Sammie the Sensitive Sloth (45cm/1.8kg)
Belle the Baby Sloth (20cm/0.90kg)
Our weighted sloths are the perfect friend any child or adult seeking additional sensory feedback, or those who just love a cuddle.
Their weight and size provide proprioceptive input that can soothe and calm an overactive brain, helping with anxiety, insomnia and common issues associated with autism.
Weighted toys work similar to a weighted blanket, but smaller, cuter and more suitable for activities outside of the home. They are a perfect travel buddy.
Deep pressure or deep touch pressure therapy (DTP) is firm tactile sensory input that provides proprioceptive input to the whole body. This can consist of firm hugs, pats, cuddles, squeezing, compression, swaddling etc.
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.
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Weight: Approx 1.8kg (4 pound)
Weight: Approx .90kg (2 pound)
Made of 100% polyester outer with polyester and glass bead filling.
Soft hand wash with a mild detergent in cold water. Cold rinse. Do not tumble dry.
Weighted koala sold separately.
Important Safety Information
Always consult your therapist on the use of weighted products
If the weighted toy becomes damaged, please stop using it immediately
Not suitable for children under 3