely lift it.

How to order one for $25.00

For more information on weighted blankets and how to order – click here.

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