All of our weighted blankets are completely custom and handmade to suit your exact needs. We make them in a few different sizes including our kids size and the older teen/adult size.
Below, you will find some examples of our work, a size and pricing guide and our very helpful FAQ.
Sizing and Price Guide
Kids Size Weighted Blankets (4ft x 5ft)
Up To 5 lbs---Solid Color $65.00---Themed $75.00
----------6 lbs---Solid Color $72.00---Themed $82.00
----------7lbs----Solid Color $79.00---Themed $89.00
----------8lbs----Solid Color $86.00---Themed $96.00
----------9lbs----Solid Color $93.00---Themed $103.00
---------10lbs---Solid Color $100.00-Themed $110.00
Older Teen/Adult Size Weighted Blanket (5ft x 8ft)
10-13 lbs----Solid Color $130.00--Themed $145.00
14-17 lbs----Solid Color $160.00--Themed $175.00
18-20 lbs----Solid Color $190.00--Themed $205.00
We do offer weight options heavier than 20lbs. We have found, however that 20 lbs is normally sufficient in providing the proper therapeutic pressure for most clients. This is especially the case if the client has never experienced a weighted blanket before. If you are interested in learning about our blankets over 20lbs please do not hesitate to ask. We want to make your order exactly the way you want it!
Frequently asked questions
How do I order a weighted blanket?
To order a weighted blanket, simply fill out the contact form below and enter in the information regarding your order in the message. It's okay if you don't know exactly what size is best for the individual that will be using the blanket. Another way to order is by going to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/spectrumtalk and sending us a message.
How do I know how much weight I need?
The best therapeutic pressure is about 10% of the users bodyweight, give or take. This is a rough formula that works very well, but each person is different and prefers different levels of heaviness. If the user is over 200lbs, we normally recommend staying with a 20lb blanket depending on several factors. Usually a little lighter is much better than too heavy and many times we have found that our clients over 200lbs actually prefer their blankets to be slightly lighter. For kids sizes, we always round up and have even added a couple of lbs for some of our clients so that the blanket will provide therapeutic properties for a longer period of time as the child grows.
What fabric are the blankets made of?
We usually make them with soft fleece material for a few reasons. Fleece is a stronger, more durable fabric that stands up to rough handling and washes. It is reasonably priced so that we can offer a lower priced product, but a durable and well-made product. Lastly, we listen to our customers and we have found that fleece is the primary preferred fabric when ordering out weighted blankets.
How do I wash my weighted blanket?
Our weighted blankets are made with materials that are all safety rated for washer and dryer use. To wash your weighted blanket simply wash in the washer on cold and dry by hang drying or tumble dry on low.
Can I order a Queen or King size weighted blanket?
We do not make our weighted blankets to the exact comforter sizes for beds. We have two primary sizes; the kids size (4ft x 5ft) and the adult size (5ft x 8ft). We do not make them any bigger than our current adult size blanket because we want our customers to get the very most out of their weighted blanket. Weighted blankets are, more or less, used as therapeutic tools and the proper weight, as well as the proper distribution of that weight is very important to the therapeutic effect. If the blankets are too big, the weight will not be distributed properly over and around the user, which actually lessens the effect of the specific weight that is allocated for that specific user.
Do I pick the fabric or how does that work?
We normally ask for a preffered color or theme with secondary options in case of issues with availability. We do all of the footwork for you, so you do not have to pick up or buy your fabric yourself. You tell us what colors you like or what kinds of themes you would prefer and we check on availability of them. We can normally do any and all solid colors, but have actually had to use secondary options even with solid colors during certain times of the year.
Why are these blankets so expensive?
We asked the same question. That is one of many reasons we got started in the first place. We quickly found out why.
What does a weighted blanket do and what does it help?
A weighted blanket is simply a blanket that is designed with added weight that is specific to the individual using it. The added weight of the blanket provides added pressure much like a deep hug. The pressure is supposed to provide a calming and soothing effect, by causing the brain to release seratonin which is our "feel good stuff", which can be turned into melatonin which assists in calmness and sleep. Weighted blankets have been most commonly used to help children and adults with Autism, anxiety and Special Needs.