Hairy Hugger; a calming & comforting toy
Hairy Hugger applies deep pressure therapy, calms your child’s stress level, helps him or her focus, and decreases feelings of anxiety.
Not all kids will experience every benefit, but the potential positive effects include:
Improve focus & attention
Calms Symptoms of anxiety
Calms physical movement
A general sense of calm
100% Organic Buckwheat husk filling
Antibacterial, Chemical &
Dust Mite free filling
CE toy regulations safety
Handmade in Denmark
Our collection of hugging toys has been created to support children as they learn to self-regulate. These toys provide support for children when they need some extra love and comfort during situations that cause anxiety. The safe and warm feeling we all know from being hugged is simulated by these toys, which provide your child with the same sensations.
The toy weighs 2,3 kilograms and is placed on your child’s chest. Your child can choose to either hold on to the hugger by hugging the toy back or wrap the toy’s arms around his or her neck and fasten the hugger with the elastic band that comes with the toy. This way the hugger can be worn, which frees up the child’s hands to do schoolwork or play with friends.
The Undeniable Power of a Simple Hug is an amazing article written by Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. who is professor and chair of the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education department at Northern Illinois University.
This article describes in detail the chemistry that happens inside us when we are hugged and how it affects our behavior.
All of us benefit from hugs. When we experience rejection or stress our bodies produce cortisol, which makes us seek out comfort from new friends or new situations. This is why camaraderie often develops between people who work closely together or are stuck in tight quarters, such as an elevator. It’s the same type of connection with the community that we feel when there are natural disasters. When we see others in distress, our empathy increases and we reach out to embrace those who are suffering. The skin sensations that occur during a hug increase the chemical oxytocin, which helps us feel warm and comforted.
The science behind the act of hugging aligns with our personal experiences. We have sampled more than 25 designs of hugging toys before coming up with our final collection of hugging toys that can simulate the benefits of an actual hug.
More info on DPT:
What is Deep Pressure Stimulation?
How can deep pressure therapy help my child ?