Groundd Weighted Blankets & Children

Groundd Kids Weighted Blanket

Groundd Weighted Blankets & Children

Groundd Kids Weighted Blanket

The very first weighted blankets were lovingly hand crafted by family members for children suffering from various conditions (more or the origin of weighted blanket below). Although the use of weighted blankets has come a long way and taken off to the mainstream since then, the principle remains the same- a grounding source of Touch Therapy that calms the body and brain.

At Groundd, the most meaningful and motivating feedback we hear is how our products are helping people, especially children. We trust our customers when they say that a good night sleep for their wee ones is "life changing".


The very first weighted blankets were lovingly hand crafted by family members for children suffering from various conditions (more or the origin of weighted blanket below). Although the use of weighted blankets has come a long way and taken off to the mainstream since then, the principle remains the same- a grounding source of Touch Therapy that calms the body and brain.

At Groundd, the most meaningful and motivating feedback we hear is how our products are helping people, especially children. We trust our customers when they say that a good night sleep for their wee ones is "life changing".

1 in 5 Groundd customers purchased a weighted blanket for their kid

9 in 10 Groundd customers who bought for their child says their child uses their weighted blanket 7 nights/week*

10 in 10 of Ground customers who bought for their child would recommend a Groundd weighted blanket to someone else*

*Based on Groundd Sleep survey of 500 Groundd customers from 2019-2021

1 in 5 Groundd customers purchased a weighted blanket for their child

9 in 10 Groundd customers who bought for their child says their child uses their weighted blanket 7 nights/week*

10 in 10 of Ground customers who bought for their child would recommend a Groundd weighted blanket to someone else*

Hear from Groundd customers
who have bought for their children

(or bought for themselves and has been stolen by said child)

Josh, 11. Sleeps under his 7kg Weighted Blanket every night and takes it on sleepovers

IMPRESSED
 
My friends 9 year old daughter wakes at around 5 am every morning, regardless of when she goes to bed. She bought a Groundd blanket for her on advice from another friend. The daughter slept till 6.45am on the first night. I was babysitting and was so impressed I bought one for myself.
FINALLY A FULL NIGHTS SLEEP
 
My 12 year old daughter (ASD, severe anxiety, insomnia) was waking up 5 nights a week at 1am or 2am and then starting a cycle of tiredness and anxiety everyday. The first night she tried the weighted blanket she slept through, she has had 5 consecutive nights of sleep and is so much happier and less tired and anxious. She looooooves the blanket so much. Thank you so much for them
 
AMAZING BLANKET (7kg)
 
This blanket is amazing. We bought it for our five year old who would get up numerous times in the night and then be awake from just after 5am. 8 out of the 9 nights he's had it he hasn't got up and woken after 6. We are currently on holiday and missing his blanket. We couldn't take it on the plane and he got up three times last night ending in a 4.50am start!
A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
 
I bought a 7kg 142x200cm blanket for my daughter. She stays with me week about with her mother. So I had her bed all made ready for her coming to me on Friday after school. I called her on my way home and asked if she’d got under the blanket yet. I got home about 1/2 an hour later to find her FAST asleep! Where I left her for another hour. She absolutely loves it and is getting a good nights sleep. Hallelujah!!!😂 Thanks guys👍 I will recommend your blankets to anyone.
 
FABULOUS
 
I ordered blankets for both my children and my husband. The customer service was friendly, personable and prompt. When my son snuggles under his blanket he exhales deeply every time, without even noticing that he’s done it; the top of my daughter’s head is the only part of her visible all night; and my husband has declared that he will remain under his for all eternity. Happiness all round. Thank you Groundd.
HELPED OUR DAUGHTER SETTLE
 
Bought the small blanket to help our daughter settle for sleep. It certainly helps her to relax and stay still so now we just have to get her brain to turn off! I haven’t used it yet myself, but so far we are happy with the results. Lovely product and such quick shipping.
 
