Frequently Asked Questions
ARE WEIGHTED BLANKETS HOT?
Heavy does not mean hot, when you choose a weighted blanket with breathable fabrics. Baloo uses soft, premium cotton, designed to be cool and breathable for year-round use in all climates. The weight comes from glass micro-beads which are not heat trapping.
We've heard from many customers, including those experiencing hot flashes and hot sleepers, that the blanket was not too hot and helped with better sleep.
EXTENDED HOLIDAY RETURNS
Orders placed after November 20 will be eligible for return and refund until January 15th, in lieu of our standard 30 day return window. To make a return, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will confirm that your order is eligible* and send you a prepaid shipping label using our negotiated rates. Once we receive the blanket back in original condition, we issue a refund to your original method of payment minus the amount of the return shipping.
*Items purchased through a store or retail website should be returned to the merchant.
Unfortunately, we are not able to process exchanges. However, we will accept your original item when eligible as a return for a refund, meaning you can place a new order to ship out immediately.
ORDERING IN THE UK, GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN & ITALY
Baloo's 15 lb and 20 lb weighted blankets are available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain through Amazon. Orders ship from within the EU for fast delivery. The 12 lb Mini weighted blanket is not available at this time.
If you're happy with your order, please leave us a review on Amazon and we'll donate $5 to the Pajama Program on your behalf. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at email@example.com so we can help.
If you would like to be notified when Baloo's products become available for international shipping from the US, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will gladly keep in touch.
WHICH BLANKET IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The general guide is to choose a blanket that's 8 to 12 percent of your body weight. If you fall in the middle of the range, there are a few factors to consider. Choose the 15 lb if you usually sleep on your side, or have joint pain, especially in your knees, hips, or back. Choose the 20 lb weight if you are a healthy adult who usually sleeps on their front or back.
The 12 lb Mini blanket feels very similar in weight to the 15 lb blanket - due to its smaller size the weight is more concentrated on the body.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY WEIGHTED BLANKET OR DUVET?
Our weighted blankets are safe for the washing machine and dryer. We recommend using cold water on the gentle cycle with whites only, and drying on low heat. The blankets will dry surprisingly quickly, so they don't need a long dryer cycle. For best results do not dry clean or iron.
Linen duvet covers are machine washable on cold and dryer safe. These premium 100% French linen duvets will become softer and softer with every wash.
Baloo guarantees the quality of each of our products—if you experience a problem due to materials or workmanship at any time in the life of the product, please contact us so we can repair or replace your purchase.
Our products are certified vegan through the Vegan Awareness Foundation.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OEKO-TEX AND ORGANIC CERTIFICATION?
Organic certification addresses how the raw materials for a fabric are grown. Oeko-Tex certification is an indication of how the fabric is processed, including things like dyes and finishes. Oeko-Tex textiles and fabrics are free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
Organic certification means that textile and fabric products are grown according to strict guidelines on the use of petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, and synthetic products.
To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. The certification is voluntary, must be updated annually, and is conducted by independent third party laboratories. Oeko-Tex is a global standard measured the same way across all countries.
Baloo blankets do contain a thin layer of polyester batting, which is in place to secure the weighted glass microbeads and keep them from pooling within the blanket.