Our original weighted blanket with the weight sewn into small individual cells in the fabric.
The weight is provided by plastic beads sewn into an inner lining for additional strength and comfort. The Sensory Direct classic weighted blanket can be used on a bed (on top of existing bedding) or is perfect for draping across the shoulders or wrapping around the body for a calming hug effect.
The Sensory Direct weighted blanket is CE marked and is registered as a class 1 medical device with the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency). Dimensions: (L) 138cm x (W) 110cm. Machine washable.
Made in the UK from a durable polycotton outer with an inner lining for comfort, strength and safety. We provide a lifetime guarantee on the quality of our blankets and will repair or replace free of charge in the event of any problems or faults.
Please see the weight guide to determine the correct weight. It is recommended that the weighted blanket should not exceed 10% of the users bodyweight. If you cannot see the weight you require please call us and we can make one to your requirements. We recommend that you consult with your OT on determining the correct weight.
Weighted blankets alleviate the symptoms of sensory processing disorder and can
- Promote a calming effect
- Encourage relaxation and better sleep
- Provide a safe and effective therapeutic solution
- Prevent melt-downs and repetitive behaviours
- Relieve anxiety and stress
- Ease transitions
Usually despatched in 2-3 working days
If you are unsure that a weighted blanket will work for you why not try our blanket hire scheme.
Further information about these blankets can be found on our online video HERE.
Weighted products should be used under the supervision of a suitably qualified person at all times. We recommend that you consult with your Occupational Therapist or other healthcare professional prior to using a weighted blanket or other weighted product.
We aim to despatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order, provided we have the goods in stock. You can check the status of your order at anytime by logging into to your customer account (you will need to create this first). Small items are sent by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. Larger items are made by courier and a signature is required on delivery.
Delivery dates are approximate and no liability whatsoever is accepted in respect of late deliveries. If your order is required urgently or by a fixed date then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do what we can to meet your deadline.
Returns - Weighted Blankets
You can try a weighted blanket for 60 days.....if it's not working you can send it back to us. Please email email@example.com prior to returning your blanket - we will email you back with instructions and a returns number. Without a returns number your refund will be delayed.
Please note that from 1st November a standard charge of £40.00 (+VAT where appropriate) will be deducted from all refunds to cover the cost of cleaning and processing. Blankets returned unopened will be refunded in full.
Returns - Other Products
If you are not 100% satisfied with the goods you have purchased you may return within 14 days of receipt for a refund or exchange. To receive a refund or exchange, goods must be returned unused, in their original packaging and with all original documentation. Chewys and other Oral Motor items cannot be refunded where the packaging has been opened.
Refunds for goods which are returned used, in an unsaleable condition or after 14 days will be at the total discretion of Sensory Direct (UK) Ltd.
Goods purchased by trade customers and distributors may not be returned unless the goods are faulty or sent in error.
Please complete a RETURNS FORM when sending back your goods - this is sent with your order. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a replacement. WIthout a completed form your refund may be delayed.
Unless the goods are faulty or sent in error you are responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. We recommend you use recorded delivery and obtain insurance, as proof of posting is not proof of receipt. Where goods are not faulty or sent in error only the cost of the goods excluding postage & packing will be refunded.
Please see full T&Cs here
This product is eligible for VAT relief and is available zero rated and therefore free from VAT (Value Added Tax) at the current rate of 20%.
Who can claim for VAT relief?
If you have a disability or a chronic medical condition you can claim VAT relief and you are purchasing the goods for personal or domestic use. If you are a parent or carer you can claim VAT relief on behalf of a child or person you look after.
When you checkout you will be asked whether you are eligible for VAT relief. If you qualify tick the "Yes" option and complete the declaration form. VAT will automatically be deducted from the relevant items in your basket.
If you are a parent or carer and you are purchasing on behalf of your child or someone you look after you will not need to pay VAT on this item. A statement of special educational needs or a diagnosis of a condition is not necessary.
Charities qualify for VAT exemption where these conditions are met, however schools and homes may not qualify as the goods are not for domestic use, however they may be able to reclaim the VAT from Customs & Excise. If your organisation qualifies please complete the VAT exemption declaration form and send this with your order.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive zero rated goods you should contact the HM Revenue & Customs National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 or call our Helpline on 0800 0837 212 before signing a declaration.
- Without weight and feedback, those who are sensory seeking find it difficult to relax
- The weight in the blankets applies deep pressure to the touch receptors in the muscles, joints and ligaments imparting a soothing and calming effect
- Made from 4 layers of superior quality polycotton for safety, durability and comfort and security
- Weight provided by purest quality plastic beads (CE and BS5852 rated)
- Fully washable and available in a range of colours
- Lifetime guarantee on workmanship
SAFETY GUIDELINES WEIGHTED BLANKETS
The weighted blanket should be used under adult supervision at all times. We recommend that you consult with your Occupational Therapist or other suitably qualified person prior to using the weighted blanket.
It is important that the weight of your blanket is in proportion to the bodyweight of the person using it. The commonly accepted principal verified by Occupational Therapists is that the weighted blanket should not exceed 10% of the users bodyweight.
Use the table below to ensure that your weighted blanket is appropriate. On unpacking your weighted blanket we recommend that you check the weight which is printed on the product care tag sewn to the blanket. This tag should not be removed.
Adjustable Pocket Blankets: These blankets have removable weights so that the weight of the blanket can be adjusted up or down accordingly. If you choose to alter the weight of your blanket it is important that you check the blanket weight prior to use, to ensure that it does not exceed 10% of the users bodyweight.
Schools, Residential Units etc : If you have multiple users of weighted blankets, you should be careful to ensure that each child is using the appropriate weight.
Please note that using a cover will add to the overall weight of your blanket
When not in use, ensure that your blanket is stored in a safe place out of reach of children.
Safe Usage :
- Use under the supervision of an adult at all times. Do not allow a child to use a weighted blanket unsupervised.
- Never use a weighted blanket as a restraint
- Ensure that the head and face are not under the weighted blanket when in use
- Ensure that the user can self remove the weighted blanket
- Do not use a weighted blanket in conjunction with any other weighted product
- Do not use in a cot with babies or infants
- Use the weighted blanket for short periods of time initially & increase as needed, under supervision
- Not recommended for small children – if in doubt consult with you Occupational Therapist
Care & Maintenance
Check the blanket prior to and after use for any signs of wear and tear, such as loose stitching, torn seams, escaping filling etc. If there are visible signs of wear and tear do not use the product until it has been repaired or replaced.
Sensory Direct Weighted Blankets come with a lifetime guarantee on the quality of materials and workmanship. We will repair or replace your weighted blanket free of charge so please call us on 01905 670500 or email email@example.com
Washing & Cleaning
Weighted Blankets are machine washable at a recommended washing temperature of 40°C
Do not tumble dry or iron a weighted blanket as this may damage the beads. Check the weight capacity of your washing machine prior to washing.
Pocket blankets – weights can be removed and washed separately
Keep the blanket away from heat sources, naked flames and cigarettes. Do not place on heaters or radiators. Do not microwave the plastic beads.
Fire retardant weighted blankets can be wiped clean with a sponge or damp cloth, or machine washed.
Sensory Direct accept no responsibility for the misuse of weighted blankets supplied.