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So cosy weighted blanket
Informative website, easy to order and arrived promptly. Lovely weighted blanket, such a cosy cover, it’s lovely to snuggle up under and the weight felt surprisingly comfortable when I first started using it. I’m still using the summer duvet over the blanket as I’m so warm, just love the cover. I also ordered the bamboo cover but the temperatures went down so I will try that again next year when it’s warmer at night. I’m completely satisfied with the blanket and covers and recommend them.
Purchased in September 2021.
Weighted Blanket Family Pack + 3 Cotton Covers
They finally arrived! My daughters and I are loving our blankets!! The minky cover is lovely to touch and we are looking forward to using the cotton covers over the summer period. When you wrap the blanket around you, it feels like you're getting a big hug!! Such great value getting the family pack. Three very happy ladies here! :)
Purchased in September 2021 for $543.
The kids love their calming blanket
Very good for kids who are sleep walkers or find it difficult to settle at night. My kids love theirs.
The 3 pack is good value, excellent customer service and fast postage.
Purchased in September 2021 for $396.
My teen son loves it! Purchased the queen size in the graphite grey colour. The colour looks great in his room! Definitely recommend this blanket…I wish I bought it sooner.
Purchased in August 2021 for $220.
Lovely, restful sleep
A beautiful product. So calming and warm in any weather. Got the wrong weight and had no trouble exchanging, customer service was prompt. Very quick to dispatch too. Love it!
Purchased in July 2021.
Hell to the yes
My life literally changed when I got this blanket, it’s been over a year now and I can’t sleep without it! It feels like a big warm hug and quite honestly makes you never want to get out of bed. Treat yourself and get it, trust me.
Purchased in February 2020 for $229.
Amazing. Best nights sleep. Feel amazing
For years I have suffered anxiety and every few days I would end up tossing and turning, overthinking things I know I have no control over and unable to get back to sleep, unable to basically fall back into a proper sleep pattern. I tried everything, from ASMR, listening to rain sounds, calming myself before I slept, sleeping herb aids, only to wake up in the early hours of the morning tossing back and forth trying to get comfortable and then my overthinking brain would kick in and I was back to square one. I’d wake up the next day feeling vagu...e, tired and lethargic but I just put it down to everyday life, work and so forth. I got so used to it, I felt it was normal to feel this way & that’s not healthy when I think about it now. Who knew a simple blanket would change your mindset I heard about these blankets many years ago but never really decided to buy one. They were basically too expensive or there were cheaper ones and I wasn’t going to pay hundreds of dollars for “just a blanket” as I originally called it. Fast forward to today and I’m so pleased I took that plunge and bought one. It’s only been two nights sleeping with my weighted blanket but it’s been the best sleep I have had in years. The feeling of comfort and weight and I woke early hours of the morning only to fall straight back to sleep and I mean you do fall into a deep sleep. I woke up refreshed and felt amazing. Don’t hesitate like I did, one of best purchases and I’m feeling the benefits of a restful nights sleep already after a short period
Purchased in June 2020 at Calming Blankets.
Customer service is shocking. Item quality is okay.
They don’t reply to your emails. I’m stuck withIf I made my purchase again I’d go with another seller who cared to reply to my emails. Quality of item is fine.
Purchased in June 2020 for $300.
Some cons to consider for potential buyers
I really wanted to love this blanket, especially considering the cost, but I am a bit disappointed. I do like being under it, I like the heavy feel but...
1. A couple of times I've noticed my back is a bit sore in the morning after sleeping under it.
2. It's harder to roll over while lying under it and I disturb my husband a lot more while doing so.
3. My husband really doesn't like being under it! So it's not for everyone.
4. It pulls our normal doona off the bed on my side, so my husband ends up with less doona and therefore cold. Plus it's h...
Purchased in May 2021 at Calming Blankets for $300.
Absolute Life Changer
I would not be able to live without my handwoven blanket, the weight is just perfect, I have had it for years and never had an issue, it still looks brand new! The handwoven blanket with my Pillow Mist is the best combo!!! Can't recommend this company and their products enough!!
Purchased in September 2019 at Calming Blankets for $289.
