Weighted toys: More than just a cuddle buddy


Weighted toys:  More than just a cuddle buddy

They’re cute, they’re cuddly and people of all ages just can’t resist to give them a snuggle.

These weighted sensory toys are great for helping with lowering stimulation and assisting with a good bedtime routine or can just be used as a snuggle comfort toy at bedtime.

So lifelike, floppy and snuggly, weighted toys are popular among people of all ages and stages.  From children seeking additional sensory therapy to dementia patients seeking a friend, and everyone else in between. 

Who doesn’t love a soft, cuddly little friend...

Weighted toys have the ability to create calm, making you feel safe and relaxed.  Being weighted they provide firm but gentle pressure known as "deep pressure touch".


According to research published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, “The application of deep pressure has been reported to produce a calming and relaxing effect in clinical conditions such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.


Applying deep pressure has also been shown to be beneficial for children with high levels of anxiety or arousal and deep pressure touch may also alleviate anxiety self-soothing tool for adults and children with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism, insomnia and other health conditions. These items may also be effective for those with fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome.


Weighted toys can help you self regulate, stay calm and in control of your emotions. 


Studies show that cuddling boosts serotonin and dopamine, the two feel-good chemicals in the brain. With a weighted toy you get endless cuddles whenever and wherever you are.


There are many benefits to weighted toys, including:

  1. They can help to soothe and calm a child, particularly those with sensory processing disorders or autism.
  2. They can provide proprioceptive input which can help with body awareness and coordination.
  3. They can help to develop a child's fine motor skills.
  4. They can be used in sensory integration therapy to help a child become more aware of and respond to their environment.


Weighted toys can help:

  • improve focus and concentration
  • promote a sense of calm and relaxation
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • improve sleep quality
  • increase attention span
  • improve fine motor skills
  • improve gross motor skills
  • improve social skills


Suitable for children aged 3+


To purchase a weighted toy visit www.hushlittlebabe.com.au/ collections/playtime-and-sensory





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