Frequently Asked Questions

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The "secret" is in our CoverCalm® technology, an even distribution of weight from the shoulders to the toes. The gentle weight naturally reduces stress and increases relaxation through the power of deep touch stimulation. Studies show that the weight helps baby feel calm and is able to sleep for longer stretches.

Our weighted sacks take the soothing, calming comforts of a regular sleep sack and give baby the sensation of being hugged. When you're hugged, you feel more secure, which helps baby feel calm so they can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Our products run true-to-size. You can find our size quiz here. It's a quick and easy way to help you determine the perfect size for your little one!

Every baby is different, and while many experience sleep success right away, others may take longer to adjust to the gentle weight. Consistency (nap time and bedtime) is key when introducing something new to a baby's bedtime routine, and of course, patience helps, too! 

Both! There is no need to "save" Dreamland Baby for nighttime sleep. As your baby gets used to the gentle weight, she will form a positive sleep association with the weighted sleep sack. Each time she sees Dreamland Baby, it will serve as a sleep cue, signaling that it's time to go to bed, whether that's nap time or nighttime.

Dreamland Baby sleep sacks are made from lightweight, breathable fabric. We recommend pairing them with our dream pajamas.

Although there is no way to prevent the 4-month sleep regression, there are techniques to manage your baby waking up more frequently in the night or taking shorter naps. This blog post provides tips on getting your baby through the 4-month sleep regression.

Yes, absolutely! Our sleep sacks have a reversible neckline to accommodate both back and tummy sleepers. We have a lot of exclusive tummy sleepers, and the product is just as effective for them as it is for back sleepers. You can simply place the sleep sack on your little one with the zipper on the back instead of the front. That way, they can still benefit from the gentle weight on top of them while they sleep!

Do not size up! Our products run true-to-size. For example, our medium (ages 6-12 months) will fit a baby who is 100% height/weight at 12 months. Although some babies weight may be high enough to fit into the next size up, if a portion of the weighted beads are below baby's feet, the product will not be as effective. Most importantly, placing too much weight on baby may be unsafe, so do not size up.

Reference our size chart below. We also have a size quiz on our homepage to help you choose the perfect product for your baby.

The built-in swaddle wing is designed so it can be used in three different ways depending on your baby's stage and comfort level.

• Both arms in: Place baby on top of open swaddle wings. Position wing below baby's shoulders with arms at sides. Wrap one side across baby's chest and secure it to the other side.

• One arm in: Position the swaddle below shoulders. Wrap one side of the swaddle wing across baby's chest over one arm, and secure. Leave the other arm out.

• Both arms out: Wrap swaddle around baby's chest, leaving both arms out.

Discontinue swaddling when your baby begins showing signs of rolling.

Absolutely! Dreamland Baby sleep sacks can be used in conjunction with all of the most common sleep training methods including; the no-tears approach, the cry-it-out approach, and the fading approach. Consistency is a key element of all sleep training techniques, and integrating your Dreamland Baby Sleep Sack can definitely help with nap time and nighttime struggles.

The Moro reflex or startle reflex usually occurs when a baby is startled by a loud sound or movement. The Moro reflex can start at birth and may last until your baby is between 4 and 6 months. While there is no way to prevent the Moro reflex, there are ways to help calm a baby experiencing it.

The weight of our sleep sacks, often combined with the swaddle wing, can help recreate a womb-like environment, helping babies experiencing the Moro reflex feel a sense of security.

If your baby is rolling over and is ready for the Weighted Transition Swaddle, the innovative gently weighted arms can help control the reflex by helping them feel calm, so they can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. You can learn more about the Moro reflex; herehere, & here.

Once your baby starts to break out of the swaddle or begins to roll over, it’s time to introduce them to the Transition Swaddle.

The Transition Swaddle has a snug, secure and cozy fit and an innovative weighted arm feature that helps control the Moro (startle) reflex while still allowing your little one the freedom to move their arms and safely rollover.

Yes! We have a resident sleep expert we can connect you with who can offer customized sleep tips for your baby and help you get the most out of your product. Email us at: for more sleep tips and advice.

Dr. Jonathan Jassey says, “I wouldn’t say there is a “developmental reason” for babies to wake. They wake for many reasons, including hunger, needing a diaper change, discomfort, feeling hot or cold, etc. In the first few months, they will sleep 18-20+ hrs a day, regardless of whether they are swaddled. Dreamland Baby is giving them a more restful sleep. Sleep is important for the body to grow and fight off infection.”


