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.
Orders placed before 5pm EST will ship that same day Monday thru Friday. Orders placed Friday afternoon after 5pm EST or over the weekend will ship on Monday. Saturday deliveries are enabled for most delivery addresses in the US. An automatic email with tracking information is generated the same day that your order ships so you can track your delivery.
Free delivery includes Home delivery service with FedEx or UPS. Orders are delivered on the West Coast within 2 business days, and the East Coast within 5 to 7 business days at the latest. Beginning on October 20th, free shipping will include delivery to the East Coast within 2 to 3 business days as well.
ORDERING IN CANADA
Baloo 15 lb and 20 lb weighted blankets are available in Canada through Amazon.ca. Orders ship from within Canada for fast delivery. The 12 lb Mini weighted blanket will be available through Amazon beginning in early August. Linen duvet covers will be available in mid-September.
If you're happy with your order, please leave us a review on Amazon and we'll donate $5 on your behalf to the Pajama Program. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at email@example.com so we can help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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.
We do realize that this may be your first time to try a weighted blanket, and it may not be a fit.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return your order for a refund. We ask for returns to be initiated within 30 days of delivery to give you time to get used to the new feeling. It may take several nights sleeping with a weighted blanket to adjust. 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 FedEx 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.
*Orders shipped outside the US are not eligible for return or exchange. Orders purchased through balooliving.com are eligible for a refund with proof of order, e.g. order number or the email address associated with the order. Items purchased from 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.
All returns are inspected, and those in very good or 'like new' condition are offered for sale as refurbished items. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a refurbished blanket at a discount by emailing email@example.com.
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.