Your best option is to ask your occupational therapist for a recommendation. If that is not an option, we recommend using the following formula: For a small blanket take 10% of their body weight plus one pound. For a medium blanket take 10% of their body weight plus two pounds. For an large-length blanket take 10% of their body weight plus three pounds. These recommended weights are shown as you make your weight selection. Fulls and Queens are a little more tricky, and we suggest you call in to give us more information about how you are going to use them to get a better idea of what is best for you.
Always remember that you must consider the size of the blanket you are purchasing as well, because 10 lbs in a small blanket and 10 lbs in a queen blanket feel very different and provide much different pressure.
Children are a little easier to predict than adults as well. You may also find that your doctor or even Occupational Therapist may not be very familiar with weighted blankets and their use, and may not be able to advise you. Feel free to call us and we will do our best to help. Just remember, we are NOT medical professionals. Toll free 855-736-7222 (9 am to 4:30 pm EST M-F)
Weighted blankets should be purchased to fit the BODY and not the BED.