"Time for our son to fall asleep went from 2-3 hours to 5-10 minutes. I’m kicking myself for not getting this blanket sooner. Life changing."
LIFETIME MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT
We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.
This means that if you are not absolutely hapy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.
They give actionable advice on:
Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.
DEEP TOUCH PRESSURE
The science behind weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.
DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about weighted blankets and the science behind them, we wrote an article on it here.
1% OF ALL SALES GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AUTISM CENTER
At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can't afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center's APEX Summer Camp.
"AS A BUSINESS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FAMILIES, HARKLA HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD CAN ATTEND OUR SUMMER CAMP AT THE UW AUTISM CENTER. WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR HARKLA'S SUPPORT!"
Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center
I weigh 110 pounds. 15 pounds was the lightest weight blanket that was available. I decided to give it a shot, since my body structure is bone and muscle. I am very strong. Surprisingly, when it was laid out completely flat, it didn’t provide enough pressure for me. Folding it in half didn’t give me enough either. So, I fold in quarters and drape it over my shoulder and my back while I’m laying on my side and it helps me stay asleep, because I feel like I am being held. That’s what I needed. I chose four stars instead of 5, because I needed more pressure than the 15 pounds provided.
Not sure if it will help my son fall asleep faster yet, but he definitely loves it! He asks for it regularly and says it’s soooo cozy! It’s got a high price tag, but we’re glad we purchased it. 😁
Ordering blanket was no issue. I had issues with the lack of communication due to item being on back order which apparently is not communicated with you guys and you only find out when you look up the order. I received no communication that it was on back order until I emailed in a week after placing order.
There was communication issues in regards to shipper who took a few days to respond to Nicole’s email regarding duties. Nicole had to contact him a couple times to get that sorted.
When blanket was shipped I received no email confirming this or informing me of tracking number. I got this info when the delivery company contacted me looking for monies to pay duty at border. I called Nicole and she said she just shipped and was about send me the email. I never did receive that email. My blanket sat in Markham for almost a week til duties got sorted and an error on delivery companies end got fixed.
The other issue was that Nicole stated that no 25lb blankets were ordered for Canadian warehouse and were shipped from US. I don’t understand how blankets were not ordered. Actually I do, nobody checked to see if there were any orders and how many blankets were needed. If someone checked the status of orders and saw that at least 3 were on order, then 3 blankets could have been ordered and possibly avoided all the mess customers went through.
Obviously there are areas that need work within your company and that starts with you since you are the CEO and it’s your business. Improvements need to be made no matter how nice employees are and try to empathize with customers, that won’t fix what is broken. I hope that changes are made cuz I am not sure if I would order another blanket due to all the issues I had. Nobody should have to do all the leg work to find out what is going on. Your staff should be on top of things and checking and communicating with customers about their order as well as staff ensuring they have items on hand to fulfill orders.
Kids Weighted Blanket
Blanket is very comfortable and helps with my sleep, but assembly was more difficult than expected. It was easier to leave the ends untied and flatten it out. Blanket still stays in place without tying anything.