From the makers of Nana's Weighted Blankets™. comes Nana’s Weighted Toys - a sensory and tactile range of weighted plush toys.
Weighted toys have been show to help children and adults with sensory processing disorder feel calmer and more relaxed and Nana’s Weighted Blankets™ has developed a range of weighted animals of varying weights and sizes which can aid in calming anxiety.
Weights can vary depending on the user’s needs and comfort level, and this range of furry companions weigh between 500g and 4kg and the size of the toys can chosen depending on what best suits the individual.
The weight of the toy provides firm but gentle pressure known as “deep pressure touch” or deep pressure stimulation. According to research published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, “The application of deep pressure has been reported to produce a calming and relaxing effect in clinical conditions such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.
Applying deep pressure has also been shown to be beneficial for children with high levels of anxiety or arousal and deep pressure touch may also alleviate anxiety self-soothing tool for adults and children with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism, insomnia and other health conditions. These items may also be effective for those with fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome.
The range of weighted animals on offer varies from time to time, so check back regularly or make an enquiry if you're interested in a particular kind.