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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...

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 man. A stick man, perhaps.” – read more on her blog Leanne’s blanket It was a pleasure to make a weighted blanket for Leanne. I love to Read More...

2 year Anniversary – A Christmas Weighted Blanket Giveaway

Win a Weighted Blanket from Hippo Hug Hippo Hug weighted blankets has now been in business for just over 2 years! Thank you to all of our customers and supporters. It has been a great learning experience helping people all over that have a need for a weighted blanket. I have enjoyed all the people who now sleep better but never knew they needed a weighted blanket as much as the people who have been desperate to find one in Read More...

Chronic Pain – A weighted blanket testimonial

Thank you so much for the weighted blanket. I cannot say enough about it. My problem is chronic pain  caused by spinal root damage. My ankle and foot are in constant pain and this has caused many  a sleepless night during the last fifteen years. I wear a partial compression sock in the daytime  which is like wearing a weight on my leg.    Chronic pain means you are awake every four hours but I have noticed with the blanket that I am able  to stay asleep comfortably for 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...

Testimonial from Peek Thru Our Window

Getting Better Rest for Your Children When Sami talked about her daughter and her sleep issues with me in the spring 2013 we thought it would be worth a try for her to take home a Hippo Hug weighted blanket sample to see if would help her sleep better, it did and they ordered a beautiful blanket (maybe my favorite so far) Sami writes for Peek Thru Our Window here is her story of weighted blanket success: I remember my Mother telling me Read More...

Happiness is Sleep – Another satisfied weighted blanket owner

I recently had the pleasure of making a blanket for Allison’s son who has Asperger’s. They chose yellow marble and green spots in a 12.3lb 40×60 weighted blanket. The blanket shipped out just last week and I was pleased to hear feedback immediately! “Dear Leslie, thank you so very much for the weighted blanket for our son Alec. Since its arrival, Alec has slept every night, through the whole night in his own bed – something that hasn’t happened for Read More...

PTSD and Weighted Blankets

Weighted Blankets as Non-medicinal Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Author: Crystal Johnson B.A. Political Science minor English Literature When weighted blankets were first introduced they were used primarily for Sensory Processing Disorder. The deep pressure helps to stimulate the body and ease anxiety. They do this by simulating the feel of human touch, and through this process occupational therapists have come to the conclusion that this method can benefit those who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD is Read More...