The following provides a guide to choosing the right size weighted blankets,weighted belts and jackets. You are advised to consult with your healthcare professional for further guidance and advice.
One of the generally accepted principles of calculating the correct blanket weight is to to take 10% of the users body weight and then add a pound. eg - if you have a child that weighs 5 stone this equates to 70lbs (5 x 14). Take 10% of 70lbs = 7 add a further 1 = 8lb blanket.
Our research and experience have shown that this method gives a blanket that is heavy enough to be effective, but not too heavy so as to be uncomfortable to use. The table below gives a guide to blanket weights, however we must stress that it is a guide only and you should consult with your healthcare professional as the weight of the blanket is crucial to it's effectiveness.
|3.5 to 5.0 stone||6lbs (3kg)|
|5.0 to 6.5 stone||8lbs (3.5kg)|
|6.5 to 8.5 stone||10lbs (4.5kg)|
|8.5 to 10.0 stone||13lbs (6kg)|
|10.0 and over||15lbs (7kg)|
|1.0 to 2.0 stone||1lb miracle belt|
|2.0 to 3.5 stone||2lb miracle belt|
|3.5 to 5.5 stone||3lb miracle belt|
|5.5 to 9.0 stone||4lb sensory belt|
|9.0 to 12.0 stone||5lb sensory belt|
|12.0 and over||6lb sensory belt|
|Jacket size||Chest size|
|Small Child||24” to 27”|
|Medium Child||27” to 30”|
|Large Child||30” to 34”|
|Small Adult||34” to 38”|
|Medium Adult||38” to 42”|
|Large Adult||42” to 46”|