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Classic Weighted Blankets

The Classic Weighted Blanket is Sensory Direct’s original weighted blanket, making it one of our best sellers and the inspiration for our Sensory Direct Weighted Blanket range.

The weight is provided by plastic beads sewn into small individual cells within the durable polycotton inner lining for additional strength and comfort. This design allows the user to place the blanket over themselves and feel their body being cocooned by the beads for a deep pressure calming effect.

Our weighted blankets are handmade in our Worcester workshop.  To keep staff safe we are currently employing safe working practices which means your blanket may take a little longer than normal. 

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. 

  • Lifetime guarantee on workmanship
  • CE marked
  • Registered as a class 1 medical device with the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency)
  • Machine washed at temperatures up to 60°C

Dimensions:

  • (L) 138cm x (W) 106cm.

 

It is recommended that the weighted blanket should not exceed 10% of the user's bodyweight. Please use our weight guideline for advice on choosing the correct weight for you. We also recommend that you consult with OT on weight. 

 

See below for more details to help you choose the right blanket for you.

 

 

 

 

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    The Classic Weighted Blanket is Sensory Direct’s original weighted blanket, making it one of our best sellers and the inspiration for our Sensory Direct Weighted Blanket range.

    The weight is provided by plastic beads sewn into small individual cells within the durable polycotton inner lining for additional strength and comfort. This design allows the user to place the blanket over themselves and feel their body being cocoon by the beads for a deep pressure calming effect.

     

    Good for:

    • Without weight and feedback, those who are sensory seeking find it difficult to relax, our weighted blanket distributes weight upon the user to promote a calming effect
    • Encourage relaxation and better sleep
    • Provides and safe and effective therapeutic solution
    • Relieve anxiety and stress
    • Helps with the symptoms of restless leg syndrome
    • Prevents melt-downs and repetitive behaviours
    • Eases transitions
    • 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

     

    Good to know:

    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. 

    • Lifetime guarantee on workmanship
    • CE marked
    • Registered as a class 1 medical device with the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency)
    • Machine washed at temperatures up to 60°C
    • It is recommended that the weighted blanket should not exceed 10% of the user's bodyweight. Please use our weight guideline for advice on choosing the correct weight for you. We also recommend that you consult with OT on weight. (See our product guide link below)

    Dimensions:

    • (L) 138cm x (W) 106cm.

     

    For more information on Weighted Products:

    • See our product guides here
    • You may find our FAQs useful

     

     

     

    Weighted blankets alleviate some the symptoms of sensory processing difficulties and can 

    • Promote a calming effect
    • Encourage relaxation and better sleep
    • Provide a safe drugfree and effective therapeutic solution
    • Help prevent melt-downs and repetitive behaviours
    • Help relieve anxiety and stress
    • Help 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.

     

    Our best selling original blanket is perfect for children who need a weighted blanket to help them sleep at night or to help them to be calm during the day.

    We've been making these blankets in the UK for the past 20 years and our weighted blankets are CE marked and are a Class 1 Medical Device as defined my the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority.

     

     

     

    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 info@sensorydirect.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. 

     

    This product is eligible for VAT relief and can be purchased free from VAT.

    Who can claim for VAT relief?

    • If you have a disability or a chronic medical condition you can claim VAT relief on certain eligible products provided the goods are purchased 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.   
    • At 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.
    • Charities can qualify for VAT relief where these conditions are met.
    • VAT relief is not available on all products. Eligible products are marked with a green badge on the product page.
    • VAT is chargeable on delivery.

     

     

    Delivery:

    Products that are in stock and ordered before 11am, Monday to Friday, will be despatched the same working day. Weighted Blankets, Lap Pads, Weighted Jackets and other handmade products may take 2-3 working days to be despatched, if we do not have the item in stock.  You can check the status of your order at any time by logging into your customer account via our website. A Customer Account will need to be created before placing an order, to use the order tracking service. Please read our ‘How do I place an order’ FAQ for information on how to do this.

    • Small items are sent by Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery. Larger items are sent by DPD for next day delivery.
    • Mainland UK delivery is charges are £2.95/£3.95 Royal Mail and £5.95 for courier delivery.
    • Non mainland UK and Overseas delivery charges vary depending on your location and size of order.
    • Shipping is free on online orders over £300.00 (mainland UK)
    • Please note we cannot deliver to a PO box address

    We will do our best to deliver your order on time however delivery times are approximate and we accept no liability in respect of late deliveries. If your order is required urgently or by a certain date, please email info@sensorydirect.com and we will do what we can to meet your deadline.

    On receipt of your order please open all packages and thoroughly check the goods for damage as soon as possible.  You must notify Sensory Direct of any damage within 3 days of the delivery. If we are not notified of damage within 3 days we are unable to claim from the carrier and we will be unable to refund or replace the damaged items. If the packaging appears damaged and you do not have time to check the goods you should sign the carriers paperwork and add the word "Damaged".

    Non receipt of your order must be notified to Sensory Direct within 7 days of receipt of your order acknowledgement.

     

    Returns:

    We want you to be completely happy with the goods you have purchased from Sensory Direct.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with the goods you have purchased you may return them within 30 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.

    Sensory Chews / Chewbuddy’s - cannot be refunded where the packaging has been opened.

    Weighted Blankets – if a Weighted Blanket has been used a fee of £40 (+ VAT where appropriate) will be deducted from your refund.   If you are unsure whether a Weighted Blanket will work for you, we recommend you first try one through our Weighted Blanket Hire Scheme.

    Our Weighted Blankets and Lap Pads carry a ‘Lifetime Guarantee’. If your Weighted Blanket or Lap Pad develops a fault, please call our friendly Customer Services Team on 01905 670 500, 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday and they will happily arrange a repair or replacement.

    Refunds for goods which are returned used, in an unsaleable condition or after 30 days will be at the 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 ensure you complete a RETURNS FORM when sending back your goods - this is sent with your order. Please email sales@sensorydirect.com 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.

    Shortages & Non receipt

    Shortages and breakages must be reported to Sensory Direct within 3 days of receiving your order.  Non receipt of an order must be reported to Sensory Direct within 7 days of notification of despatch.

    Please see full T&Cs here.