Sweetzer & Orange is a weighted blanket designed specifically for children. In contrast to traditional weighted blankets, blankets for kids come in lower weights, are softer, and have fun patterns. Sweetzer & Orange offers blankets in 5 lbs and 7 lbs. The 5lbs blanket measures 36″ x 48″ and is ideal for children who weigh 42 to 63 lbs. The 7 lbs blanket measures 41″ x 56″ and is ideal for children who weigh between 58 and 88lbs.
Weighted blankets are ideal for children who suffer from autism spectrum disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety, and other sleep issues. The deep touch pressure of a weighted blanket acts as a gentle hug or massage, aiding the brain to produce the natural mood-enhancing hormone, serotonin, and decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. Deep touch pressure therapy has been around for decades. It’s performed through massage, gentle squeezing, or hugs. However, a weighted blanket makes receiving deep touch pressure therapy more practical. A weighted blanket allows a child the autonomy to soothe themselves wherever and whenever they may need it. Additionally, weighted blankets are more effective at evenly distributing pressure across the body, which improves the results of the therapy.
Sweetzer & Orange also offers an adult model of their weighted blanket. The weighted adult blanket comes in 10 lbs, 15 lbs, and 20 lbs weights and is made out of silky cotton chambray and cotton flannel. To select the ideal weight, customers should choose a blanket weight that is 10 percent of their body weight.
The blanket for children is available in two weights and two sizes:
- 5 lbs – 36” x 48”
- 7 lbs – 41” x 56”
The removable cover for the children's blanket comes in four pattern/color options
Colors: sleepy animals, sleepy dinosaurs, blue stripes, grey stripes
For children that are sensitive to bright, multi-colored, and pattern objects, Sweetzer & Orange recommend the striped patterns.
The blanket for adults is available in three weights and three sizes:
- 10 lbs – 41” x 60”
- 15 lbs – 48” x 72”
- 20 lbs – 50” x 78”