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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 are unlike any others on the market. Our handcrafted blankets use special disks that have been engineered to be low profile and dense but not bulky like other weighted Read More...

eCommerce Allstars Podcast by nadimo.com

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Branden Moskwa from nadimo.com and talk about my experiences as an entrepreneur in the eCommerce world. It was nice to reflect back on the last 5 years plus of my entrepreneurial journey. (more…) Read More...

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 maximum another may find that far too much. I get requests to do weighted blankets beyond what is recommended, and this is why I cannot Read More...

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 weighted blankets. It is $5 per family with all money collected going to Inn from the Cold Society. It is going to be so Read More...

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 save that comfort for a chilly day. Sometimes we associate comfort items with certain activities. If we are reading, we may enjoy a fire and Read More...

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 weighted blanket makers a. Hippo Hug uses weighted discs, two layers of batting, two layers of exterior fabric and a machine bound edge. b. Others use poly pellets, sand, Read More...

500 Products Sold! (Weighted Blankets, Weighted Lap Pads, Weighted Shoulder Wraps and Weighted Animals)

As of yesterday we have officially sold 500 of our lovely weighted products since November 2011. This has proven to be a very exciting year for us and to celebrate we are giving away two books with the next 25 blankets from one of our favorite authors Ironic Mom. The books are The Change Your Name Store and NO MORE BEIGE FOOD!, retail value $51.98. If you are one of the lucky recipients but do not want the books Read More...

What size weighted blanket is right for me?

A weighted blanket should be between 5-15% of you body weight to be effective. It is a personal choice how much weight to get, most often people get 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 you can always use the blanket over top of a larger blanket but it is challenging to add weight without adding too much warmth. To figure out Read More...

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 to get to sleep? 5)      Do they pile lots of blankets on the bed at night? Or keep a heavy duvet on in the summer despite being too hot? 6)      Are they Read More...

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 and adults with sensory disorders, anxiety or stress... Read More...