"Perfect for anyone who has anxiety, stress, ADHD, Autism. You can see a reduction in fidgety behaviors right away! The calming effect is immediate."
Does your child have a hard time staying calm at school or in the car? Are you always looking for toys that will effectively support your child's needs? The 5 lb weighted lap animal is the perfect companion for your sensory seeker!
The science supporting weighted objects like our sensory weighted stuffed animal is called deep touch pressure (the same benefit as a weighted blanket.). Deep touch pressure helps to decrease nervous system activity which encourages a feeling of calm and relaxation.
The weight takes advantage of the calming effects of deep pressure therapy. The extremely soft fabric of the pound puppy stuffed animal gives a great soft sensory surface for them to explore while relaxing.
If your child could use extra help in sitting calmly, then they will benefit from a weighted stuffed animal. Add the weighted dog to your sensory toolbox and give your child the sense of calm they deserve (and the sense of calm you deserve as well!).
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 hapy 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 Weighted Lap Animal 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 increased focus & attention. If you’d like to dive into the studies about weighted lap pads and the science behind them, 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
Loved the look and feel of the puppy...and so did my 6 year old autistic son! He actually wants to use it!
This weighted lap pad is great for my 4 year old. He has sensory processing disorder and needs weight sometimes. It helps him nap and sit still at school. The fabric is soft and snuggly. Great product, made with care.
Love this! ItŐs the perfect size and is easy to carry with us from place to place!
Perfect for anyone who has anxiety, stress, ADHD, Autism. You can see a reduction in fidgety behaviors right away! The calming effect is immediate.
My SPD son loves his. He likes it on his lap while coloring or watching a show. He finds both the weight and rubbing it to be calming. He asks for it when he cant find it and we've also found it helpful in the car.