Weighted Animals And More
Sensory Tools®, as part of our special needs resources, has a range of weighted items such as the weighted toy range of the platypus, turtle, lizard, alligator and snake. These are designed with different textures (platypus) and weights. Placed on the lap or over the shoulders they can assist with calming. Full size weighted blankets are an ideal sleeping aid for those who like to feel a soft weighted cover.
Weighted animals should not be a weighted lump that sits on the lap, they should be designed to lay across the lap or around the shoulders. The material should be designed to suit the child and fit in with their mood, an animal with a plush coat is smooth and calming when stroked while the fur finish is designed to assist low arousal.
While some people will grab any animal, put weights in it and sell it of as a weighted animal, Sensory Tools® animals are made exclusively for our company, they are designed to have the weight evenly distributed and to have the exterior covering made of a material for calming (or arousal). Each animal has an internal lining so that in the event of the outer covering becoming damaged the filling will not leak.