Kids Weighted Blanket

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“I’m thoroughly impressed! The blanket certainly improved my child’s restlessness prior to bedtime and assisted immensely with giving her a more settled undisturbed sleep...A happier, rested child & happier, rested (& relieved) parent

-- Christine Topham, a Sleep Heavy customer.

Meet your child’s new bedtime bestie. Perfectly sized, comforting and ultra-calming, our kids' weighted blankets will help them get the sleep they need. Choose from our blue mink cover with sensory dots, our mountain range mink cover or soothing grey cotton. See product details below for sizes/dimensions.

Mink with Sensory Dots
Smooth Mink Mountain
Grey Cotton

Free & Fast Delivery

Have your blanket within 2-5 business days. Sent directly from our Canterbury warehouse.

Ultra soft and designed for better sleep 

Includes 1x removable and machine washable cover + 1x cotton weighted insert.

Non-Toxic Oeko-Tex Certifited

A natural, safe solution to improving sleep and reducing stress. Our blankets are OEKO-TEX certified.

Kids Blanket Dimensions:

  • 2.2kg blanket dimensions: 92cm x 122cm
  • 3.2kg blanket dimensions: 105cm x 153cm
  • 4.5kg blanket dimensions: 105cm x 153cm

Each kids blanket features:

  • A cotton weighted insert filled with fine-grade glass beads
  • Precise stitching and premium rope ties to ensure weight stays evenly distributed
  • A luxuriously soft mink or cotton cover, easy to remove and wash

When your little one and their blanket become inevitably attached at the hip, spills and mishaps are unavoidable. That’s why our covers are removable and machine washable, holding their quality and softness with each wash. We recommend using a gentle cycle and air drying. 

If you’d like to wash your weighed inner, hand wash with cold water and air dry.

Purchase with confidence knowing:

  • You can test out your blanket risk free for 30 sleeps, with our 100% money back guarantee.
  • If you decide our blankets aren’t for you, simply send it back for a full refund (no questions asked).
  • We don’t just preach premium quality, we practice it with our 5 year warranty.

What Weight Should I Get?

Our weighted blankets are designed to be around 10% of your child’s body weight. Use our quick and easy weight guide below to determine which blanket is perfect for them.

Their Weight: Their Perfect Match:
Less Than 25kg 2.2kg Kids Blanket
25kg to 35kg 3.2kg Kids Blanket
35kg to 50kg 4.5kg Kids Blanket
50kg to 75kg 6.8kg Blanket

A Natural, Stress-Free Bedtime

We know how stressful bedtime can be if your little one finds it hard to settle. Tears, tantrums, stress and fatigue — it’s no fun. With a weighted blanket, you can help your child improve their sleep and reduce their stress levels, naturally. No harsh chemicals, no unwanted side-effects, just ultra-calming weight that’s scientifically proven to encourage a deep sense of calm in their mind and body.

"My daughter with sensory needs always struggled with getting into a restful state to be able to sleep. From about the first night of using this calming blanket she stayed in her bed and was able to fall asleep in a much more peaceful frame of mind. This has continued ever since! Now I ask myself why I didn't purchase this blanket for her sooner!"

- Vicky C, A Sleep Heavy Customer

Worried your child might not like a weighted blanket? Why not give it a go? With a 30 day no risk money back guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose and a lifetime of stress-free bedtimes to gain.

Trusted by Healthcare Professionals

"Sleep Heavy's weighted blanket has been a great help for some of my clients who have experienced difficulty sleeping and staying calm, and for those who suffer from anxiety. Sleep Heavy blankets can be a really useful and empowering tool that can help a person feel more rested and grounded during times of emotional distress."

Jamie Schipper

Occupational Therapist

Sensory Pathways OT Ltd

Meet Andy...

Andy purchased a Sleep Heavy blanket for her son, who is on the Autism spectrum.

Before using a Sleep Heavy blanket, Andy’s son would find it hard to settle in the evenings and get to sleep. Nights of restlessness, discomfort and stress lead to days of fatigue, sensitivity and difficulty.

Our Sleep Heavy weighted blanket helped Andy’s son get the deep, calm, interrupted sleep he deserves so that he could be his best self at school and throughout the day. 

Andy purchased her blanket for her son, but she admits she’s used it herself to help her unwind after a long day...

"“The blanket is super soft and I think that’s why I’ve found it so relaxing, that along with the weight… It just has a super calming feel to it."

Watch a snippet of Andy's story here:

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    Evlyn T.
    New Zealand

    Falling asleep

    Since he moved to the big bed he could not fall asleep on his own. We are slowly transitioning him back to the routine and definitely can see the difference after using this weighted blanket, he feels more secure and he fall asleep faster with no assistance. This moose blanket has become his cuddly. Love love and can’t recommend enough. We have the 3.2kg.

    Hannah S.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Totally worth it

    Wish I had purchased my blanket ages ago! Best sleep I've had in years!!

    Nicola W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Kids weighted blanket

    A birthday present for my daughter, she loved it and is nodding off quicker by using it.

    Donna W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Highly recommended

    Superb service and product. My son has started using this with good results. I would highly recommend trying this for anxiety and settling

    Yvonne D.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great product!