9KG BLANKET
 
Very impressed with quality of blanket. I purchased for my granddaughter and when she has anxiety she loves the blanket it really helps. Thank you
FINALLY ANXIETY RELIEF FOR MY CHILD
 
Just want to thank you for the product!!! My child says he sleeps so much better.....he sleeps longer. He suffers from anxiety and he really feels the difference. I notice the difference in his sleeping pattern. I am so grateful. Thank you so much
SILKY, DE-STRESSED, DEEP SLEEP
 
From my 14 year old. It had a lovely silky feel to it and helped me sleep gracefully like a swan. The pressure from the blanket allowed me to de-stress and allow the worries and anxieties of the day melt away. I was able to have a deep sleep and enjoy the pleasure's of the day.
WEIGHTED BLANKET REVIEW
 
Excellent, my 15 year old son who is suffering from anxiety and depression has found it amazing and he is sleeping now and his moods have greatly improved. Love the silky texture of the blanket. Well worth the investment.
CHANGED OUR FAMILY DYNAMIC
 
My 8 year old daughter has struggled for a while with anxiety that really shows up at night and had her losing out on valuable hours of sleep. Since receiving our weighted blanket, just a week ago, her sleep had been drastically improved, as been our entire family dynamic. Her lack of sleep was having an impact on the entire family as her behavior was extremely affected by being so exhausted. I would recommend this blanket for any child struggling to find peace. I have found my daughter multiple times this week quietly going to her room and spending a few minutes under her weighted blanket.
SUPER BLANKETS
 
My girls love their blankets , one daughter has night terrors and since using the blanket has slept deeply no night terrors the other was waking in the night and had slept deeply all night since using the blanket.
 
 
5 STAR FOR 5 YEARS
 
We have used the groundd blanket for our five year old daughter for three nights now and each night she has slept in her own bed and only woken once! Previously I put her back into her bed five to six times a night when she is seeking cuddles and to be held skin to skin through the night. I feel amazing after some solid sleep for three continuous nights! I am also relieved that my daughter feels safe and content in her own bed. Thank you!
 
WONDERFUL BLANKET
 
I bought the 7kg blanket for my eleven year old son. I chose Groundd because I wanted to get a really good quality product that would last and the reviews I read were excellent. The service from Groudd was awesome and when the blanket arrived, I could tell from the packaging that it would be superb quality. My son absolutely loves his blanket! He loves feeling like he is being 'hugged' and insists that the weighted blanket is under his duvet (rather than on top) because he adores the feel of the bamboo cover next to his skin! He definitely sleeps more soundly. Thank you for a fantastic product. I will continue to recommend Groundd to others.
 
I WISH I HAD TRIED IT YEARS AGO
 
Recently we put this on my 6 year olds bed. She has alot of issues with sleep from getting to sleep and staying asleep. We have to give her malotonin most nights. We have found she will settle about 7.30pm not long after going to bed and sleep through the night (even when we stopped the melatonin). She said she doesnt want to get out of bed because shes so comfortable, she's always enjoyed a good snuggle and I belieive this is given her similar comfort. Shes been waking about 7.30- 8am. This improvement has been absolutly amazing, we have noticed such an improvement in her mood and all round happiness. Of course her using it has increased mine as well as I'm getting more sleep as shes not waking me up.
 
HAPPY WITH IMPROVED SLEEP
 
My 11 year old daughter has noticed sleeping deeper and waking much less and enjoys the weight of her 9kg blanket! I'm so grateful for such helpful and beautiful product, Thank You!
 
 
BLOODY AWESOME
 
My daughter finally “trialled” her anxiety blanket last night. She suffers from “restless leg syndrome” that keeps her awake with pain but last night not only did she sleep through the night, she didn’t have pain and she didn’t move and slept through her alarm in the morning.
 
7KG BLANKET
 
Love the blanket, bought to help me settle and get a deeper nights sleep which it did after one night. Cover is so soft and cooling. 10 year old daughter gave it a try and helped her have a brilliant nights sleep as well. So I had to order another and we now have one each 😀.

Hot Sleeper / Night Sweats

I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE WEIGHTED BLANKETS I'VE BOUGHT
 
All three children have them, as does a friend, and we're looking to get more for other friends. The kids love them, and sleep a lot better with the blankets, and the blankets seem to keep them at the right temperature too.
 
