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Harkla Hug

Katie

"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."

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The Harkla Hug combines a sensory input tool with the fun of a toy! Inflate the pea pod chair and watch your child explore. Now made with flock vinyl, this durable peapod sensory chair is a perfect addition to a sensory room.

The inflatable peapod for autism applies much-needed pressure to sensitive areas of the body helping your child feel grounded and in control. This cozy canoe is perfect for autism. It stirs a sense of adventure while the compression provides a calming comfort where your child can feel secure. Use this sensory processing disorder tool to add comfort and joy in your child's life.

The Harkla Hug provides Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) in the form of firm tactile sensory input or proprioceptive input to the whole body. When administered to the whole body, Deep Touch Pressure therapy (DTP) has a calming, organizing effect on children and adults alike.
Our Snuggly Design
PUMP INCLUDED
Price includes air pump for an easy setup
SOFT, YET TOUGH
Made with flocked vinyl for comfort and durability
ROCKING SENSORY INPUT
3 inflatable compartments including bottom for a rocking input
REINFORCED STITCHING
Reinforced stitching to hold air longer
Our Lifetime Guarantee

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.


Digital Resources Just For You

FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE

Digital Resources Just For You

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:

  • Creating a routine to improve your child's sleep
  • How to help deal with sensory issues
  • Using diet, exercise, and more to improve classroom behavior
  • And more...

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.


How Come A Hug?
How Come A Hug?

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.


Giving Back On Our Sales

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


Customer Reviews

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V.W.
Harkla Hug

I gifted this canoe to my autistic grandson for his birthday on 3/21 and he loved it! However, within an hour the end seam split open and we're working on a way to reinforce the seam so that he may still use it.

C
C.B.
boat

the air leaks out slowly over time, but overall, it has held up quite well over the month that i've had it. we'll see how long it lasts

R
R.H.
Damaged on delivery

Sadly the Hug was damaged when we received it, it had a large tear in it and air came out. We were extremely disappointed as had been looking forward to getting it. However I’m giving two stars because the Harkla customer service was swift to respond and refunded me when I requested it, so they seem a legitimate company.

J
J.E.
Wonderful

My son absolutely loves his Harkla hug. It offers him deep compression that really calms him it’s so soft and well made. Would highly recommend. Wonderful customer service too.

K
K.M.
One of the best sensory toys

My daughter absolutely loves the Harkla Hug. It really helps keep her regulated. It was simple to put up and comes with a lifetime warranty which is fantastic for those of us with children who can be quite rough with their toys! Would recommend to anyone who has a child with high sensory needs.