All blankets are currently custom made, please call/email to see what we have in stock. To see all our current fabrics please look for the fabric tab under "Shop". Please bear with us as we have a new website being developed and ready mid February 2018, pricing is expected to increase at that time . Currently delivery time is 15 business days

Tag Archives: Weighted Animal

200 Weighted Blankets Sold

We are pleased to announce we have reached a big milestone. 200 weighted blankets sold to date! Order yours today 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...

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...

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 Animal use with Seniors

Non-Medicinal Therapies for Seniors in Full-time Nursing Care Author: Linda McMurdo M.Ed Leslie's maternal grandmother just turned 97.  Although her short term memory remains remarkably clear her physical abilities are very poor. She has been wheel chair bound for the past six years, including not being able to move herself in and out of chairs including wheelchairs, not able to move the wheelchair on her own and also has a significant weakness in her left hand. This translates that she cannot 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...

Autism Speaks Edmonton 2013 Walk

Hippo Hug weighted blankets participated in the resource fair for Autism Speaks Edmonton 2013 walk. Not only did I set up a table to introduce the Edmonton autism community to my weighted blankets and weighted animals; I put together a team of 12 people to fund-raise and participate in the walk! I began my career in the autism community in Calgary, this is where I was first introduced to weighted blankets as a non-medicinal approach to calming behaviours in autistic 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...

Newest Hippo Hug Weighted Animals

Hippo Hug has added some new weighted animals to our product line:   Read More...