HELPS MY 8YO HOT SLEEPER
 
Bought it for my 8yo daughter who is a hot sleeper. This size fits perfectly on her king single bed. The first night she wasn’t so keen on using it but after we watched some videos on YouTube about the benefits of weighted blankets she was willing to give it a go. She has had trouble falling and staying asleep for the past few months. She used it now for 4 nights and has slept through every night!
LIFE CHANGING
 
I purchased the 7kg blanket for my nearly 7 year old daughter who suffers from night sweats, night terrors and just overall has terrible sleep and wakes constantly, ive had the blanket for a week now and my daughter has been sleeping through the night since we got this blanket and not waking at all she no longer has night sweats and is so much more relaxed when going to bed! Im so happy i purchased this for her and highly recommend! Honestly life changing to finally have a decent sleep

Hear from Groundd customers
who have bought for their children

(or bought for themselves and has been stolen by said child)

A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
 
I bought a 7kg 142x200cm blanket for my daughter. She stays with me week about with her mother. So I had her bed all made ready for her coming to me on Friday after school. I called her on my way home and asked if she’d got under the blanket yet. I got home about 1/2 an hour later to find her FAST asleep! Where I left her for another hour. She absolutely loves it and is getting a good nights sleep. Hallelujah!!!😂 Thanks guys👍 I will recommend your blankets to anyone.
 
9KG BLANKET
 
Very impressed with quality of blanket. I purchased for my granddaughter and when she has anxiety she loves the blanket it really helps. Thank you
CHANGED OUR FAMILY DYNAMIC
 
My 8 year old daughter has struggled for a while with anxiety that really shows up at night and had her losing out on valuable hours of sleep. Since receiving our weighted blanket, just a week ago, her sleep had been drastically improved, as been our entire family dynamic. Her lack of sleep was having an impact on the entire family as her behavior was extremely affected by being so exhausted. I would recommend this blanket for any child struggling to find peace. I have found my daughter multiple times this week quietly going to her room and spending a few minutes under her weighted blanket.
7KG BLANKET
 
Love the blanket, bought to help me settle and get a deeper nights sleep which it did after one night. Cover is so soft and cooling. 10 year old daughter gave it a try and helped her have a brilliant nights sleep as well. So I had to order another and we now have one each 😀.
WONDERFUL BLANKET
 
I bought the 7kg blanket for my eleven year old son. I chose Groundd because I wanted to get a really good quality product that would last and the reviews I read were excellent. The service from Groudd was awesome and when the blanket arrived, I could tell from the packaging that it would be superb quality. My son absolutely loves his blanket! He loves feeling like he is being 'hugged' and insists that the weighted blanket is under his duvet (rather than on top) because he adores the feel of the bamboo cover next to his skin! He definitely sleeps more soundly. Thank you for a fantastic product. I will continue to recommend Groundd to others.
 
I WISH I HAD TRIED IT YEARS AGO
 
Recently we put this on my 6 year olds bed. She has alot of issues with sleep from getting to sleep and staying asleep. We have to give her malotonin most nights. We have found she will settle about 7.30pm not long after going to bed and sleep through the night (even when we stopped the melatonin). She said she doesnt want to get out of bed because shes so comfortable, she's always enjoyed a good snuggle and I belieive this is given her similar comfort. Shes been waking about 7.30- 8am. This improvement has been absolutly amazing, we have noticed such an improvement in her mood and all round happiness. Of course her using it has increased mine as well as I'm getting more sleep as shes not waking me up.
 
LIFE CHANGING
 
I purchased the 7kg blanket for my nearly 7 year old daughter who suffers from night sweats, night terrors and just overall has terrible sleep and wakes constantly, ive had the blanket for a week now and my daughter has been sleeping through the night since we got this blanket and not waking at all she no longer has night sweats and is so much more relaxed when going to bed! Im so happy i purchased this for her and highly recommend! Honestly life changing to finally have a decent sleep
I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE WEIGHTED BLANKETS I'VE BOUGHT
 
All three children have them, as does a friend, and we're looking to get more for other friends. The kids love them, and sleep a lot better with the blankets, and the blankets seem to keep them at the right temperature too.
 

FAQs

Which weight is right for my child?

The traditional test for choosing a weighted blanket is to choose a blanket that is approximately 10% of the users body weight. However this test assumes that the blankets full weight will lay over the users body.

If you are shopping for a child the blanket's weight can be greater than 10% of their body weight as only a small proportion of the blanket's weight will lay over a child's smaller sized body.

With that said It is important that your child is able to move the weight of the blanket themselves and feels comfortable under the weight of the blanket.

Please consult a paediatrician if your child has asthma, sleep apnea or are on any medications that makes them drowsy.

