3 Ways Weighted Blankets Help Children Live Calmer Lives

Does your child struggle to sleep at night, wake up in the morning and stay calm and centred during the day?

If so, here are 3 ways that Calming Moments’ weighted blankets can help children deal with feelings of anxiety and overwhelm that can often be the underlying cause.

#1: Calming Moments’ weighted blankets can help children sleep better at night

The Australian Sleep Foundation estimates that up to one-third of Australian school age children may have some type of sleep disorder. That means that a significant number of our kids are not getting the sleep they need to regenerate their bodies and grow.

This, in turn, means that they are less able to put their best effort into learning at school, navigating friendships and relationships or even playing. And this, in turn, can reinforce the vicious cycle of more stress and less sleep.

Calming Moments’ weighted blankets can break this cycle. By using them to sleep, your child can go to sleep faster and sleep for longer. And that means they will have more energy the next day.

#2: Calming Moments’ weighted blankets can help children destress after a busy day

Does your child hold it together during the day, but struggle to remain calm and centred in the “safety” once you’ve fetched them from school or aftercare? If so, then take the weighted blanket with you when you fetch them from school and let them “decompress” under it on the way home. (You can also use a compact travel blanket for this.)

#3: Calming Moments’ weighted blankets can help end a meltdown faster

If you see the signs that your child is about to have a melt down (or realise that they are melting down), cuddle your child under the reassuring weight of a weighted blanket. The blanket can calm your child and help them process the feelings of overwhelm – especially if they struggle with sensory stimuli.

But the real question here, is why Calming Moments’ weighted blankets work to calm your child’s stress.

The reason is simple. Calming Moments’ weighted blankets are custom-made with the correct weight for each individual’s unique body.

That means that they use the correct amount of Deep Pressure Touch to calm your “fight or flight” response when you’re feeling overwhelmed, upset or stressed. (You can find out more about Deep Pressure Touch, how it works and the scientific proof that supports its use here.)

You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Here is what some mums have to say about how Calming Moments’ weighted blankets helped their children.

What People Say

Courtney Earle recommends Calming Moments

15 February 2019

We brought a blanket for our son, who’s always been a restless light sleeper but not only that needs the touch and comfort of someone next to him. we had exhausted all avenues and were exhausted ourselves. It’s always been that way since he was born, hes now 6. A few family members made the comment about trying a weighted blanket and we thought what have to got to lose and oarded one. Claiming Moments were so easy to work with and our order arrived yesterday. He was so excited we put it on his bed. This morning our sons walker into our room and said “I stayed in my bed the whole night, my blanket was so good mum. It was like someone was cuddling me the whole time”.
I wish we had order one a lot sooner! we can’t thank you enough! we’ll definitely be back soon for more.

Samantha Marland Perry recommends Calming Moments

18 March 2019

We brought a blanket for our son, who’s always been a restless light sleeper but not only that needs the touch and comfort of someone next to him. we had exhausted all avenues and were exhausted ourselves. It’s always been that way since he was born, hes now 6. A few family members made the comment about trying a weighted blanket and we thought what have to got to lose and oarded one. Claiming Moments were so easy to work with and our order arrived yesterday. He was so excited we put it on his bed. This morning our sons walker into our room and said “I stayed in my bed the whole night, my blanket was so good mum. It was like someone was cuddling me the whole time”.
I wish we had order one a lot sooner! we can’t thank you enough! we’ll definitely be back soon for more.

Courtney Earle recommends Calming Moments

24 August 2018

Thank you so much for the prompt service & delivery of my daughter’s weighted blanket. Before receiving the blanket she was waking up between one to three times a night. Since taking delivery we have had no night time wake ups (she is 5). I wish we had done it sooner! Thanks for helping us out. We are so appreciative.

Amanda Laming recommends Calming Moments

20 August 2020

Great customer service!

I made a mistake with my order and the people I spoke to were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Also….my son finally sleeps through the night!!! Previously getting up multiple times and up early but not anymore. So pleased I invested in the weighted blanket. Blanket is well made and great quality. Best investment I’ve made for a long time!!

Think about what your life would look like with a child who goes to bed on time and gets a full night’s rest.

  • No more spending your evenings trying to settle them to sleep. Or waking with back ache at 1am to find that you’ve fallen asleep in their bed.
  • No more fights at bedtime.
  • No more being woken at 2am by a child climbing into your bed to sleep with you.

Why is a Calming Moments’ weighted blanket the best choice for your child?

Here are some of the reasons that Calming Moments’ weighted blankets are the best choice for your child. We:

  • Are a team of Aussie mums who make every single weighted blanket with love and care in our factory in Mandurah, WA. Each blanket is certified Australian-made.
  • Make each and every weighted blanket to order with the correct weight for your child’s unique body. (OTs recommend that a single bed blanket should be 10% of the user’s body weight for the best calming effect.)
  • Pride ourselves on our high quality product and exacting manufacturing standards.

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