    The blanket has helped my son sleep so much better. Wish I’d purchased it earlier. Shipping was fast as well.

    Sandra C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Weighted blanket

    The blanket was purchased for my 5 year old grandson to help him with the fear of sleep and anxiety. It’s early days but so far he loves the feel of it

    Romina L.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Weighted blanket for kids

    very nice, the blanket is a lifesaver, my child is on the spectrum and this blanket helps him with good nights rest! Love it!!

    Damelza R.
    New Zealand New Zealand


    Loving it. Don't regret it,worth the investment!!

    Jessica W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Love it

    I love my big white heavy blanket. Its so comfortable and has helped me have a much deeper sleep each night.

    Aimee E.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Our journey

    My 10 yr old has always struggled with going to sleep she gets very anxious at night, we have tried everything and just didn’t know what to do to help her relax and sleep. She has been using the blanket for 2 weeks now and we have noticed a change. Once in bed under her blanket she seems more relaxed and is able to fall asleep faster . We still have a way to go but this is a wonderful start! Thanks

    Jacqui R.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great Blanket - Perfect Size, Weight and Cover Fabric

    I bought this for my son and he really loves it. I love that the covers can be removed for washing and can be swapped around to suit the seasons.

    Sarah D.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Kids review

    Has been good at helping reduce my sons night terrors and seems to sleep better overall. Looking at getting another one for my daughter

    Rowanne M.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Sleep heavy blanket

    Where do I start, I haven’t slept so good in god knows how long. I absolutely love this product so much that I purchased one for my child, to hopefully give her a restful nights sleep, thank you so much I highly recommend this to everyone x

    Shelley-Rae G.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Kids weighted blanket

    Really easy to use my 11 year old daughter put the weighted blanket into the cover by herself as she’s been inseparable from it right from the start, sleeps with it every night and brings it out into the lounge with her in the morning also comes home from school and the first thing she does is wrap herself in her blanket, it has been incredibly helpful with her sleep and anxiety, I totally recommend this product and will get 1 for my son.

    Alison H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great blanket!

    Helps our 3 year old sleep much better, nice and warm and cosy

    Kylie R.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Snuggle bunny

    Who doesn’t love a snuggle bunny....I can assure you my 10 year old does. After years of separation anxiety & the up & down game I can truly say the kids weighted blanket has been an angel sent from heaven. My son now sleeps all night with no interrupted sleep ❤️⭐️

    Melissa J.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Kids’ blanket

    I bought the blanket for my nephew who has autism. From the first night he used it he’s managed to sleep through without waking repeatedly in the night. Will be great for winter as the blanket is warm too. Very happy with this purchase and will look at purchasing a blanket for myself.

    Catherine E.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great comfort

    My daughter (miss 9yr old) loves the heaviness and finds getting to sleep is easier. (Her words)

    Brigitte Y.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Blanket is a hit

    My little boy loves this blanket, calls it his snuggly blanket and there has definitely been an improvement in his sleep and I think it will only get better.

    Grete B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Bought for my 2.5 year old

    I got the kids sized blanket and she requests it now for watching TV. Has definitely helped her to relax and be less restless and fall asleep easier! Still have some nights where she wakes but not kicking off blankets all the time. Decided to use sleep heavy because it has a money back deal and I was worried she may not like it / use it. Also happy to be supporting an nz owned business. Before purchasing I did contact and had a swift reply that was helpful. So good work on customer service as well :)


    What weight should I get?

    We have a quick and easy weight guide that can help you determine which blanket is perfect for you. If you have further questions about which weight to go for, feel free to email us on support@sleepheavy.co.nz or phone 021 423 989. We’re always here to chat. 

    I’m a hot sleeper, will Sleep Heavy blankets make me overheat?

    Not at all. Although our blankets are heavy, they’re designed to be breathable, especially our bamboo and cotton blankets. Cotton and bamboo helps regulate your body temperature by absorbing and retaining heat from your body, keeping you the perfect temperature all night long.

    Can I return/exchange my blanket if I get the wrong weight?

    Yes, of course, so long that it’s within 30 days. Simply request an exchange and our courier will collect your blanket from your door, return it for you and deliver the right size.

    How long does shipping take?

    Your blanket will be dispatched from our Christchurch warehouse, and will be with you within 2-3 business days. Rural areas may take a day or two longer.

    How will a Sleep Heavy weighted blanket help with my anxiety?

    Our weighted blankets use a method called Deep Pressure Stimulation. The weight from your blanket encourages your body to make the switch from fight or flight to rest and digest, bringing a sense of calm and peace to your mind and body. You can find out more about how our blankets work here. 



      Selecting Your Size

      Size Guide

      Premium weighted blankets to help you drift away into a peaceful slumber for any size bed.

      King/Queen Weighted Blanket - 218cm x 228cm

      Queen Bed

      King Bed

      Super King

      Double Weighted Blanket - 152cm x 203cm

      King Single

      Double Bed

      Queen Bed

      Single Weighted Blanket - 122cm x 183cm

      Single Bed

      King Single

      Double Bed

      Kids Weighted Blanket - 104cm x 152cm

      Single Bed

      King Single

      Double Bed

      The above sizes are just a guide and it often comes down to personal preference. If you do end up with a size that doesn't work for you simply send it back for a free exchange.