We invented the Weighted Blanket 20 years ago. Since then, Weighted blankets, like The Magic Blanket™ , have shown to generate proprioceptive input on our bodies. For many people, this input causes the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, among others. These neurotransmitters released by the brain have naturally calming effects, which have proven to be beneficial for people experiencing sensory integration disorder, anxiety, stress, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome. It's important to note that The Magic Blanket is not a substitute for care from an occupational therapist or mental health professional.
No. We discovered many years ago that using a zipper and ties to secure the heavy inner liner to the outer, removable cover was not effective. The zipper teeth would likely become misaligned and jammed after only a few exposures to the spinning, tumbling and agitation experienced from washing and drying. Also, cloth ties are prone to breaking and/or becoming loose, resulting in the inner liner separating from the outer liner. To learn more, click here.
Magic Blankets made with minky, cotton, flannel or fleece can be machine washed with cold water on the regular cycle and dried on low to medium heat in the dryer. Do not use fabric softeners with the minky fabric.
Our super-ultra-soft chenille blankets can also be machine washed with cold water on regular cycle. It can be machine dried on a low heat setting or air dried. Do not use fabric softeners with the chenille fabric.
*Please note - using fabric softener on any of the fabrics is NOT recommended.
Our blankets are made in the United States with an inner liner and an outer layer, which consists of either Chenille, Minky, Cotton, Flannel or Fleece. There are no visible seams, giving the blanket a smooth and elegant look.
The inner liner is made from cotton and constructed with two panels that form the quilted squares in which we place the poly pellets. This keeps the weight evenly dispersed. We then cover the inner liner with the outer layer, so you don't see any stitching.
We use only the highest quality fabric and make them on heavy duty machines with industrial strength thread. Our blankets are so durable that we offer a Lifetime Warranty. When ready to wash, the entire blanket goes into the washer and dryer.
We only use 100% new, BPA-free, non-toxic, hypo-alergenic polypropylene pellets inside our Magic Blankets. We have been using these pellets for over 20 years.
Some other weighted blanket companies are recommending glass beads. We evaluated glass beads as an alternative to poly pellets. We opted NOT to offer glass as an option after seeing how small the individual grains of glass are. They are the size of raw sugar and look like sugar, as well. Because of the very small size of each grain of glass, we felt there would be a possibility of the glass beads working their way through the seams and out of the blanket. This is a risk we are not willing to take.
One of the things that makes the Magic Blanket magical is the way it molds and conforms to the body. The Magic Blanket only uses poly pellets inside our weighted blanket. This allows our blanket to contour around the body, and makes the Magic Blanket feel like it is giving you a hug. That is why we do not use Polyfill. Polyfil stiffens the blanket resulting in the blanket laying flat on top of the body rather than molding around the body. Additionally, polyfil adds increased heat to the blanket, acting like insulation trapping body heat.
Chenille - Our most popular and luxurious fabric. It is similar to Minky but it has a longer fiber, so you can rub your fingers "through" the fabric, giving it a plush, soft feel. This blanket is cozy and warm but still breathable.
Minky - Minky has a shorter fiber, so you rub your fingers "on top" of the fibers, giving it a silky soft feel.
Cool Cotton - A cotton blend that is designed to help you not feel as warm. The fabric is very thin and is similar to a bed sheet cotton. This is perfect for warm sleepers and summer nights.
Fleece - This fabric is just straight up cozy. Fleece is perfect for keeping you warm during those cold winters.
Waterproof - This fabric will wick away moisture, sweat, or liquid. We have donated many waterproof blankets to hospitals. It is also perfect for those who run hot. This material is not like a typical waterproof raincoat. It has a very smooth silky cotton feel. Just wipe to clean.
The most important factor in determining the right size for young users, is to choose a size that allows for growth. For details on how to do this, see our Choosing The Right Weight section. Choosing a length and weight that is one or two sizes larger will ensure that your investment brings many years of comforting hugs.
For adults, we have found from our customer's experiences, that users less than 5' 7" do very well with a 16 pound blanket and users taller than 5' 8" find the 20 pound blanket to be ideal. Also, for users taller than 5' 8", make sure you choose a blanket that is at least 78-inches long. A 72-inch length blanket will likely be too short for someone taller than 5' 8".
Our blankets are designed to be long enough to extend from the chin past the toes. And wide enough to allow a person to move from side to side and not lose coverage while sleeping. Many people frequently shift positions while sleeping. A blanket that is too narrow will shift off the body when rolling from one side to the other, causing a loss of pressure on the body and causing the person to wake. For children, we found that a very effective width was 36 inches and for adults, 42 inches.
We can make a custom blanket for you of any size. However if we were to make a king size weighted blanket it would have to weigh about 40 pounds to get the same deep pressure feeling, since the bigger the blanket gets the more it has to weigh because the weight gets so spread out. We created the weighted blanket to really fit an individual so it can truly mold to the body getting that deep pressure feeling.
We heard from many of our customers that they wish we had a lighter version of our standard weighted Magic Blanket. It turns out that many of our customers were getting The Magic Blanket for a loved one who required deep pressure input. They would try the blanket as well and while the heaviness was calming, it was a bit too much.
After hearing this many times, we decided it was time for the Magic Blanket Lite. The perfect balance for those who do not crave that much weight but want just enough weight to provide that gentle and calming hug without the deeper pressure stimulation.
Perfect for seniors and adults who crave a medium weighted blanket, the Magic Blanket Lite helps you feel safe and warm, one gentle hug at a time.
If for any reason you are not 100% delighted with your Magic Blanket, you have up to 30 days after receiving your blanket to return it and have the cost of your blanket refunded back to your card. You will, however, be responsible for the return shipping. You may use any service you like (UPS, Fed EX, USPS).
The blanket must still be in new condition. If the blanket is stained, damaged or has any pet hairs, we will not be able to offer a refund.
Please note that Custom Orders are not covered by the 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org">Returns so we can expect the return. Your name and order number needs to be in the return. Also, please keep a receipt of your tracking number so we can have proof it was delivered back to us.
All Blankets are made to order and will have a 1 - 3 day manufacturing time (not including Holidays, weekends and the entire Holiday Season). Please not that if you choose an expedited shipping option it will apply after the manufacturing time.
Free shipping option could take up to 7 days to be delivered.
For shipping, we use FedEx and/or UPS so please use a street address and not a PO box. Shipping time does not include holidays or non-business days.
Canada - We are very pleased to be able to ship to Canada. However, getting blankets ready to ship to Canada will take longer - usually around 10 days (due to different shipping and customs process). Please note that customs fees may apply.