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Lavender smooth minky weighted blanket

Why are Weighted Blankets So Expensive?

I often get asked a version of “Why do weighted blankets cost so much?”

Calming Moments’ weighted blankets have a price tag that reflects their high quality.

But, let’s unpack this. So that you can be sure that your Calming Moments’ weighted blanket is great value for your dollars.

Sewing a weighted blanket

Australian-made with Love

Each Calming Moments weighted blanket is made by our team of amazing Aussie mums. This means we put more care into making sure that each seam is triple stitched.

So, you can be sure that the weight stays evenly distributed through each blanket. Because each pocket stays intact. This gives you the best Deep Pressure Touch effect – which makes a weighted blanket calm your mind.

We only use the highest quality inputs. So you can enjoy that safe, calm feeling that comes from cuddling under a Calming Moments blanket.

Each Blanket is Custom-made for You

We do not mass-produce, but make every individual blanket to your order. You can choose from our wide range of beautiful fabrics.

Plain and printed cottons, smooth or sensory minky or combine them. This means every blanket is unique – and can reflect your own personality.

And ask us if you don’t see what you want – and we’ll source the perfect fabric for you.

Weighted blanket made with licensed Avengers fabric

Widest Range of Blanket Weights to Choose From

Many cheaper weighted blankets come in a limited number of different weights.

Occupational Therapists recommend that a single bed blanket be 10% of the user’s weight. (We recommend adding extra for the larger size blankets.)

If you use a weighted blanket that is too light for your body, it will not have the optimal calming effect. This is because there is not enough Deep Pressure Touch.

If the weighted blanket is too heavy, then it will be uncomfortable. This will increase – rather than decrease – your stress levels.

Like Goldilocks’ porridge, the weight needs to be “just right”.

We have many different weights available – increasing in 1.0kg increments. This means you can always get the best match weight for your body. This means you will always experience the calming action of Deep Pressure Touch.

Backed By a Unique Two-Year Guarantee

And then, we have a two-year guarantee. This means that you know each weighted blanket will last. And it will continue to help you destress, relax and sleep. We will repair or remake your weighted blanket for FREE in the unlikely event that the stitching breaks.

Lastly, ask yourself about the cost of the alternatives to a good night’s sleep – for yourself or someone you love.

  • How many hundreds of dollars could you spend on sleep therapy sessions?
  • How much medication might you need to take over many years? What would the cost of that be?
  • What would the cost of other health interventions be, if you are chronically sleep-deprived? And this would likely include both physical and mental health aspects.

And our over 1 200 verified customer reviews tell us that our weighted blankets work to help you sleep better and feel less anxious and stressed. 

Don’t Make a False Economy by Choosing a “Cheap” Weighted Blanket

So, not investing in a well-made, quality weighted blanket could be a false economy.

Many of our customers have first bought a cheap import from a marketplace.

  • Then they find that the stitching breaks and the weight winds up on one side of the blanket, pinning you to your bed.
  • The cheaper blankets are often filled with poly pellets. They are large and can dig into your skin. And they rattle or have a swooshing noise.
  • The fabric can fray under the weight of the poly pellets.
  • So, don’t waste your money on a “cheap” mass produced alternative that won’t help you sleep.

Consider, how much a good night’s sleep is worth to you.

$1 a night? $5 a night?

If you use a Calming Moments weighted blanket for two years, you will pay less than 50c per night for better quality, longer sleep.

Our prices reflect our high quality, certified Australian-made production.

But they also mean that you can rest peacefully, secure in the knowledge that the blanket will work for you individually AND that it contains no potentially harmful inputs.

We have both Afterpay and Zippay available.

And we are an NDIS-registered provider. So the NDIS may fund your blanket if you are a participant.

In the long run, this all means that a premium Calming Moments weighted blanket gives you a great deal. Our high quality product gives you peace of mind that you – or someone you love – can use it safely for years and years.

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What Our Customers Say:

Based on 1434 reviews
You get what you pay for

The blanket looks like it will last a long time, quality is good.

Overall very happy with purchase!

Customer service fantastic! Manufacture and dispatch extremely prompt. Product is of excellent quality. Only drawback is that the material used has a faint urine-like smell, so I’m going to wash it per instructions.


Very good. Fast delivery. Is very good quality used every day at school for my son. And washed weekly and colour hasn’t faded.

