A weighted blanket should be between 5 to15% of your body weight to be effective. It is a personal choice how much weight to choose. Most often people opt for too little. If you are looking to save cost you are better off going down a size rather than reducing the weight. This is because you can always use the blanket over top of a larger blanket but it is challenging to add weight without adding too much warmth.
To figure out your best weight range, take your weight in pounds and multiply it by 0.05 and 0.15. This will give you range that will work, as 15% of your body weight is the max you should consider, especially for kids. If you would like a personalized recommendation that includes extrapolating for the weight being spread across a larger surface area, please email us with your height and weight.
In the meantime I made up this chart that should help answer the question “What size of weighted blanket is right for me?”