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Blanket Sizes: Which Size Is Right For You?

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Blanket Sizes: Which Size Is Right For You?

Blankets are used gradually throughout different stages of life, from an infant to a toddler to a child’s first bed. But blankets have other purposes as well, they can be used decoratively or as bedding to help you stay warm on cold nights. A blanket makes beds cozier and more comfortable, which makes it a great addition to any bedroom! With different blanket sizes and materials available on the market, which blanket size is right for you?

Blanket sizes aren’t standardized and their materials can range from large and heavy wool to light and airy cotton. The size of a blanket can affect how useful it is, so finding the right blanket will depend on the space it’s covering or what it’s being used for.

What is the difference between a blanket, comforter, and duvet?

Before jumping into the world of blankets, let’s cover the difference between a blanket, comforter, and duvet because it can get confusing. A blanket is made out of one layer of fabric, which can be wool, cotton, fleece, polyester, or other fibers. A comforter and a duvet both include fillings to have a fluffy and thick form. The filling is usually a down or down alternative like synthetic fibers.

A comforter is one piece with the filling sewn inside of it, while a duvet is twofold, as it consists of two parts: an insert and a duvet cover. The insert works as the filling for a duvet. Both bedding options are great heat insulators because of their fillings.

As for blankets, they are essential to maintain the warmth of one's body. The thermal efficiency of blankets helps in retaining the heat generated by the human body during rest. A blanket can be placed under or on top of a duvet or comforter for extra coziness.

Different Blanket Sizes

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Blanket sizes vary depending on their purpose, we’ve listed the different sizes below so that you can settle on the right blanket size for your needs.

  • Lovey - A lovey blanket is a security blanket for babies, one they can cuddle with and hold close to them as they sleep - it provides babies with a sense of comfort and support. Loveys are made of very soft material and have a stuffed animal attached to them. The blanket dimensions are usually 12 by 12 inches. It is recommended to give lovey blankets to babies that are older than one year to ensure their safety while sleeping.
  • Baby - Baby blankets can be used for many things, they can be placed on the floor to lay a baby or used as a cover during short naps. The blanket dimensions are 14 by 16 inches and they’re usually crocheted. Baby blankets are made from bright colors and fun patterns to appeal to babies. A baby blanket often becomes a keepsake in the family and is used for the next generation of children.
  • Cradle - As the name suggests, a cradle blanket is designed to fit into a baby’s cradle, it can be used under a baby or as a cover. Cradle blanket sizes are mostly 14 by 30 inches and are used for toddlers or babies over 12 months old.
  • Preemie - Preemie is short for premature babies, so preemie blankets are blankets donated by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to premature newborns. They are used to swaddle babies until they leave the NICU and they’re usually knitted blankets. Preemie blanket sizes are usually 18 by 24 inches.
  • Stroller - Stroller blankets are versatile and come in a comfortable size, their approximate sizes are 30 by 36 inches. This type of blanket can be used under a baby for extra softness, in a car seat, or to cover a baby when pushing a stroller. Stroller blankets are like lapghans, but for babies.
  • Receiving - Receiving blankets are often confused with swaddling blankets because both can be used for swaddling a baby. Receiving blanket sizes are 40 x 40 inches, they are slightly smaller than a swaddle blanket. They’re made of a thin and soft material to use for swaddling without overheating the baby. They can also be used as a cover, a burp cloth, or a changing surface.
  • Crib - Crib blankets are slightly larger in size to comfortably fit in a crib, they can be used as a swaddle or a cover as the baby sleeps. Crib blanket sizes are mostly 45 by 60 inches. They can be used with infants or toddlers and are a go-to blanket for emergencies, quick changes, or naps.
  • Throw - A throw blanket is a lightweight blanket that is mostly used for decor but can also be used as a light cover for a quick nap or while watching TV. It isn’t the same as a bed blanket, which can fully cover you and is used while sleeping at night. Throw blanket sizes differ, but they mostly measure 50 by 60 inches. Throw blankets can be used as decor by placing them on the edge of the bed or couch - it’ll add warmth to the room.
  • Weighted - A weighted blanket is heavier than a regular blanket. It is designed to apply pressure on the body and has been proven to be helpful for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia, and autism. Weighted blanket sizes are usually 60 by 80 inches, to comfortably wrap around you, but they can be found in bigger or smaller sizes as well.
  • Afghans & Lapghans - Afghan blankets were named after their origin country, Afghanistan, and they are crocheted blankets made of karakul wool. They often feature vibrant colors and decorative designs - an afghan can be used for decoration or warmth because of its heavy texture. Afghan blanket sizes vary, but they’re mostly 50 by 65 inches. On the other hand, a lapghan is a type of afghan that is a lap-size version. It is primarily used by wheelchair users in nursing homes or hospitals. Lapghan blanket sizes are often 36 by 48 inches.

Blanket Sizes For Mattresses

Blanket Sizes For Mattresses | Puffy

Bed blanket sizes will vary depending on your mattress dimensions, the blanket size should correlate to the mattress or it should be slightly larger. Taking into consideration the mattress thickness, make sure it is a few inches wider from the side and longer from the bottom for it to fit the mattress perfectly.

