The Science Behind the Sleep
Our founder, Tara Williams developed Dreamland Baby™ after she couldn't find a weighted blanket her 6-month old could safely wear. Having spent 10+ years in medical device market development, Tara's extensive knowledge of hospitals and clinical trials lead her on a safety-driven journey to create a safe and effective product that would go on to help babies everywhere sleep.
Tara worked with Pediatricians, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) nurses and Certified Sleep Consultants to design a product according to the American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep guidelines.
The gentle weight is 10% or less body weight and does not restrict movement. Baby can roll, sit-up, stand-up, etc anything baby could do in a non-weighted sleep sack. Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sacks are safe for infants who are rolling, sleeping on their back, side or tummy.
Tara after a NICU meeting at Stanford University.
Weights of each size:
0-6 mo contains 0.8 lbs of beads, indicated for babies 8 lbs+
6-12 mo contains 1.5 lbs of beads, indicated for babies 15 lbs+
12-24 mo contains 2.0 lbs of beads, indicated for babies 20lbs+
Age Range for Use:
Birth (8 lbs+) to 24 months.
Dreamland Baby™ is designed from extra-long staple cotton. It is warm in the winter, cool in the summer with natural moisture wicking properties. The TOG rating of 0.6, meaning our weighted sacks can be used year round in both warm and cool climates.
Designed in partnership with Pediatricians, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) nurses and Certified Sleep Consultants. Reviewed by Pulmonologists.
The Dream Weighted Sack & Swaddle is acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as a “hip-healthy” product when used as directed.
Backed by Science:
According to this clinical study, wearable weighted blankets are safe and significantly calmed infants compared to when non-weighted blankets were used. This hospital is now using Dreamland Baby and states our weighted sleep sacks, “subscribes to safe sleep guidelines.”
This study showed positive findings for toddlers (age 2-5) with and without developmental disabilities when using a weighted blanket to improve sleep patterns.
Learn more about weighted blankets in adult studies:
According to this clinical study, the “deep touch pressure” offered by weighted blankets “gives subjects the feelings of safety, relaxation and comfort.” This clinical study explores safety and therapeutic affects, with the majority of respondents reporting lower anxiety.
Dreamland Baby™ has exceeded all United States Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. We use 100% natural, soft cotton. Our fabrics are not treated with flame retardant. The inner poly pellet beads are non-toxic. We source only the best materials for ultimate comfort and safety.
Our products are rigorously tested with both required and non-required testing. We ensure high quality standards and safety in every aspect of our products.
Safe Sleep Guardian:
Dreamland Baby is proud to be recognized as a First Candle Safe Sleep Guardian.
First Candle is a non profit organization committed to the elimination of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths through education, while providing support for grieving families who have suffered a loss.
Dreamland Baby participates in the Safe Sleep Guardian program, helping to create a new norm for content on social media, only showing babies in a safe sleep environments.
Our products are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.
Testing Procedures Performed:
- Flammability Standard For Children's Sleepwear
- Detection of Sharp Points, Sharp Edges or Small Parts
- Torque Test
- Tension Test
- Lead (Metal)
- Lead (Non Metal)
- Lead (Surface Coating)
- Phalates: Di-Butyl Phthalate (DBP), Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP), Di-2-Ethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP), Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP), Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP), Dicyclohexyl Phthalate (DCHP), Dihexyl Phthalate (DHEXP/DnHP), Dipentyl Phthalate (DPENP)
- Philing Resistance
- Dimensional Changes - Home Laundering
- Colorfastness to Laundering
- Thermal Transmittance
- Thermal Resistance of Batting / Fabric Systems
- Small Parts: Choking Hazard
- Small Part: Use & Abuse: Torque & Tension
- Suffocation Hazards
- Tracking Labels For Children's Sleepwear
- Size Verification of Children's Sleepwear
- Appearance After Washing
- Bursting Strength
- Yarn Count
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.