"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."
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 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
It lasted less than a month and had a leak. My son didn’t use shoes in it and was gentle. Needs to be made with stronger material. I heard these don’t last in special education kindergarten.
As any parent with a child with special needs, I research for the best resources and products available. I was looking for a product that would give my son the squeezing input it seemed he was looking for. He is a toddler and loves bear hugs and crawling/squeezing through my legs if I am standing. I could not find many retailers that sold this type of product and did not want to get a squeeze machine since I am not qualified at supervising or using that tool at home. When I found Harkla had this Hug and saw the great reviews and fair price, I immediately wanted to order. Also I love that they have a lifetime guarantee. The product sold out quickly so there was a delay in shipment but Nicole in Customer Service was amazing and kept me informed of status. She was kind, professional and responsive. I am completely satisfied with Harkla, my son loves the hug, and I will definitly be shopping for their other products as gifts for the holidays coming up for my son.
My 2.5year old absolutely loves this hug boat!!!!! It gives him the compression he craves plus he can hide under it when he is in sensory overload! Plus it holds up perfectly to all of his rough playing. I highly recommend this product!!
Bought for my kids with special needs , they love it ! Wants stay all day on the boat! The only thing I don't like is I need to inflate many times in just one day.
I love the idea of this canoe, as we call it, and the material is very soft. My son enjoys climbing into it, but I’m noticing it seems to lose air quickly. I need to inspect it closer to figure out if it has a leak needing to be patched. Hopefully it will be something I can repair since I’m confident he’ll enjoy using it if it can stay inflated.