All of our products are truly special to us, and the Huggaroo weighted blanket will always hold a special place in our hearts and our home. Originally designed to help our own child fall asleep when nothing else seemed to work, this therapeutic weighted blanket was the start of our journey. It’s changed our lives just as much as it’s changed the countless lives of our friends, family, and customers, and especially the lives of their children. Once you try yours for the first time, you’ll understand just how much love and passion went into these blankets, and how much pride we take in our work.
Weighted blankets help adults and children with a whole manner of sleep and anxiety issues. The comforting weight and pressure of a Huggaroo blanket stills restless legs and bedtime fidgeting, cutting down tosses and turns so that you get a fuller, more restful sleep. Unlike most other sleep aids and tricks, the Huggaroo blanket keeps working all night long. Once you fall asleep, you’ll be able to stay asleep until your body is fully rested. No more waking up partway through the night! Parents especially love the way this blanket helps their children sleep the full night through.
Our therapeutic weighted blanket is also loved by parents of children with sensory disorders and children on the autism spectrum. The extra soft Minky and Chenille fabrics we use are comfortable and gentle on delicate senses, while the light pressure of the blanket’s weight is naturally soothing. Many parents have told us their children will seek out their blankets when they need a break. The blankets make children feel safe, secure, and comfortable. Plus there’s something fun about snuggling up under the extra weight!
Huggaroo blankets aren’t just for children, either. When we were first starting out, we received many requests to make our blankets in adult sizes as well. So, now we offer a larger, heavier Huggaroo weighted blanket that’s perfect for older children and adults. The Huggaroo 15 lbs weighted blankets are perfect for adults, teens, and older children weighing over 70 lbs. They’re made to fit just right on a full or queen-sized bed but are also easy to take with you wherever you go. Snuggle up on the couch or in the car for a road trip and bring the comfort of home, and a good night’s rest, along with you!
Meanwhile, our Huggaroo 7 lbs weighted blanket is ideal for younger children weighing between 30 and 90 lbs. They’re smaller and easier for little hands to maneuver, designed to fit on twin and full-sized beds. After feedback from parents who use our blankets, we’ve also started making these in single piece styles! The extra soft outer quilts are sewn together with the weighted inner quilt, so there are no strings to tie or pieces to separate for the wash. And of course, they are completely machine washable! As parents ourselves, we know how much of a relief that can be!
Weighted blankets are more than just a natural sleep aid. The Huggaroo weighted blanket is also a great way to reduce anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder symptoms thanks to a phenomenon called deep pressure therapy or deep pressure stimulation. Multiple scientific studies have shown that weighted blankets effectively reduce anxiety and stress. By applying gentle pressure across the body, our weighted blanket simulates the soothing feeling of being wrapped up in a loved one’s arms. This naturally triggers the body and mind to release relaxing neurotransmitters that soothe and to cut back on the stress hormones that cause those anxious feelings.
Thanks to those neurotransmitters, the Huggaroo weighted blanket is also a wonderful aid to chronic pains many adults experience. Serotonin and dopamine can help ease the pain that comes with fibromyalgia, cancer, and other forms of chronic pain in a way that is natural and safe. There is no need to worry about side effects or balancing the treatment against medications because it’s something your body does naturally. Huggaroo weighted blankets help you to harness the power of your own body and direct it the way you want!
There’s more - a psychological element as well. By using the Huggaroo blanket to relax and get a full night’s rest, you begin to associate it with safety. The blanket is comforting and soothing by design, and before long you will feel comfortable and safe just by having it around. It makes your bedroom an inviting, safe space to be, and bedtime becomes more appealing. That’s great news for anyone who struggles with going to bed on time! The same association is how our wonderful blanket turns bedtime-fighting children into eager sleepers – when going to bed is fun and relaxing, everyone wants to do it!
We hope you enjoy our Huggaroo weighted blankets. We certainly love ours. And if you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we’re all ears!