We recommend aiming for around 8-12% of your body weight, but this does not need to be exact! We have seen effective results from people using 5 -15% of their weight. This rule of thumb is designed to ensure you can safely lift and use the blanket. See table below
|Approx Weight||Approx Age||Blanket Size|
|small 14-30kg||3-6||2.2kg 91cm x 120cm|
|Med 30-45kg||6-12||4.5kg 120cm x 160cm|
6.8kg 122cm x 183cm
XL 45-100kg Teen-Adult 8kg 150cmx200cm
Are your blankets machine washable?
Yes, Sensory Sam weighted blankets are machine-washable.
We recommend separating the inner and the outer blanket and washing them separately on a gentle cycle.
Wash inner alone in washing machine, Be aware different washing machines have different weight restrictions. Hand washing in a bath tub is also an option if your machine can’t handle the weight.
Please zip zipper of cover all the way up before washing and drying, as it could get dammaged or the teeth could damage other clothes
Wash the blankets at 30 C or less and always use gentle detergents.
DO NOT add fabric softeners (they will ruin the minky fabric).
DO NOT use bleach, dry cleaning materials, or iron weighted blankets.
Although our blankets are safe to tumble dry, we advise not to do that too frequently because it could cause the integrity of the fabrics to deteriorate.
For best results dry flat in the shade.
Take good care of your weighted blanket no matter what material it is made from, and you will enjoy its soothing comfort for many years to come.