Would have never guessed, but our Hugimals at home have become a staple of both my teenage daughter's bedrooms; and part of their self-care/calming routine: they're 17 and 15! Whether it's going to bed, falling asleep, reading a book, watching a video, or doing homework; these furry and heavy buddies seem to be a really comforting presence to both girls. Highly recommended even for your older kids.
I got my sloth about 3 months ago and I love it! My favorite thing is coming home after a long day at work and relaxing on my couch with my sloth in my lap or on my chest while I watch TV or read a book. I liked it so much that I told everyone about it - friends, siblings, therapist, etc! If there are any other adults out there considering buying one for themselves but feel self conscious, try not to let it get to you. We all deserve a little more comfort in our lives even if it comes in the form a soft, cuddly, cute, weighted stuff animal!
She gets so much comfort from Sam the Sloth. He sleeps in her crib with her every night!
My son is so adorably drawn to his Hugimal. It's heavy, but he carries it around; he's slept with it every night since he got it. He simply loves it and it clearly offers him great comfort. So we're fans in our house!
Our son loves his Hugimal sloth -- a source of great comfort on a trip to a new place, AND now that he is back home.
Your Hugimal's Benefits
HELPS KIDS AND ADULTS FEEL CALM: Developed with doctors and therapists to lower stress and anxiety and increase calm in kids, teens, or adults.
SCIENCE-BACKED COMFORT: Your Hugimal’s Deep Touch Pressure (weighted pressure) is research-supported to stimulate a relaxation response from the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering the stress hormone cortisol and boosting production of “calming” neurotransmitters oxytocin and dopamine.
USING YOUR HUGIMAL: When you snuggle up with your Hugimal on your lap, or lay with it on your tummy or chest, it becomes your secret weapon against stress and anxiety, helping you feel safe, grounded, calm and secure. Use in moments of anxiety like transitions, travel, bedtime — or anytime you could use a calming hug.
FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION: Weighted pressure can help with focus, making Hugimals great study or work buddies when placed on a lap (like a weighted lap pad but way more adorable!).
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TOOL: Hugimals’ neutral expressions are specifically designed to allow you to feel any emotion in a judgment-free zone (no forced smiles here.)
SENSORY BENEFITS: Hugimals’ extra-soft fabric provides a soothing tactile sensory experience, and their calming colors are inspired by the natural colors of river stones.
SELF-CARE FOR ALL: Unanimously positive reviews from our children's hospital pilot program show that Hugimals are "a fantastic source of both comfort and sensory support" for children. Our Gen Z and Millennial fans use Hugimals for self-care, stress relief and to help with sleep. They make great gifts!
REMOVABLE WEIGHT: Your Hugimal is weighted with the same non-toxic glass beading used in many weighted blankets, sewn into secure sections within a removable weighted inner body for added safety.
WASHABLE! (AND WE DON’T MEAN SPOT-CLEAN ONLY): The weighted inner body is fully removable, allowing for easy washing of outer plush. We recommend washing the outer plush in a cold, gentle cycle. Best to wash in a laundry bag. Then hang dry.
BLISSFUL, FULL-BODY HUGS: With their weight distributed throughout their head, body and limbs, you feel the soothing sensation of your Hugimal “hugging” you back.