Dreamland Baby

FAQs

 

Q: What makes Dreamland Baby special?

A: Dreamland Baby is a weighted blanket designed for baby to safely wear. The gentle weight is evenly distributed from shoulder to toe, naturally giving baby the feelings of safety, relaxation and comfort through deep touch stimulation.

Q: What is the science behind weighted blankets?

A: Weighted blankets increase serotonin and melatonin, while decreasing cortisol. Through the power of deep touch stimulation, baby feels calm and is able to sleep in longer stretched.

Q: How does my baby feel in their weighted sack?

A: Our weighted sacks take the soothing, calming comforts of a regular sleep sack and give baby that sensation of being hugged.

The benefits of hugging and cuddling are well-established. When you're hugged, you feel more secure. 

Q: How long does it take for Dreamland Baby to work? 

A: Most babies see sleep improvements in 1-7 nights. There is an adjustment period as baby is experiencing a new sensation. We notice older babies 8 months + who are more aware, take longer to see sleep improvements. Don't give up after 1 or 2 nights! 

Q: Do you recommend trying Dreamland Baby during nighttime or just for naps?

A: Both! If you want to monitor how your baby reacts to the new sensation of the weight we suggest starting with nap time. 

Q: Is Dreamland Baby safe?

A: Yes! As a mom of four safety was my # 1 consideration during the development of our wearable weighted blanket.

Dreamland Baby was developed in partnership with pediatricians, NICU nurses and certified sleep consultants.

We pulled research from a clinical study demonstrating weighted blankets are safe for newborns, significantly increase calm feelings and improve sleep patterns.

Our products are safety certified, have passed all Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, doctor approved, and the International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges the Dreamland Baby Weighted Swaddle as a “hip-healthy” product when used as directed.

Q: How much does each size weighted sack weigh?

A: 0-6 mo is indicated for infants 8 lbs and up (contains 0.8 lbs of beads)

6-12 mo is indicated for infants 15 lbs and up (contains 1.5 lbs of beads) 

12-22 mo is indicated for infants 20lbs and up (contains 2.0 lbs of beads)

Q: Is Dreamland Baby safe to use if my baby can roll?

A: Yes. The gentle weight is 10% or less body weight and will not restrict movement or weigh baby down. Baby can roll, sit, stand; anything baby can do in a non-weighted sleep sack.

Q: My baby is a tummy sleeper, can they still use Dreamland Baby?

A: It is safe to use Dreamland Baby with your tummy or stomach sleeper. Baby can roll, sit-up, stand-up, etc (anything baby could do in a non-weighted sleep sack). Dreamland Baby is only weighted on the front (the back is like a regular, non-weighted sleep sack). Baby will receive benefit of feeling calm and falling asleep faster but if baby sleeps exclusively on their stomach they may not receive full benefit of Dreamland Baby throughout the night.

Q: What are care instructions?

A:  Our products are machine washable. Recommendation is to wash on a gentle cycle, cold. Tumble dry, low heat or hang to dry. 

Q: My baby is in between sizes, do you recommend sizing up?

A:  No. Our products run true-to-size. We suggest looking at the weight/ height and choosing the size that your baby fits into best. 

Q: Is Dreamland Baby OK to use in warm weather?

A: Yes, Dreamland Baby is made of a light weight, breathable 100% cotton fabric. The inner beads do not affect how hot or cool baby feels- this is dependent on the fabric. Our products are designed to be worn year round in both warm and cool climates. 

Q: What is the TOG Rating for Dreamland Baby?

TOG is short for "thermal overall grade." The TOG rating determines thickness of the fabric. The higher the TOG rating, the warmer the garment is. Typical TOG rating for sleep sacks varying between 0-6. Ranging from a very thin cotton to a super warm fleece fabric.

Dreamland Baby has a TOG rating of 0.6. This is on the "lighter" side, meaning our weighted sleep sacks can be used year round in both warm and cool climates. 

The TOG rating of 0.6 can be used as a guideline for parents to determine what to pair with their Dreamland Baby depending on the and the time of year and the temperature inside baby's nursery. For example, the Dreamland Baby could be paired with a onesie in the summer or paired with warm, long sleeve pajamas in the winter. 

The TOG rating should be used as a guide but every baby is different. It is the caregivers responsibility to monitor baby's temperature and ensure baby does not get too hot or too cold. 

 

Q: What is the length of each weighted sack?

A: The 0-6 is 26'' shoulder to toe*

The 6-12 is 30'' shoulder to toe* 

The 12-22 is 34'' shoulder to toe*

Remember when comparing to your infant's size these are shoulder to toe measurements, not head to toe. All sizes run true-to-size for each age range. If you are unsure which size to choose, go per your baby's weight before height.

Each size can shrink up to 1'' in the washing machine*

 

 

Q: What is the return policy?

A: We offer easy returns within 30 days of product being shipped. Product being returned must be in new, unused (unworn, unwashed) condition with the original packaging and/or tags. Any item deemed "used" will be ineligible for return.

