The safety of yourself and the people you care for is the most important when using a weighted blanket. Below are some guidelines and safety precautions to keep in mind.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Through our experience and through the experience of experts here are some general guidelines for everyone to follow.
- Under no circumstances should our blankets be used as a restraint.
- Ensure that the blanket is not covering the face or restricting airflow in any way.
- Have knowledge of the person’s weight before using the blanket.
- Understand whether or not the person finds the weight therapeutic before investing in a weighted blanket. You can do this by sleeping with multiple blankets to test out the weight.
Even though the risk of injury is rare we want to provide all the information needed for you to make an informed decision.
Special considerations are due when dealing with the Elderly and Children. Please read the guidelines below carefully before purchasing a weighted blanket for your family.
- If you suffer from Respiratory ailments please consult a doctor before using the blanket.
- A weighted blanket is not safe if there are physical injuries or restrictions that prevent you from removing the blanket off of your body.
- If your child is under 2 years of age or cannot lift an object over 8 pounds, we do not recommend the use of a weighted blanket.
- The child should be able to remove the blanket at anytime.
- Do not tuck blanket under mattress when in use because this can make it difficult to remove the blanket when needed.
- Be careful to sew up any holes to prevent leakage.
Weighted blankets are meant to be a personal grounding experience. However, if you are sharing it with another person, we recommend using the weight that is suitable for the smaller person.
For pets such as cats or dogs please ensure that they sleep above the blanket.
If in doubt, please contact your therapist or doctor and feel free to contact us via email or any of our social media pages for more information.