Soft and cushy, this weighted koala will calm your child’s body and mind – the perfect cuddle-buddy.
Weighted stuffed toys are designed to provide Deep Touch Pressure stimulation, which regulates people’s nervous systems, helping them feel grounded, relaxed and secure (similar to a weighted blanket).
I made (or rather altered) these stuffed toys as a resource for children with autism, ADHD, and anxiety. But they’re also a good tool for councilors, therapists, teachers (they’re great for children who struggle with overstimulation in classrooms), and can also be a great comfort for people suffering from dementia or alzheimer’s.
(I also sell weighted glass beads if you’re thinking of making your own).
High-density eco-friendly glass beads filling
Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS)
Soft plushie fur
Inner: polyester stuffing and glass weighted beads.
Weight: Slightly over 3 kg
1. Their seams have been reinforced, but the amount of weight can put extra strain on the material. These plushies were designed for cuddles, not rough play.
2. Monitors are not all calibrated same way, so the color displayed in photos may vary slightly.
The weight may be dangerous for people with limited mobility.
Not for children under 3 years (for older children/people please use at your own discretion).
Contact me to arrange a time if you’d like to come an collect anything – you’re more than welcome to! (I live in Brooklyn, Wellington). Best times for pick-ups are before 2pm, or after 4pm on weekdays (though times can differ in the school holidays).