Customer support is Terrible
I ordered a Queen/King Weighted Blanket but it wasn't big enough for two people so returned under there 30 days money back guarantee and wanted to order 3 x adult size blankets instead. The item has been returned to them and the only way to contact them is via e-mail (no phone number) and no one is responding to my e-mails. So I have no blanket and they still have my money and I have no option but to just hope they will decide to respond to my e-mails.
Purchased in April 2021 at Calming Blankets for $230.99.
The best comfort & sleep I’ve had in years!
For years I’ve been struggling to find my comfort & sleep zone..tossing and turning throughout the night until now. I was adamant about getting this blanket cause of the price but I’m glad I did..last nite was the best sleep I’ve ever had
Would highly recommend this product
Purchased in April 2021 at Costco for $70.
Blanket delivered was not new. One side smells. Like sweat
I am writing this review to give an honest account of my experience, as I feel misled by the overwhelmingly positive and unverifiable reviews on the vendor website and feel that people need to know of other experiences. I appreciate this may be a one-off, but the nature of my issue is concerning and I am personally disgusted.
Upon opening my package, the blissful insta-reality bubble that was marketed to me burst — there was refuse, including threads and debris. It looked as though the blanket has been re-packed, and on a dirty factory floor. ...It comes in a cotton cover bag, so I didn't mind that so much — I just brushed it off. That said, there was a lot of it and I had to vacuum because I kept finding refuse on the floor. The most concerning thing however, is that one side of the blanket definitely. smells. bad. A lot like sweat. I might be wrong about the smell being sweat, but it seems odd that only one side smells? I couldn't believe this at first, but came back and checked 3 times and got a second opinion. It definitely stinks and the whole room started smelling like a home gym, so I put it back in the box, taped it up and got it the hell out of my room. Now, I am all for washing things prior to use, and ordinarily I would do this. But I draw the line at washing what is clearly not a new blanket, which is what was sold to me. I note that on Reddit (where the company cannot control the outcome of what pops up the top of the page in google or people's actual opinion and experience), people mentioned they got too hot in these blankets. Others mention the blanket had a bad odour when they opened the box. I can totally understand that synthetic fibres / textiles can have a smell, however I have other blankets made of the same fibre, and this is not the case. Also, it stands to reason that the whole blanket should smell, not just one side. Part of the reason I purchased this was due to the peace of mind that free returns gives, however my experience makes me wonder how many people are actually returning these for the reason of them being 'too hot', and how exactly does the company re-process stock? I'd like an answer on that [Name Removed]; do you wash the covers and re-sell the blankets? I can't see you throwing them away. I don't see any 'reconditioned' blankets for sale and given the standard retail protocol of 'no-return' on bedding, I would like some clarity around what the actual process on returns is, from Calming Blankets. And [Name Removed], please don't come back with 'Was there water damage?' No [Name Removed], there wasn't. But here's a tip, how about wrapping it in plastic so consumers have a sense it has been quality-checked and approved, and that there is no way for you to raise the red herring of water damage? Particularly in the climate that we are in right now, I am appalled at this and part of me wants to take the blanket and have it analysed in a lab to see exactly what this smell is, to confirm or disqualify what I suspect it to be. Either way, it stinks and was not in new condition when it came to me. I do expect the company to come good and either replace or return this; frankly I am still in 2 minds about whether to get a full refund and go elsewhere. I contacted them 2 days ago but this includes the weekend; I am not unreasonable, but I do expect this to be resolved asap on Monday 29 March. I suffer from a chronic illness and have purchased this for health reasons, so I still need to try one.
Purchased in March 2021 at Calming Blankets for $229.
Simply the Best!
Best quality blanket and covers. Fantastic service too.
I'm very happy with my purchase and I'm enjoying a great sleep now too.
Highly recommend to anyone who tends to toss and turn when trying to sleep.
Purchased in February 2021 for $250.
Not what I expected
I ordered the blanket and koala package for my son, he loved the koala but found the blanket way too small to be of any use, it bunches up really easily and falls to each corner. I feel like it was a waste of money.
Purchased in January 2021.
