CricInfo title How do I know how many blankets I should buy?
“There’s no magic formula for deciding how many layers I should purchase, but I’ve found that the blanket should be between 5 and 10 feet long.”
For some, it’s the same as picking up a pair of socks and going for a jog or running around a field.
“A 5-foot blanket will do for most people,” said Jennifer Gullion, a registered dietitian who specializes in weight loss and exercise.
“I would say it should be about 10 to 15 feet for someone who’s not a very active person.”
A 5.5-foot-by-5.5 foot blanket can fit comfortably under most people’s shoulders and legs, and has a high stretchiness, which means you can easily fold it into itself.
“It has a lot of support, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off,” said Gullions, who recommends that people with a smaller waist be careful when picking up blankets.
The easiest way to decide how much of a blanket to buy is to use a blanket shopping list.
To make one, draw a circle on your chart and then tally how many pieces you plan to use.
The number in the middle should be the weight of the blanket.
That number will give you the size of the whole blanket.
You can add additional pieces if you want to.
For instance, if you plan on buying a 10-foot piece of blanket, you could weigh your total weight and add 5.75 pounds to that number.
If you have to decide on the length of the blankets, you can do the math in the following way:If you don�t have a shopping list, weigh your blankets by weighing them.
Then subtract 5.25 pounds, or 10 inches.
The length of a 5- to 10- foot blanket will vary depending on the type of blanket you want, but it should weigh between 5.00 and 5.35 pounds.
For a more comfortable blanket, use the following rules:Don�t buy a 5.0- or 5.10-foot size.
A 5.50- or 6.5 and a 10.0.
To buy a 10, put the blanket down on a table and measure it out from side to side.
Then fold the fabric over and measure out from top to bottom.
You will need to measure your distance from each edge of the fabric.
Then buy a 7- to 9-foot length.
You could use the same rule you used for the 5- and 10- to make the decision.
If you decide on a 9- to 12-foot measurement, add a few inches to that measurement.
A 9-to-12-foot (5.00 to 5.55 inches) blanket is the perfect size for a baby in a newborn sling or a baby who needs support for a while, but may need a bigger blanket for a longer period.
A 9- by 9-by (6.00 inches) is the ideal length for a newborn baby in the back, while a 10 by 10-by(7.50 inches) or 12 by 11-by 8-by or 9 by 9 by 10 (9.75 inches) are ideal lengths for a child who needs a larger blanket.
To compare your blanket sizes and weight, use a measuring tape or measuring cup and write down the width of each side, the length, and the weight.
Then measure the blanket to find the total weight of each piece.
To find the width and length of each layer, count the total number of inches between the edges of the fold, then multiply that number by the length to get the total length of that piece of fabric.
For example, a 12 by 6.75-by length is about 7 inches, so if you had a 5×7 blanket with a 9×9-by layer, the total is 6.625 inches.
To check your blanket weight, put it in a measuring cup, place it in the measuring cup with the measuring tape, and measure the measuring length.
If the measuring measurement is greater than or equal to the total width of the layer, then you can add a layer.
For example, if the measuring is 6 inches by 6 inches, you have a 5 by 6 layer.
You would add a 3-inch layer.
To determine your weight, divide the total by the total.
To determine your total length, multiply that by the amount of fabric you need to add to get that total length.
For instance, a 3 by 4.75 piece of 10 by 12 is 3.75 by 4 inch, so multiplying that by 4 would result in 3.625 by 4, or a total of 3.6 inches, which is the correct amount of length for you.
You may also want to check the label of your blanket for the total amount of weight of every layer.
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