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Tag Archives: Weighted Blanket

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...