As a parent, you know how important good, quality sleep is for your child. Starting from day one, getting enough rest can make such a huge difference in their ability to function and cope with the day! Even for parents, you know too how much better you feel after a good night of sleep. It is the same for our children, and even more so if they are anxious or have special needs. One of the most popular methods to try to improve our children’s sleep is with a weighted blanket. So we decided to try to sleep better with CO-Z weighted blankets and share our thoughts with you.
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This five pound blanket should help your child feel like they are being hugged as they go to sleep. The tiny glass beads that provide the weight are virtually silent, unlike other plastic or metal beads. Made of 100% cotton, it’s cooler and more comfortable than a traditional heavy weight blanket. This size blanket is suitable for children between 40 and 70 pounds.
This blanket is intended for children between 60 and 90 pounds. It’s a little larger and heavier than the five pound version, but still contains the same glass beads which are evenly distributed in diamond shaped pockets through the blanket. It’s made of seven different layers of quality materials to help your child sleep better through the night.
Add a little more comfort and softness with a minky and dotted cover. Not only does it make the weighted blanket super cuddly, it helps keep the blanket clean and protected. It can easily be washed and it’s reversible for a different color and textured surface!
Getting a good nights sleep can make all the difference in the next day. If you don’t sleep well, you may be tired, cranky, anxious and even emotional. This is the same for our children, too. Not only is good, quality sleep important for their physical health, but it also plays a big part in their mental and emotional well being too! There are a few things we, as parents, can do to set them on the right path for a restful night of sleep.
I found establishing a bedtime routine was critical in my house. Even starting at a young age, before they could truly understand what was going on, their little bodies seemed to understand: Oh, when we eat, get a bath, and Mom snuggles us, sleep time is coming. Now, as they get older, it was easier for them to understand the steps and order of the routine so there was no sudden announcement that bedtime was upon them!
The routine doesn’t have to be complicated either. It can be as easy as dinner, bath time, a story or quiet play time, and then bed. Now getting my children to stay in their bed was another matter. But one of the things that helped was having their bed set up the way they liked it. Certain pillows, stuffed animals, having the bed up against the wall, and other small details like those. And being tucked in with a favorite blanket was always important! And this is where having a weighted blanket can be a game changer.
Blankets give you a hug
Weighted blankets usually have an internal layer filled with beads that are sewn into small compartments throughout the blanket for even distribution. As you lay beneath it, the weight is similar to your body receiving a long hug; there have been studies about the brain chemistry and the many benefits of using this type of blanket. All I can tell you is it does seem to help when kids are nervous, anxious, or worried about going to sleep, especially in their own room. Pick a blanket that is roughly 10% of your child’s body weight. Some kids will like a lighter or heavier blanket, so it’s a good place to start. So your smaller child may find the 5 pound weighted blanket to be perfect to sleep under. While an older child prefers the 7 pound weighted blanket.
I like the CO-Z weighted blankets are made because they are much quieter than other kinds we’ve tried. They use a very tiny glass bead for filling and they don’t make noise or bunch up into hard little pockets. Now the blanket itself has to be washed by hand, it can’t go in your washing machine. I just spot treat any stains or spills as I see them and save the washing for any major accidents. However, CO-Z also offers a reversible duvet cover for their weighted blankets! The cover can be washed in the machine and tumble dried on low or air only. It’s easy to secure in place so the blanket doesn’t get bunched up, and the zipper keeps it securely zipped up!
Not just for little ones
And I won’t lie; I stole the blanket myself a few times to use it while laying on the couch or in my recliner to help relax. While they weren’t designed for an adult, with the 10% weight suggestion, it was still heavier than a normal couch throw.
Even Dad enjoys using the throw while watching TV and snuggling with the little ones.
These weighted blankets are a wonderful idea for any child. Especially those that deal with anxiety, nerves, or even special needs that enjoy being held and loved on during their stressful moments. Be sure to check out all the product offerings from CO-Z today and help your children sleep better with CO-Z weighted blankets.
For a limited time, you can save 20% off your blanket or with our discount code: MDR20C9A and help your children sleep better with CO-Z Weighted Blankets. This code is valid through July 31, 2020.
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