Hippo Hug weighted blankets in the news

“Now, people who can’t sleep, but don’t have any diagnosed disorder, are buying weighted blankets, too. As Maclean’s, a Canadian news site, reported, a handful of online weighted-blanket retailers, wringing every bit of marketing appeal out of the “hug” analogy, have seen an uptick in interest from consumers. “It is precisely that soothing “hug” sensation…

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Weighted Blankets Should Have Been Popular a While Ago

With the phenomenon of the Gravity Blanket recently we are wondering why people think weighted blankets are a new concept, we’ve been here 5+ years doing it and we are glad the world is catching up. Theresa Fisher wonders the same: “But, at some point in the past few years, online weighted blanket retailers started…

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Hippo Hug weighted blankets explainer video

We had this fabulous video done up as a quick explainer on weighted blankets and who they might be able to help. Check it out:   Anxiety and lack of sleep can be crippling. It creeps into every area of your life. The Hippo Hug weighted blanket is here to help. Hippo Hug weighted blankets…

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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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Choose Your Weight Chart 4

What size weighted blanket is right for me?

Typically, a blanket should be no more than 15% body weight, but because the weight is distributed across a larger surface area, as a blanket gets bigger you can safely have more weight and receive the same effects. We can make any weight (up to 34 lbs usually) if it fits within the restrictions of…

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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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