A Weighted Blanket Supports Those Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Weighted Blanket Supports Those Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

October is Canadian Autism Awareness and Acceptance month, with Autism Canada using the time to create a community of inclusivity and raise awareness of the challenges of living with autism. On Saturday, Oct. 20, Autism Day will be celebrated in partnership with the Toronto Argonauts, with a percentage of the proceeds from tickets purchased going to back to assist Autism Canada…

Size Matters

Don’t Waste the Weight

One of the questions we get most often from customers is,”Can you make my weighted blanket cover my double/queen/king size bed?” We understand that people want blankets to cover the entire bed, but a weighted blanket is an unique item designed specifically with your sleep needs in mind. Weighted Blankets, unlike regular bedding, work best…

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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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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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“I really encourage you to check out Leslie’s products.  If you have any reservations at all, feel free to consult the multiple testimonials that happy parents, grandparents, and teachers have shared.  Follow along on Twitter to see the cute fabric choices Leslie has and some of her latest client projects.  I won’t try to fool you – these blankets…

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Weighted Blanket use with Autism

Weighted Blanket Use For People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Dana Wheatley MSc. Experimental Psychology Non-medicinal treatment for people with autism spectrum disorder Hippo Hug Weighted Blanket and Weighted Animal What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects communication skills, behavior and social interaction skills. Autism Spectrum Disorder includes…

What it is like to have Autism

Here is a great video on what it is like to have Autism. Hippo Hug weighted blankets and animals are a great way to help with self-regulation and over stimulation of the sense by providing deep pressure feedback that helps the person feel calm and centered.   http://www.wimp.com/explainsautism/