You’d think weighted blankets designed for kids would all be soft . . . but that’s not always the case, we learned as we tried out various options.
After testing out several blankets with actual kiddos, our testers thought this blanket was the softest: Roore’s 5 lb. Weighted Blanket for Kids.
FYI: The company says this blanket is fine for kids who weight 40 to 60 lbs. However, some kids might hit 40 lbs. before five years of age. Experts we interviewed suggest waiting until a child is 50 lbs. (or five years of age) before using weighted blankets. Roorse also says this blanket should only be used for kids five and up. As always, if you have questions on whether a weighted blanket is appropriate for your child, consult with your pediatrician or family doctor first.
What We Liked
• Weight is evenly distributed.
• Includes plush duvet cover. We liked the ties on the corners of this blanket that help keep the blanket from shifting. And the cover can be machine washed.
• Super soft with a cute dot pattern.
What Needs Work
• Cover is washable; the blanket is not. This might not be the best blanket if your child still has accidents at night.
• Sizing can be confusing. Roore says its blankets are engineered to be 8% to 12% of your body weight. A few of our testers found it confusing to find the correct size, given all the math.
• Fill can shift. In our testing, we noticed the glass bead filling sometimes shifted. That resulted in the weight not being evenly distributed.