Questions & Answers
Order #CB188237 Hi, I'm more than a little concerned after reading these reviews. I really hope this blanket works for me. Due to my sleeping disorder. I should have done my research prior to ordering, but I am at my witts end with sleeping. Could you please explain the return/refund process to me, if I am delivered an inferior or misleading product?
Sorry im not sure about the refund/return process. However before you open it I suggest to check the websites T&C’s. Its been about 2 months now with the weighted blanket and im back to where i started again. Insomnia. Not sleeping well, feeling fatigue in the morning again. So not quiet sure its worth the price for a good few weeks of sleep.
I purchased the Bamboo Weighted Blanket as I live in sunny Queensland and wanted a natural fabric that would breathe. I received a blanket and the label says Polyester Inner and Outer with glass beads filling. There is zero reference to bamboo. I've done a bit of reading online and am pretty confident that Bamboo should not be labelled as polyester in any circumstance. Can anyone offer any explanation? It seems a bit misleading to me.
Hi Ange, Steph here :)
I'm very sorry to hear that you have possibly received an incorrect blanket.
I can assure you that our blankets are made from 100% bamboo, however unfortunately, we have recently found that some of the bamboo blankets had the incorrect label put on them when they were manufactured.
Rest assured as soon as we found out, we got on top of this with our suppliers.
I have just sent you an email, if you could please get back to me with a photo of that one, I would love to get this sorted for you right away!
Hope to hear back soon :)
Hi, I have just had the same experience. They are telling me the polyster one is infact bamboo.... it doesnt feel anything like bamboo. It feels silky, just like polyster. Did you ever get sent a bamboo one?
Really hate feeling misled.
Hi Krystina, Steph here :)
I am very sorry that you feel misled in regards to your Bamboo Weighted Blanket, unfortunately, as we mentioned, there was a batch of incorrectly labelled blankets and covers. Our suppliers have now fixed this issue, unfortunately, it is just a case of phasing out all of the affected items.
If you would like to return that one to us for a full refund, we are more than happy to help you with this.
I have just closed your tickets with our support agent Lucy and have contacted you via my personal email to hopefully get this sorted out for you!
Looking forward to hearing back.
I ordered 2 blankets, a kevin koala and a face mask on july 27th 2020.
I have had many email exchanges with you, the last from paris on sept 2nd, who was going to arrange for a priority shipment. Today I tried to ring and got a voice message asking me to email, and when I emailed to support@calmingblankets.Com.Au. The email ‘bounced’. Have you gone out of business?
I now wish to request a full reund of $696.99aud
I also request a phone call on 0404074262 within 2 working days. I save copies of all correspondence, and will take this up with consumer affairs, if no reply.
Hi Chris, Steph here, just following up quickly :)
I can see your cuddly Koala friend has now arrived with your granddaughter and the rest of your order has been canceled and refunded in full.
We hope she is loving her new friend!
I am so pleased that we were able to get this sorted out for you, and again, we do apologise for all of the delays in our warehouse, as promised, we have begun implementing new processes in the warehouse to ensure an overall swifter packaging routine, should you ever wish to purchase one of our products in the future, I am hopeful that your turn over will be much more efficient!
Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do for you :)
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Improve your sleep, reduce your anxiety and wrap yourself in the velvety embrace of the original weighted blanket.
- Ultra-soft faux minky plush fabric
- Durable & washable
- Weight options: 4.5kg, 6.8kg & 9kg
- 30-day risk-free guarantee with free returns
- Non-toxic, noise-free glass beads
- Warmth: Both the inner and outer blanket are made from polyester which is scientifically proved to retain heat. The tight weave of the polyester fabric traps the heat inside, keeping you warm for long periods of time. The luxurious faux-fur coats the outside for an extra layer of warmth and softness.
- Minky fabric: The ultra-soft feel comes from the knit fabric which is very durable. As minky fabric is one-sided, this means a plusher, fur-like and ultra snug texture on the outside.
What reviewers thought
There are many 5-star reviews that state that the blanket had a very calming effect on the users. Others claim that the product did little for them or the blankets bunched to one side and needed to be shaken to be loosened. Overall, there are many satisfied customers who would recommend the product to others.
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