If I don't love my blanket, can I return it for a full refund?
Yes, if it is a non-custom blanket. See our 100% Guarantee for details. Send us an email at Returns and let us know that you're sending it back. As long as it's within ten days of receiving the blanket and still in new condition, we'll issue you a full refund once we receive it. But you'll have to pay for return shipping.
How do I know what size to get?
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' 10" do very well with a 16 pound blanket and users taller than 5' 10" find the 18 pound blanket to be ideal.
How does The Magic Blanket work?
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 benefitial 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.
How did you come up with name 'The Magic Blanket'?
Originally, we wanted to call our blanket "The Original Beanie Blanket." In 1998, we filed for a trademark application for the name. Ty Corporation, the owner of the 'Beanie Babies' brand imposed a cease and desist order. So we ceased and desisted. We then started calling our weighted blanket 'The Original Bean Blanket." Over the years, we have heard many, many wonderful stories from our customers about how our blanket worked wonders with their children and themselves. And then we heard that several of our customers were calling their blanket "their magic blanket." That's when it hit us. The effects of a weighted blanket can work magic, so we changed the name to more accurately reflect how people feel about our blanket.
Do you use beans in your blanket?
No. We use plastic poly pellets. Similar to what is used in a Beanie Baby. These plastic poly pellets are BPA-free, hypo-allergenic and are high-heat tolerant, which means they can be dried in the dryer as high as you'd like. Although, we recommend drying on low to medium heat, which helps preserve the fabric texture.
How are the blankets made?
Our blankets are made with an inner liner and the 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.
How did you come up with the size of your blankets?
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.
Are these blankets durable enough to endure years of washing?
Yes. We use only the highest quality fabric and make them on heavy duty machines with industrial strength thread.
Magic Blankets made with fleece, cotton or flannel can be machine washed with cold water on the gentle cycle and dried on low heat in the dryer. The fleece will actually get even softer with each washing.
Our super-ultra-soft chenille and minky blankets can also be machine washed with cold water and washed on regular cycle. But we recommend the chenille be line dried. We hang ours over our stair banister overnight. Or if you choose to dry chenille in the dryer, choose the "air dry" setting.
How long will it take to ship my order?
Blankets will take two or three days to make.
What is the Magic Blanket Lite?
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 not on the spectrum with 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 is making wishes comes true, one gentle hug at a time.