Do you have a little one that suffers from anxiety, ADHD, or other sensory processing disorders? While there are products available for many types of disorders, one mom found there are no stuffed animals made to provide therapeutic comfort. That is where FluffyWeight, makers of weighted stuffed animals, was born.
To help children, teens and adults alike add more calm and delight to their day through therapeutically weighted plush toys that help regulate emotions and anxiety.
No other weighted stuffed animal was available on the market. The founder of FluffyWeight, Elena Foley, had a concept to provide something as cute as other stuffed animals but provided the weighted comfort and support that weighted blankets provide.
“FluffyWeight is a super-soothing, safe, and effective therapeutically weighted stuffed animal designed under the guidance of occupational therapists,” explains FluffyWeight inventor Elena Foley, “to effectively ease anxiety and shorten sensory meltdowns. Kids and adults alike love FluffyWeight’s snuggly cozy body and big fluffy paws that embrace you with a calming, comforting full-body hug that’s been proven to work.”
About Weighted Stuffed Animals:
When a child reaches for their favorite stuffy, their world just feels better. Some children or adults dealing with neuro-divergent attributes need a bit more heft to their toys. The FluffyWeight weighted Cat, Dog, and FluffyWeight Puppy provide the perfect combination of comfort and cuteness.
Last year neuroscientist Dr. Cindy Hovington ran a 4-week experimental focus on children with anxiety or sensory challenges, living across the United States. The discovery was that children interacting with FluffyWeight experienced an improvement in easing anxiety, promoting calm, making bedtime easier, a child falling asleep faster and meltdowns melting away!
FluffyWeight is lab-tested and certified to meet or exceed all US safety standards. Specifically, in compliance with US ASTM F963-17. Most weighted therapy objects are made with small plastic or glass beads, both of which can pose a choking hazard. FluffyWeight is made without plastic, has no small external parts, and its interior is double-lined for safety. The filler itself is made out of latex — a natural organic compound made from rubber trees.
The Cat’s fluffy mane and puffy tail or Dog’s soft floppy ears are engineered to weigh about 10% of a child’s body weight. Elena has found great comfort with her weighted stuffed animal she has named Ellie.
FluffyWeight Cat is 5.5 pounds and stretches 22” inches long from whiskers to tail. FluffyWeight Dog also weighs in at 5.5 pounds and runs 22” long from snout to tactile tail. Mini-size Puppy tips the scales at 3 pounds and measures 16.5” inches from its black nose to its white back paws. Each weighted stuffed animal provides deep pressure input and is scientifically proven to result in a calmer nervous system.
Our Thoughts on weighted stuffed animals:
Elena has suffered from social anxiety and ADHD for several years. While putting her in dance has helped her with social skills, she still suffers from certain sensory disorders and ADHD.
Since receiving her FluffyWeight weighted stuffed animal, she sleeps better at night, has a better focus in school, and seems more rested.
Her weighted stuffed animal, which she has named “Ellie” is with her every night, tucked safely in bed and she even takes her places like the park, the grocery store, and more.
FluffyWeight has helped Elena with those short-term meltdowns that she has during anxious times and focusing more to fall asleep at an appropriate hour each night.
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