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Choosing Your Blanket Weight

Weighted Blankets should be approximately 10% of your body weight. Choose the following:

15 lbs blanket if you weigh 120 lbs+

20 lbs blanket if you weigh 190 lbs+

25 lbs blanket if you weigh 240 lbs+

Blanket Available Sizes

Choose a blanket size that matches your bed size. For king size beds, check out our couples blankets.

Choosing Your Blanket Weight

Weighted Blankets should be approximately 10% of your body weight. Choose the following:

20 lbs blanket if the lightest person in the couple weighs 120 lbs+

25 lbs blanket if the lightest person in the couple weighs 190 lbs+

30 lbs blanket if the lightest person in the couple weighs 240 lbs+

Blanket Available Sizes

Our King Size Weighted Blanket comes in size 80" x 87" which is perfect for King and Queen sized beds.

Weight Information

Our Kids Weighted Blanket weighs 7 lbs and is suitable for children that weigh 50 lbs+. Ensure your child can remove the blanket unassisted.

Blanket Available Sizes

Our Kids Size Weighted Blanket comes in size 41" x 60" which is perfectly sized to fit children's beds.

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Cooling Weighted Blanket: Made with 100% soft bamboo viscose fabric. Perfect for hot sleepers.

Original Weighted Blanket: Our classic design. Wrapped in 100% soft cotton fabric.

King Size Weighted Blanket: Our classic cotton weighted blanket now available in King Size!

Summer Sale: 25% off Weighted Blankets.

End of Spring Sale: 25% off.

5 Benefits of Using A Weighted Blanket During Pregnancy

Mother and Daughter Under Two Fresh Mint YNM Weighted Blankets

Weighted Blankets are perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. As they should only weigh 10% of your overall weight, it won’t feel much different than a heavy blanket or extra pillows. This article expands on this, but also reveals the benefits of using a Weighted Blanket while pregnant.

Can You Use A Weighted Blanket While Pregnant?

Yes! As always, if you do have any concerns, you should speak to your Doctor to get the vote of confidence as every-body is different. But the weight of a blanket is marginal when taken in context of everything else that is happening to your body. We recommend you purchase a Weighted Blanket that is 10% of your overall body weight. This is then distributed across the entirety of the blanket—meaning the amount of weight on your stomach is an even smaller amount than the total weight of the blanket.

One of our favorite testimonials comes from Anna, who shared the experience of her pregnant daughter (who had triplets!):

Anna Dittrich

My daughter loves it. It's not too hot but has the snuggle feeling because of the weight. She's pregnant with triplets and it helps her sleep better at night.

We hope this has answered your question on “can you use a Weighted Blanket while pregnant” and other similar questions. But if you do have any additional concerns, then please speak with your assigned Doctor. However, now we want to turn the tables and look at the benefits of using a Weighted Blanket during pregnancy!

Woman Reading on Bed Reading Under Fresh Mint YNM Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket While Pregnant - Benefit 1

Weighted Blankets are a great way to help manage your stress and anxiety. The weight of the blanket simulates the experience of a hug. To our brain, it’s hard to tell the difference, and so it releases feel good chemicals into our body which help slow our heart rate and help us feel relaxed.

During pregnancy, especially if it’s your first, you’re going to have a lot of worries and stresses on your mind. These are all perfectly natural. You can help collect yourself with the aid of a Weighted Blanket. Whether that’s around your shoulders/across your body during the day, or in the moments before going to sleep at night.

Weighted Blanket While Pregnant - Benefit 2

With your sleep being disrupted the further into the pregnancy you get (and after), you’ll want to make the most of the hours you do get some shut eye.

One the biggest benefits of a Weighted Blanket is how they can help you get a fuller, more restful sleep each night. The hugging sensation persists all through the night to calm and soothe your body. Which leads nicely into the next benefit...

Weighted Blanket While Pregnant - Benefit 3

They can help you sleep faster! Once you’ve woken up, you’ll want to get back to sleep as soon as you can. The calming effects of the blankets can help you with this. Both during and after your pregnancy, it might be hard for you to get to sleep at the times you need by the various disruptions in your environment and those caused by your body.

Weighted Blanket While Pregnant - Benefit 4

Clean posture is important during your sleep. Via various pillows and supports, a good sleeping posture can help blood circulation and ease the stresses on your muscles. However, for people not accustomed to sleeping on their back, this can be hard to adjust too. With the Weighted Blanket, this feels natural as it helps you resist the urge to shuffle around in the night.

Weighted Blanket While Pregnant - Benefit 5

Similarly, this can also help you feel grounded. A common experience during pregnancy is to feel as though, in your headspace, floating. Through a Weighted Blanket, you have a persistent feeling of being grounded which can help you better control your mind as your body undergoes all of the changes associated with being pregnant.

Toddler Under YNM Weighted Blanket

Any of our Weighted Blankets for pregnancy will be fine, however, if you find that you are prone to hot sweats and generally overheating, then we would strongly recommend our cooling Weighted Blanket. Made using 100% bamboo viscose, the fabric feels like the cold side of the pillow and better allows heat from your body to pass through the fibers—so you can stay cool and relaxed all night long.

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