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Weighted stuffed animal, horse sensory toy with 4-5 lbs, AUTISM WEIGHTED PLUSH, washable plush buddy

Weighted stuffed animal, horse sensory toy with 4-5 lbs, AUTISM WEIGHTED PLUSH, washable plush buddy

Regular price $60.00 USD
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Weighted stuffed animal, horse sensory toy with 4-5 lbs, AUTISM WEIGHTED PLUSH, washable plush buddy

Weighted medium beige horse (black mane)
19" x 17" x 8"
4 lbs
$60

Weighted tan/white horse
17” x 14” x 6”
Weighted gold horse (brown mane)
21” x 15” x 9”
both with 5 lbs
$67


Filling - fiberfill and plastic pellets
washable

Weighted buddies, new or upcycled, destuffed and weighted with poly pellets. Washable. Weighted stuffed animals are the most versatile of weighted therapy products. They can sit in a child's lap to provide sensory input as well as provide kids with a fidget. Carrying a weighted animal during transitions provides sensory input and keeps hands occupied. Snuggling a weighted animal at night provides calming input as well.

Weighted products have been shown to generate proprioceptive input on our bodies. For many people, this input causes the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, among others. These neurotransmitters released by the brain have naturally calming effects, which have proven to be beneficial for people experiencing anxiety, stress, or sensory processing issues. Although they do not work for everyone, the individuals who benefit from deep pressure find weighted materials such as vests, blankets, lap pillows and stuffed animals to be very helpful in calming in the daytime hours and increasing sleep at night.

Weighted sensory stuffed animals are a great way to help your sensory seeking child to feel calm, more relaxed and more focused. They can also be used for heavy work sensory activities without it feeling like it’s therapy.

With weighted sensory items, the extra weight gives input to the body for kids who have an under-responsive system, helping wake up the system as well give a physical outlet for extra energy.

Use heavy work to help your child calm down and focus both at home and at school.

More often than not, your child will seek this input himself and now he has a tool that doesn’t look medical or therapeutic.

 

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