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Hippo Hug Weighted Blankets Size Chart

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...

MBA Mama Musings Experiences Hippo Hug Weighted Animals

"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 and animals are an investment.  However, having seen Nephew J’s reaction to his within just a few short hours, I have to say it is Read More...

Weighted Blanket Use in ADHD

Non-medicinal Therapy Technique for ADHD It's ADHD awareness week  http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1241821/new-paper-highlights-impact-of-adhd-on-canadian-economy ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is defined as having significant issues with attention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness that are not consistent with the age of the person. ADHD Infographic ENGLISH Final (2) People with ADHD can benefit from a Hippo Hug weighted blanket or weighted animal in a variety of ways: 1) Use in a classroom or work setting to help increase focus and reduce impulses by providing deep pressure input 2) Use during sleep to Read More...

Weighted Blankets and Cancer Patients

Weighted Blankets as Non-medicinal Therapy for Cancer Patients Did you know September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer is the leading causes of death in children, more than asthma, diabetes, AIDS and cystic fibrosis combined! A weighted blanket can help a person suffering with cancer by easing their anxiety during treatment. Like a hug, a weighted blanket provides deep pressure to help the body naturally release all those "feel good" hormones. Instantly you feel calm and secure. A weighted blanket Read More...

Back to School and Weighted Blankets

Use for Weighted Blankets, Weighted Animals and Weighted Lap Pads for Back to School Author: Linda Jenkins M. Ed Teacher & Counselor (retired) This past Tuesday most children went back to school. For many this is a great experience but it also brings with it constant stimulation from all the activities and movement. In addition your child is faced with continuously meeting or not yet meeting expectations. New experiences bring stress that will lead to anxiety. The right level of anxiety Read More...

Happy Customer

A while back I received a request for a weighted blanket and a weighted animal for a little guy with sensory integration disorder. None of my pictured weighted animals seemed to fit the bill for his tastes but when I sent off some pictures of ones not yet weighted he fell in love with the little dragon (and who wouldn't). So I stuffed as much weight as I could into that little dragon's body! As luck would have it Read More...

Helping our Kids Sleep Better

Parents are always looking for easy and non-invasive techniques for helping their kids sleep better. As mom's we know this struggle can begin from birth for some kids. I remember waking every 90 minutes with Grady from age 3 months until 10 months, I was literally a zombie for 7 months. I tried what felt like everything to get him to sleep, then we did swimming lessons at night 6:30-7 pm and that first night he slept 16 hours without waking! Read More...