The question of proper weight is often asked when customers are contemplating a weighted blanket. There is a "typical" formula used to help with deciding on the proper weight for your new blanket. We have provided a chart for reference. Weight is determined by the USERS BODY WEIGHT. The best answer though, is always to ask a licensed therapist, or your physician for their recommendation. Please remember that a weighted blanket should never be used as a restraint or as a punishment.