Is there a minimum age for children to use a weighted blanket?

Children can use weighted blankets; many children love them! But you should always exercise care when selecting one for your child and when first using it. 

When you purchase a weighted blanket, the standard rule is that the blanket should weigh about 5-10% of your child's body weight. 

Weighted blankets should never be used on infants or small children under the age of four. For older children, you should provide adult supervision, especially at first; and always be sure that the child is strong enough to remove the weighted blanket if needed. You should also ensure that your child does not sleep with the weighted blanket over their face. 

When in doubt, speak with your pediatrician, especially if your child suffers from skin allergies, blood circulation issues, epilepsy, or heart or breathing problems.