Use it all the time

Actually had one of these already but it was taken from me at security when I tried to take it on board with my for an international flight 😥 but now I have this one which is even better because one side is cotton, which feels better for me sensory-wise. Definitely something I use every day and I'm really glad there was a 5kg option because every other site I've been to only has little ones for kids. I'd 100% recommend it to anyone, worth all of my money (twice!)

Very relaxing to use - I wish I'd bought one sooner!

This shoulder wrap is so well made and it really helps me unwind. It instantly helps to relax the shoulder muscles and then after about 10 minutes of wearing it I feel a sudden whole body relaxation effect kick in. I highly recommend it.


I use this ALL THE TIME. I bring it to work, I use it anytime I'm sitting at home, I use it to help me settle down at night when I go to sleep. This instantly calms and grounds me. The material and weight is perfect.

Excellent quality

The quality is excellent, and it was made and posted very quickly. My son loves the textured fabric and lap blankets are much easier to move around the house and use in different locations than full size weighted blankets. We absolutely love it, thanks you!

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a better nights sleep

It is perfect, my daughter who has sensory concerns sleeps better, this is her 2nd blanket from Calming Moments has she has grown.

Absolutely amazing

We could not be happier with the results from buying this sensory sheet. Little miss asd sleeps so much better. The quality of the sheet is amazing and we plan on getting a back up sheet.

Weighted lap blanket

Amazing service, very quick and My 6 year old loves it.. has really helped him concentrate in the classroom to have on his lap while working.


It's lovely to use and it helps ground me


Fantastic! That’s what describes the experience I have had. All my questions where answered, great communication either email or phone and the weighted lap pad was a massive hit with my daughter. I know I will be coming back to get more items for my daughter.

Lap pad

Well made, high quality fabric and stitching. Excellent email communication. This is the second lap pad I have purchased, my first one keeps getting “borrowed” by my kids.

Love, love, love!

I purchased the weighted blanket because my best friend pointed out that I may have anxiety because I told the only thing that could get me to sleep was by putting a pillow or some weight on my legs. It didn’t occur to me until she mentioned the weighted blanket and toys. I then tried out the lap weighted blanket over my legs while I sit on the couch, at my desk or when I sleep and I feel that exact soothing, calming feeling I need. Thankyou!

Sensory weighted blanket

I bought this for my son who has some problems regulating his emotions etc since buying it if he feels overwhelmed he goes straight to the blanket and he is calm in 5 minutes. Best thing I bought him

Fantastic sensory tool

It's been great as a sensory tool. Sometimes she pulls it off the bed and uses it like a sensory sock.

Great product

I bought the Purple and Shiny Weighted Snake to use with my ASD students at school, but my 11yr old (neurotypical,but prone to anxiety) son found it and has adopted it as his own. He loves the weight, but also the sensation of letting the beads trickle from one end to another. And I think the 3 different fabric textures is a great feature. Very well-made too, as with all Calming Moments products.

Sensory Narwhal Plush Weighted Toy - it’s fabulous

My order was made and despatched quickly, status updates were sent so I knew exactly what was happening with my order. The Sensory Narwhal Plush Weighted Toy was exactly as advertised, it looked and felt fabulous. It was a gift for someone and they were delighted with it. I was very pleased that it is a locally made product, the quality of the product and the customer service were all exceptional.

Weighted turtle

I bought this sensory weighted turtle for my son.he loves it and the texture is soft and has great quality.
I highly recommend this product.

Love the combinations

I love that I could make my own combination that reflects my personal choices and tastes.

Love it!

My 7yo daughter loves her Narwhal. She has called it "Sprinkles". Lovely quality and weight. It's just gorgeous!

Absolutely love it

My 9yo son loved his turtle immediately. It is SO soft and the weight is lovely. I kind of want one for myself!


I love that we were able to tailor the lap pad to my son’s interests and sensory needs. I also love that there are different weights for different ages which helped me chose the right weight for him. Would definitely buy from here again.

Sensory lap blanket

This product is beautifully made. I loved being able to choose the colour. We use it for reading and to help with concentration for tasks like handwriting and siting at the table for meal times. The quality of calming moments products is excellent. My son also uses a weighted blanket made by Calming Moments for sleeping which has stood the test of time.

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