  • Twin: Blanket sizes for twin mattresses are often 65 by 90 inches. This is long enough to cover the sleeper’s entire body. It is also suitable for a twin XL mattress, which is an extra 5 inches longer than the twin size.
  • Full or Double: For this mattress type, the blanket size should be 80 by 90 inches. It’ll cover a full or double mattress and it can also be used on a twin mattress if you want to wrap yourself in a blanket.
  • Queen: Queen blankets are usually 90 by 100 inches, they work perfectly on a queen bed but can also be used on a king size or a full for extra coverage. The queen blanket is a large and flexible size that works with multiple mattress sizes.
  • King: King size blankets are the biggest size available, their measurements are 108 by 100 inches. This blanket size is suitable for a king or California king mattress. However, it won’t fully cover a California king because it is 4 inches longer than a king size. It can also be used on a queen size bed but will slightly drape from the sides.

Puffy’s Blanket Sizes

Puffy blankets are designed to provide comfort, warmth, and a unique decor element - all in one. We have a wide range of blanket sizes that will accommodate any mattress size.

Puffy Blanket

Puffy’s Blanket Sizes

The Puffy blanket is a double-sided blanket that is faux fur on one side and plush micro mink on the other side, making it comfortable and cozy from all angles. The soft and lightweight feel won’t add extra weight to you as you sleep, it’ll only keep you cozy. This blanket will suit any bedroom decor with its two-toned, gray, and ivory design - guaranteed to add luxurious elegance to your room. You can even use it as a bed throw by placing it on the edge of your bed or couch. Catering to all mattresses, the blanket sizes are:

  • Small: The small blanket size is 65 by 50 inches, making it suitable for twin or twin xl beds. You can also use it as a lap blanket or as a cover for a quick nap!
  • Medium: The medium blanket size is 92 by 85 inches. This size is perfect for a full or queen bed, it can also be used on a twin if you want it to drape from the sides. You can easily curl under this blanket on a cold night and be fully covered.
  • Large: The largest blanket size is 108 by 90 inches. This blanket can be used on a queen, king, or Cal king mattress. Unlike most king blankets, our large blanket will easily cover the extra height of a Cal king - ensuring your toes stay toasty.

Puffy Weighted Blanket

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The Puffy weighted blanket has a dual feel - it has cotton on one side and plush micro mink on the other side, offering breathable and weighted comfort. This blanket features a gentle pressure stimulation that’ll relax your body and help you sleep longer. It is ideal for those who are stressed or suffer from anxiety, autism, or restless sleep. It comes in three different blanket sizes and weight options:

  • Twin: The twin blanket size is 48 by 72 inches and it weighs 15 lbs, it is the perfect weight for lighter bodies. It gives them a gentle and reassuring hug as they sleep. It can be used on a twin or twin xl bed.
  • Queen: The queen blanket is a great option for a double or queen bed. The blanket size is 60 by 80 inches and it weighs 15 lbs. This lightweight option ensures you’re perfectly wrapped without you overheating or adding extra weight.
  • King: Our king blanket is 80 by 87 inches and weighs 20 lbs, making it suitable for heavier bodies. It appropriately fits on a queen, king, or Cal king bed. This blanket will add the right amount of pressure, making it feel like a hug.

Different Blanket Materials

Different Blanket Sizes | Puffy

Blankets come in a variety of materials, such as cotton, fleece, wool, or knitted yarn. Some materials are more durable and softer than others. The most commonly used materials are:

  • Cotton: Cotton comes on top of this list because it’s the most breathable and soft material. You can use it for a blanket to make it heavier or lighter. It also offers unique temperature control, which is why it is used in bedsheets and pillows as well.
  • Wool: Blankets made of this heavy material mostly use sheep’s wool in addition to synthetic fibers. Wool isn’t breathable so a wool blanket can make you overheat and sweat a lot. This also isn’t the best option for those who suffer from asthma or allergies as it can gather dust and other allergens.
  • Synthetic Fibers: The most popular blanket material used are synthetic fibers, such as polyester, acrylic, or fleece. Synthetic fibers are inexpensive, durable, and hypoallergenic. They’re also super soft, lightweight, and heat-resistant, so they’ll prevent night sweats.

FAQ’s

Should I buy a blanket bigger than my bed?

If you want to fully wrap yourself in a blanket or you’re sharing the bed with someone, then maybe you should consider upgrading your blanket one size up. Alternatively, your blanket size should correlate to your mattress size.

Is there a blanket bigger than a king?

The king blanket is the most popular blanket size for large beds like the king or Cal king mattress. It measures 108 by 100 inches, which should be slightly bigger than the mattress. However, there is also an oversized king blanket that approximately measures 132 by 120 inches. But this size will be too big, even for a Cal king bed.

What size blanket goes on a queen size bed?

A queen bed dimensions are 60 by 80 inches, it is the most popular mattress size on the market and you can easily find blanket sizes for it. A suitable blanket size for a queen bed will be a full blanket, which is usually 80 by 90 inches, or a queen blanket, which is 90 by 100 inches - both options will cover the bed.

Conclusion: Choosing The Right Blanket Size

It’s important to remember that blanket sizes vary depending on what you’re using them for. If you’re buying a standard bed blanket, consider taking your mattress measurements - your blanket should be the same size or slightly larger, depending on your mattress thickness. With a Puffy blanket, we got you ‘covered’ no matter what your mattress size is!



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