How to Wash a Weighted Blanket
You should consult the manufacturer’s care instructions before washing your weighted blanket, either on the tag or on its website. Weighted blankets cannot be washed as easily as regular blankets due to their heavier construction. You should read the care instructions for your blanket before you begin cleaning it, as they vary depending on the type of fill and the fabric material.
Weighted blankets can be washed in a washing machine or by hand in a bathtub or sink when they need to be deep cleaned. The blanket should be washed in cold or warm water using a mild detergent without bleach, as some weighted blankets can’t handle hot water. It should be thoroughly rinsed. You may consider taking the blanket to a commercial washing center instead, depending on the weight limit of your washing machine. It is usually best to air dry weighted blankets by laying them flat and shaking them every so often to allow the fill to dry and distribute evenly. Once the blanket is dry, place it on a low or medium setting in the dryer and remove it as soon as possible. Before using the blanket again, make sure it is completely dry. You do not need to iron a weighted blanket.