Submit your return request: HERE

Q: What is the return policy for Bundles?

A: Because our bundles are sold as a single unit with a discount, we are unable to offer partial returns. 

Q: What is the Exchange Policy?

A: If you ordered the wrong size please submit for an exchange within 10 days from receiving your product and we will gladly send you the size of your choice. 

Submit your exchange request: HERE

 

Q: How do I use my Dreamland Baby?

A: See diagram below

 

Q: What size Dreamland Baby would you recommend for the 4 month sleep regression?

A: Dreamland Baby comes in a 0-6 month weighted sack / swaddle combo. Because each infant is unique in size following the size chart is recomedned. If you have any additional sizing questions you can reach out to our customer service department at hello@dreamlandbabyco.com 

Q: If I am sleep training can I still use Dreamland Baby?

A: Absolutely. Sleep training is the process of helping a baby learn to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. Dreamland Baby can be used in any of the three most common sleep training methods; the cry it out approach, the no tears approach or the fading approach. Consistency is a key element of all three approaches, using Dreamland Baby for naps and nighttime sleep can make it an integral part of the sleep training approach. 

Q: How does Dreamland Baby help prevent the Moro reflex? 

A: There is no way to prevent the Moro reflex but there are ways to help calm a baby experiencing Moro reflex. Dreamland Baby's gentle weight in combination with the swaddle wing helps to recreate the womb environment. This helps soothe babies that are experiencing this startle reflex. Leading to your little one feeling calm, falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. See our blog articles on this topic; here, here & here. 

Q: Is there any baby safety information I should know?

A: Baby's safety is always the responsibility of baby's parent or caregiver. Always place baby on their back for sleeping. Always ensure no part of the garment interferes with the baby's breathing or cover the nose or mouth. Remove swaddle wing when baby shows signs of rolling over or breaking out of the swaddle, whichever occurs first. Never leave detached swaddle wing near baby. Ensure proper fit: baby's head and/or arms should not slip through neck and/or arm holes. Keep away from fire. 

The information provided on this website is not intended nor is implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If your baby has a pre-existing medical condition or you have other safety concerns seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. 

You can see more on our Safety page: HERE

Q: What Safety Testing Has Dreamland Baby done?

As a mom of four, safety testing and a clinical trial showing safety were two of the most important pieces that had to be in place before I intorduced Dreamland Baby to market.

My son has been sleeping in our weighted sleep sack since he was 6 months old.  The safety of my own baby and other infants who wear Dreamland Baby is something I take VERY seriously and is an absolutely top priority for our company.  

Dreamland Baby products are rigorously tested with both required and non-required testing. We ensure high quality standards and safety in every aspect of our products.

Testing Procedures Performed:

- Lead (Metal)
- Lead (Non-Metal)
- Lead (Surface Coating)
- Phalates
- Colorfastness
- Flammability of clothing textile
- Pilling Resistance
- Dimensional changes- Home Laundering
- Colorfastness to Laundering
- Thermal Transmittance
- Sharp Edges
- Sharp Points
- Small Parts: Choking Hazard
- Small Part: Use & Abuse: Torque & Tension Test
- Suffocation Hazards
-Tracking Labels for Children's Sleepwear
Size Verification of Children's Sleepwear

You can see more on our Safety page: HERE

Q: How does Dreamland Baby work?

A: Adults and children have both come to appreciate the soothing, deep-touch pressure that feels like the gentle hug of a parent. Our Dream Weighted Sacks and Swaddle offers a safe, gentle option for infants who are between 0-22 months old. With a carefully crafted design that rests weight only on the front of the blanket, the Dream Weighted Sacks and Swaddle encourages back and side sleeping for more restful, rejuvenating bedtime for your little one.

Weighted baby blankets work by providing sensory integration, a therapeutic practice that helps sleepers focus on sensory experiences, like the warmth and comfort of a blanket. The deep-touch pressure provided by the Dream Weighted Sacks and Swaddle can help soothe anxiety and encourage the body’s self-regulation for calming slumber.
The 100% soft, natural cotton of our Dream Weighted Sacks and Swaddle provides overall temperature regulation of the fabric. Each one is created with gentleness and convenience in mind, which includes two-way zipper for quick and easy diaper changes during those long nighttime hours.
Enjoy the science of deep-touch pressure and its comforting effects with the quality of materials and designs that make for safe, non-toxic products. Each Dream Weighted Sacks and Swaddle has the potential to increase serotonin and melatonin in the body for longer, happier slumber, whether it’s in the middle of the night or the middle of a daytime nap.

Q: What should I check before use?

A: Before using Dreamland Baby inspect your sleek sack carefully. If fabric, stitching or zipper is damaged in any way do not use. If you are in need of an exchange, contact hello@dreamlandbabyco.com and use DAMAGED in the subject title.

 Q: What is Dreamland Baby's Warranty?

A: Dreamland Baby warrants that our products are free from any manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for a period of 6 months from the original date of purchase. If you are in need of warranty or repair, contact hello@dreamlandbabyco.com and use WARRANTY in the subject title.

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