Weighted Lap Animal (5lbs)


“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.”

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Weighted Lap Animal



Who We Are


  • Your child's new sensory buddy
  • The perfect toy for helping your child stay calm in class
  • Make car rides and trips out more peaceful
  • Weighs 5 lbs - for autism, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD


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!).

Details Who We Are FAQS Related Articles
Our Snuggly Design
Oder free & hypo-allergenic
The weight & soft furry fabric create a sensory combination
Separate inner weight & outer cover makes washing easy!
Keeps the inner weight evenly distributed & tightly in place
Our Lifetime Guarantee


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 Mini Course & Bonus Activities Included

Fun, Therapeutic Activities to Help Your Child Enjoy Every Moment using Harkla’s Sensory Tools!

Free Digital Mini Course & Bonus Activities Included

Fun, Therapeutic Activities to Help Your Child Enjoy Every Moment using Harkla’s Sensory Tools!

When you purchase any product at Harkla, we’ll send you digital access to your free product mini course!

Rachel Harrington (COTA/L, AC) & Jessica Hill (COTA/L), Harkla’s in-house experts, give you actionable advice on:

  • How your Harkla product works
  • How to introduce our sensory tools/toys into daily life
  • The best practices on how to use it
  • And our top 10 favorite fun, therapeutic activities

Why The Weight?


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.

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

Based on 28 reviews
Laveshia Y.
Weighted animal

I use it a lot in therapy sessions for regulating. The kiddos resolve positively to it while sitting.

Weighted dog

Love this product and am excited to use it in my sessions

Amanda G.
Weighted Lap Puppy

My 7 yr old loves her weighted lap dog. She has named him Sammy and reaches for him whenever she needs a little extra pressure. I love that it can easily come with us in the car or to a friend’s house. It is the perfect size to rest in her lap as she completes school work. Another fabulous Harkla product.

Heidi L.L.
Quality product

We are using the weighted lap animal to help provide sensory input while my daughter eats a meal. It has helped her stay at the table longer and have higher volume of food intake. We are very happy with this product. It was important to me to have a removable cover to wash since we are using it during meal time.


Sent to my adult friend who lost her sons dog who passed away 10 years ago. She of course was besides herself and she was bawling when she received my gift. So very soft, weight is perfect, and the customer service is beyond amazing! I had put the incorrect address and they were so patient and kind with me and fixed right away. Shipping was also faster than expected :) I’m a single mom and also help take care of my parents but this was definitely worth EVERY penny ♥️♥️♥️

We are so incredibly grateful to you for your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience! -Nicole, Harkla Customer Care Lead

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