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Would give 10 stars if I could! So much gratitude to the Hugimals team for creating such a quality thoughtful product. I suffer from CPTSD and the comfort Frankie gives me is priceless. I highly recommend! Thank you!❤️
We love our dog and elephant! Such a fun gift to give 😊
I absolutely love Hugimals! I ordered it for a child with special needs. She loves it! She has even brought it to school! It is so soft, soothing, calming, helpful, healing, and grounding! Such a wonderful product! As an OT, I highly recommend this as a healing resource as part of a sensory diet for children who may be sensory seeking, sensory avoidant/have anxiety, as well as helpful for emotion regulation!
Our daughter loves the sloth! She is severely handicapped and the sensory feedback she receives from her sloth is priceless!
Sam the sloth is absolutely adorable and I love him. Now I’ve always slept pretty well, but I do believe the weighted abilities are doing their job
I’m 39 and bought this for myself. I looked at many others before making this purchase. This was the heaviest the many that I looked at. It’s so soft, cuddle and perfectly weighted. Definitely worth the money,
Sam the sloth is so cute! The weighted hugs are the best way to relax after a long day!
One of the best purchases ever! Sam the Sloth is so soft and adorable and takes the stress out of trying to guess which weighted blanket to invest in. (And no overheating) I also love the washable factor and am going to utilize the Velcro pouch to add a sachet of dried lavender into his tummy for even more soothing cuddles.
I don’t normally give reviews. But, I must say I have enjoyed my Hugimals. I started with a weighted blanket and later my daughter mentioned weighted stuffed animals. After doing research and shopping around I found Hugimals World. I have never been so happy and I sleep well.I started with Emory Elephant and I’m proud to say I now have all four Hugimals.I look forward to meeting Frankie at the end of June. Thank you for your hard work and commitment
I got a Sam the sloth and he is great! The weight isn’t too much. It is so soft and I’m very thankful there was an option for something like this without a scent! I’m very allergic to most scents, so it’s nice to find a comfort stuffed animal without the smell!
10/10 will be ordering more. Feels like holding a puppy or a baby. The material is very soft and helps with sensory overload
Charlie is very comforting. When I feel stressed I pick him up and get hugged and feel better. He is the best gift I could have received. I just love Charlie. I even bought one for my granddaughter and she loves him too.
I’ve been looking for a weighted plushy that fits my needs for quite a while and I finally found it! It’s amazing, perfectly weighted for laying on my chest at night and it’s so soft!
Shipping to the Netherlands was quick, but extremely expensive 🥲 so I was a bit scared at first that the plushy might not be worth it but it absolutely is. I’d buy again!
And I did have to fix up one seam which popped open but that was a small and easy fix!
I originally got Charlie to help me sleep during an especially stressful time, and then ordered Darby and Sam for my sons as we get closer to a cross-country move. Of course, then my husband wanted Emory to help with his own sleep. I guess we're officially a Hugimals family now!
P.S. My five-year-old requests that you please make other animals, including a "swordfish, cat, and pterodactyl!" ;)
I bought a Sam the Sloth for myself and I really like how snuggly he is. I have several other types of weighted stuffed animals, but he is my new favorite. I like his shape because I can dress him up if I want to make him even cuter. I is a nice weight, but I think it would be cool if they sold extra weight packs that could be added. I really like the fact that the weight can be removed so he can be washed if my kids want to play with him. I would recommend hugimals to anyone.
Research supports the mind/body benefits of Hugimals' weighted pressure
Your Hugimal can help you feel physically calmer and less anxious.
Weighted pressure provides therapeutic benefits including lowered anxiety and increased calm.
Source: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Hugimals can ease anxiety in high-stress moments and situations.
Weighted pressure eases anxiety in one of the most stressful environments: the dentist!
Source: Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
Hugimals can help with focus and concentration, making them excellent study buddies!
Weighted pressure increased on-task behavior in kids with attention difficulties.
Source: American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Here's what hospital staffers had to say:
We couldn't be more pleased, the products and services are absolutely fantastic!
"Stuffed animal + weighted blanket feel = great resource for comfort and reducing stress. On behalf of our patients and families, thank you! We absolutely adore Hugimals!"
"Hugimals are a hit! On several occasions, Hugimals de-escalated situations with some of our "code bear" kids, helping them feel calmer within minutes. Our clinical team wants to know: How can we order more?”
"Hugimals are a fantastic source of both comfort and sensory support for our patients. Thank you for developing such a unique and much-needed resource for children, especially those coping with the healthcare experience."
“We’ve had kids that have benefited from them so much.”
“The Hugimals have been so great! I had a patient recently who needed a little extra comfort and the weight of the Hugimal provided therapeutic touch that helped increase the patient’s coping.”