Dreamland Baby uses only the safest materials. The outer fabric is 100% soft, breathable cotton. the fabric is gentle on baby's delicate skin and cool to prevent over-heating.

Our swaddle wing is cotton and with 7% elastic so it can be easily stretched around baby. The inner beads are non-toxic, non-recycled poly-pellet beads.

Dreamland Baby sacks feature evenly distributed weighted pockets across the front of the sleep sack from shoulders to toes.

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)

12-24 mo is indicated for infants 20lbs and up (contains 2.0 lbs of beads)

24-36 mo is indicated for infants 25lbs and up (contains 2.5 lbs of beads)

Small Transition Swaddle 3-6 month, 12-16 lbs (contains 1.2 lbs of beads)

Large Transition Swaddle 6-9 month, 15+ lbs  (contains 1.5 lbs of beads)

*Keep in mind that the fabric is also on the back of the sack and that weighs approx. 0.8 lbs. (Non-weighted sleep sacks are typically around .5-.8 lbs of fabric.)

TOG is short for “thermal overall grade.” The TOG rating determines the thickness of the fabric. The higher the TOG rating, the warmer the garment. Dreamland Baby® has two TOG options: 

1.0 This is on the “lighter” side, and can be used year-round in warm and cool climates. 68-73°F or 21-23°C

2.5 This is a heavier TOG that’s designed for colder climates. 61 to 68 °F or 16 to 20 °C

Product Safety & Care

At Dreamland Baby, safety is our number one priority. As a mom-owned business, nothing is more important to us, which is why we partnered with pediatricians, NICU nurses, and certified sleep consultants when developing our weighted sleep sacks.

Our products exceed all U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards and we use only natural and non-toxic materials. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges the Dreamland Baby Weighted Swaddle as a "hip-healthy" product when used as directed.

We also pulled research from this clinical study demonstrating that weighted blankets are safe for newborns, significantly increase calm feelings, and improve sleep patterns. You can learn more about our commitment to safety here. With over 500,000 products sold, we have never had an adverse event caused by our products.

Dreamland Baby has exceeded all United States Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. Our products were designed in close partnership with Pediatricians and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurses.

We continually work with experts in the medical, science, and sleep fields to ensure our products exceed safety standards. Read more about our commitment to safety here.

No. Dreamland Baby has never been involved in a recall. We have sold nearly half a million sleep sacks, and safety is always our #1 priority.

Yes. When sized correctly, the sleep sack's gentle weight is 10% or less body weight and therefore will not restrict movement or weigh baby down. Your baby will be able to roll, sit, stand; anything they can do in a non-weighted sleep sack.

Dreamland Baby is designed to withstand frequent washing. For best results, we recommend washing in cold water, on a gentle cycle, and tumble dry on low heat, or lay flat to dry.

Toddler Weighted Blanket

Our Dream Weighted Blanket is designed for ages 3+. It is not for use in children under 30lbs. Your child must be able to remove the blanket independently.

Our Toddler Weighted Blanket weighs 4 lbs, and is designed for children and toddlers ages 3+ and 30+ lbs.

Machine wash. Hang or lay flat to dry.

Company Policy

We are pleased to offer easy, contactless returns and exchanges, please read our policies below. All returns and exchanges must be made through our return portal. Returns and exchanges must be made within 30 days of placing your order and must be in unused/unwashed condition with original packaging and tags. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs.

All exchanges and site credit selections are complimentary. Dreamland Baby merchandise purchased from other retailers must be returned to the store from which it was originally purchased and is subject to the return policy of the originating retailer.

Dreamland Baby does not offer exchanges or returns on international purchases. All international purchases are final sale. 

We are pleased to offer easy, contactless exchanges, please read our policies below. All exchanges must be made through our return portal. Exchanges must be made within 30 days of placing your order. 

To be eligible for an exchange, the product must be in new (unworn, unwashed) condition with the original packaging and/or tags attached. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs. All exchanges and site credit selections are complimentary.

Dreamland Baby merchandise purchased from other retailers must be returned to the store from which it was originally purchased and is subject to the return policy of the originating retailer. Dreamland Baby does not offer exchanges or returns on international purchases. All international purchases are final sale. 

Please note that all BOGO and Final Few purchases are final sale and not eligible for return.

Dreamland Baby guarantees against manufacturer's defects. Our products come with a six-month warranty, which covers manufacturer defects. Our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse, damages, stains, or discoloration caused by the user.
Please note if your warranty submission is approved, we will provide a replacement in the same size, color, and material as your original purchase. If you feel your product is defective and it was purchased from this website, please visit this page for more information.

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