Choosing a weighted blanket for kids is a good idea if you are buying one for a baby that you know is a newborn. A child that is a newborn is too young to even know that it needs a blanket, much less feel cold in the womb. This blanket will help the child adjust to the temperature changes during the night and will help make it easier for the child to sleep.
As your newborn grows into a toddler, he or she will be able to adjust to the blankets that you are using. But at this time, you don’t want to worry about the temperature of the room where you’ll be placing the weighted blanket. You don’t want your child to wake up in the middle of the night due to coldness. It’s a better idea to put it in the nursery instead so that the baby will not have to walk over the blanket.
If you decide to get the blanket that is a bit larger than the size of the blanket you have for your child, you will need to make sure that it is clean when you get it home. You do not want any germs, bacteria, or dust in the air. You will find that there are many different weighted blankets for kids that are made to fit right on the floor of the crib. The only thing you have to worry about with a smaller blanket is that it might not lay flat on the floor, but will still provide the support that the child needs to stay warm. Choosing a weighted blanket for kids at this point won’t be as tricky since your child already knows what he or she needs.
A blanket that is wider than it is tall is a good idea for older children as well. This is for the same reason that it is a good idea to use the blanket for kids that are smaller in height, and broader than they are wide. The younger children that you buy this blanket for will also be able to wear their socks underneath it so that they can still use the blanket without getting cold. The blankets that are longer and wider can sometimes become tangled up and may not lay flat on the floor of the nursery, or it can even be challenging to get a child to put their feet in it.
When you are choosing a weighted blanket for kids, make sure that you understand what all the different kinds of weighted blankets are and how they are made. You do not want to spend your money on something that is not going to be the right blanket for your child. It will also be a good idea to talk to other parents about what type of blanket they have chosen and the price that they paid for it.