Here will be checking out the Bearaby weighted blanket.
This is is their Knitted Cotton Napper, and it’s their best selling blanket.
In this article, I’ll go over the Bearaby weighted blanket’s construction, how I felt using it, who it’s good for, who it’s not so good for. And at the end of the article, I’ll be answering some of your frequently asked questions.
Let’s get into the Bearaby weighted blanket and see what all the fuss is about.
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This blanket looks a lot like an Afghan blanket that your grandmother may have knit for you as a kid.
Although it doesn’t have grandma’s sweet touch, it is hand knit made with 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex for a little added stretch.
This design is unique since most weighted blankets we see come with a fill, which is what gives the blanket its weight.
But with the Bearaby, you’re getting that weight from the actual cotton materials.
What I especially love is the open knit design. So one common complaint with weighted blanket is that they can get hot throughout the night and trap your body heat inside.
But with this design, the holes allow for great airflow, so you’re still getting the weight and the cuddling sensation without any heat retention, which is really unique because weighted blanket aren’t always known for their breathability.
As for weight and color, the Bearaby becomes in three different weights, 15, 20 and 25 pounds and five different color options.
When it comes to determining the best weight for you, I recommend calculating 10% of your body weight.
So if you are around 150 pounds, so 10% of that would be 15. I would go for the 15 pound blanket option. But if you are around 200 pounds, 10% of your body weight would be 20 pounds. You would go for the 20 pound blanket.
It’s important to note, this blanket is made for individual use. It’s long at 72 inches but not very wide, so this blanket is not made to share with a partner or a child. It’s just meant to cover your body completely.
Now that the basic stuff is out of the way, let’s get into why you’re really here.
The feel of this blanket.
This blanket has great weight distribution due to the knitted design. The weight of the blanket is uniform throughout.
Most traditional weighted blankets have small beads woven into the blanket that can sometimes bunch up on one side, causing uneven distribution.
The spandex in the materials construction also makes it stretchy, so it moved with me easily as I changed sleeping positions throughout the night.
I touched on this a bit in the last section, but I love how this blanket did not make me feel stuffy or hot over prolonged use. The opened knit design allows for great airflow, your body heat won’t get retained and it’ll be great for year round use both summer and winter.
Personally, sometimes weighted blanket can have me feeling a bit claustrophobic. But with this design I had room to move and I didn’t feel like I was being confined to a straitjacket.
So if you’re someone who has been shying away from a weighted blanket because of that reason, or you or a loved one has sensory issues, this could be a great option for you.
Moving on to the pros and cons. I outlined the best and worst aspects of the Bearaby Cotton Napper to help see if this blanket is right for you.
Starting off with the pros, this blanket has a top of the line breathable and stretchy design, so thanks to that openweave concept and materials like cotton and spandex, this blanket allows for airflow. It’s breathable and moves with you when you move from different sleeping positions.
Moving on to number two, this blanket comes with multiple weight options, so the Napper is available in 15, 20, and 25 pounds. You can find the best fit for your body type.
Moving on, you can machine wash and dry the Bearaby blanket, so it’s great for easy upkeep and just if you have any hypoallergenic concerns, it’s really easy to clean.
Moving on to the last pro, this blanket will promote overall better sleep. Weighted blankets are shown to help alleviate stress and anxiety and release serotonin and melatonin in your body, which will help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Like I said earlier, this blanket is made for individual use, so although it comes in multiple size and weight options, this blanket is made for just one person, so you can’t share it with a partner or a child, or drape it over a big king size bed.
Moving on to the next con, this blanket is going to have a really long dry time. So like I said, you can throw it in the dryer. It’s just going to take a few cycles to get fully dry. And also, Bearaby says to not hang dry this blanket because you potentially risk ruining the holes and stretching them out.
Moving on to the next con, your fingers and toes or foot maybe could go rogue in those holes thanks to that design. Just the nature of moving around. You might have a finger or toe that just pops out, so that’s not something that sounds comfortable. That might happen with this blanket.
And lastly, this is not the most budget friendly option. These Bearaby blankets retail for well over $200, so it’s not the most budget friendly option.
I’m going to go over some quick hits regarding Bearaby’s policies so you know exactly what to expect when you go to buy.
The Bearaby Cotton Napper comes with a 30 day return or exchange period. If you do decide to return your blanket within that time frame, you’ll have to cover a small processing fee, but this blanket does ship for free within the contiguous United States, but doesn’t come with a warranty.
It’s time to get into some frequently asked questions about the Bearaby weighted blanket. Let’s get into it.
Are Bearaby weighted blankets worth the cost?
I know that this blanket is on the pricier side, but most good quality, durable weighted blanket are going to cost between $100 and $300. Although this blanket is on the pricier end of that spectrum, it’s because it’s handmade, it’s good quality. It’s going to last you a while, so I think they’re worth it.
Are Bearaby blankets any good?
Yes, like I just said, these blankets are handmade. They’re designed to be durable. They’re made with high quality organic materials, so I think they’re pretty good.
Which Bearaby blankets are the best?
Bearaby offers six different models. Their Cotton Napper is their best seller, and it’s also a great starter option.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.