Cotton & Laden

Durham, North Carolina

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Announcement    Welcome! We sell something called a weighted baby blanket. The bit of extra weight keeps newborns from startling themselves awake. Longer naps for baby and mom =).


Last updated on Aug 22, 2018

Welcome! We sell something called a weighted baby blanket. The bit of extra weight keeps newborns from startling themselves awake. Longer naps for baby and mom =).


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Freya Wilk

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Freya Wilk


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About CottonandLaden

Sales 90
On Etsy since 2013

Weighted? What?

You know how newborns startle themselves awake, just when they're in the middle of a good nap?

If you're quick to put your hand on their chest for a few minutes sometimes they'll fall back asleep. This blanket feels like a mother's hand is there all the time. It keeps newborns from waking themselves when they startle, and helps them nap longer.

Shop members

  • Freya

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Freya Wilk is a wife, mom, sewer, runner and much more.

Production partners

  • A nearby screenprinting shop

    Charlotte, NC

    My husband wants to screenprint these shirts. Until he gets that set up, I'm partnering with a screenprinting shop nearby to print and ship them for us.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2018
Welcome! Cotton & Laden specializes in weighted baby blankets. We like to use fresh cotton prints, and make them just heavy laden enough to help your little ones stay calm and keep sleeping.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Cotton & Laden offers made-to-order blankets. We want you to love your blanket, so if you're unhappy with your order, send us a message and we'll figure out how to make it right. In the unlikely event of a defective blanket, we will happily replace or repair it.
We accept paypal, Etsy gift cards, and major credit cards. Payment is required upfront.
We will ship your blanket in 1-5 business days depending on the order size. Baby blankets generally ship within 1-2 business days while larger blankets have a longer production time and usually take more like 3 days to ship out. We use USPS with delivery confirmation so that you can track your order.

If you need it by a certain date, just send us a convo! We do rush orders as needed.
Additional policies and FAQs

Are these safe?
Yes! We've used them with all five of our children. Our friends love them, our customers have returned to buy for friends and family and we have never had any reported issues with our blankets. These blankets are commonly used in a different niche -- as a therapeutic tool for autistic children. We adhere to their best practices for a safe weight -- that the blanket weigh 10% of the child's body weight + 1 lb. The average birth weight is around 7 lbs, and babies grow very quickly, so our blankets weigh a little less than 2 lbs.

What about when my child grows?
We've found this to be a perfect weight up to your little sweetie's first birthday.

What if my blanket seems too heavy?
Simply pull the blanket down so that some of the weight is below your child's feet. Alternately, drape the blanket width-wise to distribute some of the weight on either side. Adult supervision is required.

Does this replace a swaddling blanket?
Good question! It doesn't need to, but it can. You can use a weighted blanket on top of a swaddling blanket, to help them nap longer. Or you can use it on a baby who fell asleep before you were able to swaddle them (sometimes you just take the naps you can get).