"My ASD son loves the hug! He has sensory processing issues and tends to deep the deep pressure without actual touch. The hug has been perfect for him."
The Harkla Hug combines a sensory input tool with the fun of a toy!Inflate the pea pod chair and watch your child explore a new comfort spot in your home or kids sensory room. Now made with flocked vinyl, this durable peapod sensory chair is a perfect addition.
LIFETIME MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT
We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.
This means that if you are not absolutely happy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.
They give actionable advice on:
Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.
DEEP TOUCH PRESSURE
The science behind the Harkla Hug is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.
DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about deep touch pressure, we wrote an article on it here.
1% OF ALL SALES GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AUTISM CENTER
At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can't afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center's APEX Summer Camp.
"AS A BUSINESS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FAMILIES, HARKLA HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD CAN ATTEND OUR SUMMER CAMP AT THE UW AUTISM CENTER. WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR HARKLA'S SUPPORT!"
Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center
My son is always looking for hugs and pressure touches. The Hug has helped provide that for him, we are so happy with our purchase.
It’s fantastic from a sensory perspective. My son would stay in there all day if he could. Unfortunately, it loses air more quickly than we’d like. We have to refill it every other day.
My hyposensitive child loves your Harkla hug. We placed it in his bedroom to build his “Calm Corner” whenever he feels overwhelmed and needs a break. What a great product! Ty so much! Great website too
I have both the swing and the boat hugger inflatable thing. They both are amazing. My son adores the swing and is in it constantly! He has ASD, ADHD, anxiety & SPD. It helps ground him as well as relax. The boat thing def helps him relax and regroup. We love!!!!
My 3 year old grandson loves relaxing in his hug with his favorite teddy bear in front of the fireplace and watching tv.