Body Weight* Weighted Blanket Weight Weighted Blanket Size Weight per square meter

<25kg

3.2kg

91cm W x 122cm L

2.99 kg psm

25kg - 90kg

7kg

142cm x 200cm

2.46 kg psm

90kg +

9kg

142cm x 200cm

3.16 kg psm

70kg+

11kg

178cm x 200cm

3.09 kg psm

About 7kg

Best Seller!

You may prefer the 7kg blanket if:

  • You love the idea of a comforting weight over you, but not a super heavy weight
  • You get very hot at night
  • You are a side sleeper
  • You are buying for a child approximately 5 years or older that will grow into the blanket's weight by getting more weight over their body as they grow.
  • You have any joint sensitivities

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

7kg size: 142cm x 200cm

About 9kg

You may prefer the 9kg blanket if:

  • You love the idea of being under heavy blankets
  • You plan to use your blanket draped over your shoulders while sitting. Use around the shoulders is very effective for de-stressing the nervous system, for use during meditation, and other generally relaxing benefits
  • You are buying for someone with special needs or who is hyposensitive or hypersensitive

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

9kg size: 142cm x 200cm

About 11kg

NEW!

Our new large size 11kg is made to cover your mattress completely (Queen or King size). The heavier weight (11kg) is distributed over the larger dimensions of the blanket so the weight over a single person is equivalent to between 7kg - 9kg.

Although this size blanket can be shared with a sleep buddy, weighted blankets have the most benefits when used individually.

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

11kg size: 178cm x 203cm

About 3.2kg

Shop 3.2kg here

Our 3.2kg blanket is great for:

  • Travel: lighter weight for taking on a plane or packing with you for the weekend when you can't sleep without your weighted blanket!
  • Using over half of your body, such as for Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Lap blanket for while at work or relaxing without the need to cover your whole body
  • You are buying for a small child approximately 3-5 years old and are worried they will not be able to lift the 7kg
  • You are buying for a child of any age for increased focus such as while sitting and reading, rather than sleeping and covering the whole body

How can my child use their blanket?

Your child can use the weighted blanket as a replacement for their duvet while they sleep.

Many, love the feeling of the Eco-silk material against their skin and prefer to use the blanket directly on top of their bodies.

Others prefer to use a top-sheet and then the weighted blanket on top.

During the colder months your child may require additional blanket layers on top of the weighted blanket.

However they prefer to use their weighted blanket as long as the weight is on top of their bodies they will receive the many benefits of using a weighted blanket.

How do I wash it? 

Groundd's Eco-silk cover is machine washable, please use a delicate cycle with natural detergent.

Groundd weighted blankets are hand wash only. Dissolve detergent in warm water before washing and air dry.

See all FAQs and more about details on the care here

FAQs

Which weight is right for my child?

The traditional test for choosing a weighted blanket is to choose a blanket that is approximately 10% of the users body weight. However this test assumes that the blankets full weight will lay over the users body.

If you are shopping for a child the blanket's weight can be greater than 10% of their body weight as only a small proportion of the blanket's weight will lay over a child's smaller sized body.

With that said It is important that your child is able to move the weight of the blanket themselves and feels comfortable under the weight of the blanket.

Please consult a paediatrician if your child has asthma, sleep apnea or are on any medications that makes them drowsy.

Body Weight* Weighted Blanket Weight Weighted Blanket Size Weight per square meter

<25kg

3.2kg

91cm W x 122cm L

2.99 kg psm

25kg - 90kg

7kg

142cm x 200cm

2.46 kg psm

90kg +

9kg

142cm x 200cm

3.16 kg psm

70kg+

11kg

178cm x 200cm

3.09 kg psm

About 7kg

Best Seller!

You may prefer the 7kg blanket if:

  • You love the idea of a comforting weight over you, but not a super heavy weight
  • You get very hot at night
  • You are a side sleeper
  • You are buying for a child approximately 5 years or older that will grow into the blanket's weight by getting more weight over their body as they grow.
  • You have any joint sensitivities

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

7kg size: 142cm x 200cm

About 9kg

You may prefer the 9kg blanket if:

  • You love the idea of being under heavy blankets
  • You plan to use your blanket draped over your shoulders while sitting. Use around the shoulders is very effective for de-stressing the nervous system, for use during meditation, and other generally relaxing benefits
  • You are buying for someone with special needs or who is hyposensitive or hypersensitive

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

9kg size: 142cm x 200cm

About 11kg

NEW!

