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Weighted Blanket Tips

Weighted Blanket Tips for Finding What’s Right For You or Your Loved One I often get the question, “What weight is right for me?” This is a challenging one to answer because weight can very much be a personal preference and while one person with anxiety might like a weighted blanket that is at their…

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We’re Turning 5!

Hippo Hug is officially 5 years old and we are having a party to celebrate! Hippo Hug is hosting a holiday theme party at Springfree Trampoline in Calgary. There will be Santa and a professional photographer; plus facepainting and balloon animals and of course yummy snacks. Come and enjoy the trampolines and check out our…

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What does a Hippo Hug Weighted Blanket Feel Like?

Comfort comes in many forms, and in various scenarios we seek out different comforts. If you were melting outside on a hot summer’s day, would you reach for your favourite drink, a hot chocolate to comfort you? You most likely would not. Despite the fact that you love hot chocolate, you are more likely to…

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Why Do Hippo Hug’s Weighted Blankets Cost More?

Why do Hippo Hug’s weighted blankets cost more? 1) We are committed to paying fair market wages to local workers a. Certainly we could pay low wages and still get the work done but we want happy employees who give back to us what we give to them. 2) We use different materials than other…

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What size weighted blanket is right for me?

A weighted blanket should be between 5 to15% of your body weight to be effective. It is a personal choice how much weight to choose. Most often people opt for too little. If you are looking to save cost you are better off going down a size rather than reducing the weight. This is because…

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How do I know a Weighted Blanket is for me?

    How do I know a Weighted Blanket is for me? 1)      Does the person who the blanket is for like small spaces? 2)      Do they like tight clothing? 3)      Do they enjoy tight hugs and lots of squishes? 4)      Do they curl up in a tight ball while watching tv or in order…

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Hippo Hug featured in the Globe and Mail

Leslie Brooks had always been handy with a needle and thread. So when a psychologist she was working for told her a young autistic client was having trouble sleeping at night, Ms. Brooks decided to make the child a weighted blanket – a type of bed covering stuffed with weights that can help calm children…

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Testimonial from Ironic Mom

Here is a snippet of what Leanne Shirtliffe (author of Don’t Lick the Minivan) aka Ironic mom has to say about her experience with a Hippo Hug weighted blanket: “My blanket weighs 16 pounds. I adore it. It’s like I have a man on top of me, without the hair and elbows. A very light…

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