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WEIGHTED BLANKET –guidelines & safety instructions.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines please send an email to [email protected] . Using your weighted blanket: For night time use the blanket is designed to be used in conjunction with conventional bedclothes such as a duvet. The weighted blanket should be placed over the duvet covering the upper body and legs. Ensure that the blanket does not cover the face and ensure that the user can self-remove it if necessary. If the room temperature is particularly hot you should consider using a lighter duvet or fewer bedclothes. The blanket can also be used on it’s own for example on the sofa, in the car, in a sensory room etc. The weighted blanket should be used under supervision at all times. Safety guidelines: Weighted blankets should only be used with the direction and advice of your doctor, consultant, occupational therapist or other suitably qualified health professional. Ensure that the blanket is the correct weight for the user –please see the weight guide below. You should not exceed the blanket weight recommended below unless instructed by a qualified health professional such as your Occupational Therapist. Ensure that the blanket does not cover the users face and never use the blanket as a restraint. The user should be supervised and be able to self remove the blanket. Check the blanket on a regular basis for signs of wear & tear. If threads are coming loose or there are signs of cherry pips escaping you should stop using the blanket immediately. In the unlikely event of any discomfort discontinue use immediately. Keep the blanket away from heat sources, naked flames and cigarettes. Do not place on heaters or radiators. Washing Instructions: Hand Wash or Machine wash on a cool wash (30 to 40 degrees C) and allow to dry naturally. Do not tumble dry Do not Iron. Do not Dry Clean Weight Guide: The blanket weight should be in proportion to the child’s weight and physique.We recommend that the blanket should not exceed 10% of body weight unless otherwise directed by your healthcare professional. Body weight Suggested Blanket weight 2.5 to 3.5 stone 4lbs / 1.8kg 3.5 to 5.0 stone 6lbs / 3kg 5.0 to 6.5 stone 8lbs / 3.6kg 6.5 to 8.5 stone 10lbs / 4.5kg 8.5 to 10.0 stone 13lbs / 6kg 10.0 to 12.0 stone 15lbs / 7kg 12.0 stone + 13lbs / 6kg Weighted blankets should be used under the supervision of an adult at all times. Guinivere's accept no responsibility for the misuse of blankets and lap pads supplied.

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