Our new large size 11kg is made to cover your mattress completely (Queen or King size). The heavier weight (11kg) is distributed over the larger dimensions of the blanket so the weight over a single person is equivalent to between 7kg - 9kg.

Although this size blanket can be shared with a sleep buddy, weighted blankets have the most benefits when used individually.

As the weight of weighted blankets is most beneficial on top of your body, our blanket sizes are designed to sit on the top of your bed and are not the same as traditional duvet sizes.

11kg size: 178cm x 203cm

About 3.2kg

Shop 3.2kg here

Our 3.2kg blanket is great for:

  • Travel: lighter weight for taking on a plane or packing with you for the weekend when you can't sleep without your weighted blanket!
  • Using over half of your body, such as for Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Lap blanket for while at work or relaxing without the need to cover your whole body
  • You are buying for a small child approximately 3-5 years old and are worried they will not be able to lift the 7kg
  • You are buying for a child of any age for increased focus such as while sitting and reading, rather than sleeping and covering the whole body

How can my child use their blanket?

Your child can use the weighted blanket as a replacement for their duvet while they sleep.

Many, love the feeling of the Eco-silk material against their skin and prefer to use the blanket directly on top of their bodies.

Others prefer to use a top-sheet and then the weighted blanket on top.

During the colder months your child may require additional blanket layers on top of the weighted blanket.

However they prefer to use their weighted blanket as long as the weight is on top of their bodies they will receive the many benefits of using a weighted blanket.

How do I wash it? 

Groundd's Eco-silk cover is machine washable, please use a delicate cycle with natural detergent.

Groundd weighted blankets are hand wash only. Dissolve detergent in warm water before washing and air dry.

See all FAQs and more about details on the care here

Origins

Its no surprise that weighted blankets can be so effective for children since the origin of weighted blankets can be traced back to treatment of children with severe anxiety, autism, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Stemming from the pioneering Autism researcher, Temple Grandin on Deep Touch Pressure Therapy (DTP), weighted blankets were created to apply an even, calming pressure over the body like a hug. The pressure was found highly effective at relaxing children and weighted blankets quickly become popular for children with ASD, ADHD, PTSD and other sensory conditions.

There was no commercial source of weighted blankets available however, so it was up to the family members to innovate and craft weighted blankets themselves, sewing weights into pockets to make the blankets heavy but not bulky or hot. The design of weighted blankets today hasn't changed much from the original design that was made by the caring family members to help their children.

Soon, people began realising that weighted blankets aren’t just for children with special needs. It became obvious that the calming and relaxing effect of the heaviness sensation can benefit many people. Now more than ever, there is a need to prioritise mental health to balance the increase in screen time, social media, longer work hours, and uncertainty in the world today that has lead to poor sleep and higher stress among the general population.

At Groundd, we are thrilled to consistently hear feedback from families about how the blankets have helped their children. We work with local organisations to donate returned blankets to different schools and learning centres, please reach out if you think your local school could do with some weighted blankets.

Origins

Its no surprise that weighted blankets can be so effective for children since the origin of weighted blankets can be traced back to treatment of children with severe anxiety, autism, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Stemming from the pioneering Autism researcher, Temple Grandin on Deep Touch Pressure Therapy (DTP), weighted blankets were created to apply an even, calming pressure over the body like a hug. The pressure was found highly effective at relaxing children and weighted blankets quickly become popular for children with ASD, ADHD, PTSD and other sensory conditions.

There was no commercial source of weighted blankets available however, so it was up to the family members to innovate and craft weighted blankets themselves, sewing weights into pockets to make the blankets heavy but not bulky or hot. The design of weighted blankets today hasn't changed much from the original design that was made by the caring family members to help their children.

Soon, people began realising that weighted blankets aren’t just for children with special needs. It became obvious that the calming and relaxing effect of the heaviness sensation can benefit many people. Now more than ever, there is a need to prioritise mental health to balance the increase in screen time, social media, longer work hours, and uncertainty in the world today that has lead to poor sleep and higher stress among the general population.

At Groundd, we are thrilled to consistently hear feedback from families about how the blankets have helped their children. We work with local organisations to donate returned blankets to different schools and learning centres, please reach out if you think your local school could do with some weighted blankets.