Calming Moments has been a manufacturer for almost seven years now of manufacturing mainly kid’s weighted blankets. But when did the market settle for average?
The recommended weight of a weighted blanket by discussions with various Australian Occupational Therapists was always 10% of a child’s body weight. It was found to be not only the optimal weight but also the safest way to make sure a child could safely remove a weighted blanket.
So why did the market accept jumps in weight from 5kg to 7kg and to 9kg where ok? 2kgs is pretty much equal to a 2L of milk when you think about it and on a child that can be the difference between a blanket working well or just being plain uncomfortable.
One word for what happened is “mass-production”, the market overnight suddenly changed when a weighted blanket which was “revolutionary” on Kickstarter went viral. The mainstream market had never seen them as it was more reserved mainly for people on the Autism spectrum or with Sensory Disorders.
It would be near impossible to make so many weights as how would you mass-produce 18 different weights and what if individual weights never sold? How would you manage inventory? So the original release had just three weights, 5, 7 and 9kg and one colour. It was Grey how exciting hey, anyway as time passed some added a few colours but the weights stayed the same maybe they added a 2 or 3kg but nothing more.
So what is the answer to getting your exact matching weighted blanket for your child?
Look for a manufacturer that is making weighted blankets in Australia. As they will manufacturer 100% to your exact requirements:
- Your correct matched weight
- Your choice of fabric
- Your choice of colour
- More sizes
So why settle for average as your child deserves the best weighted blanket made right here in Australia. Our range even includes Australian Glass Beads with Australian Made Bamboo.