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 23 reviews
Katherine S.
Great for littles that need some help focusing

As an SLP, I frequently use the lap pup as a story companion for my kiddos who need some assistance with sitting independently and staying engaged for literacy, language, and articulation learning. Great tool and the kids love it.

Jazmine L.
Weighted lapBear

My son absolutely loves it! Can’t leave it at home or school. It’s with him at all times. I’m considering buying another one just in case it’s left behind in school.

Laura N.
Never Received Product

I’m a little disappointed that I am being asked to leave a review on a product that was never shipped to me. We never received the weighted Lap Animal.

Dinah M.
We love the weighted dog!

I purchased this for my grandaughter who has autism and she simply loves it. Once I discovered that weighted blankets or weighted items are great for chronic pain, I too, am sold on these products. I have some issues with arthritis in my hands and I have been laying my them on the dog pillow and folding the top over them and it is comfort for the pain. I’m sold on the dog, the five pounds doesn’t sound like much but it really makes a difference in the pressure it applies. I also lay it across my hips because I suffer with hip pain as well. There is a great research on weighted items. I encourage you to check them out. We already had the weighted blanket which is proven to help anxiety and chronic pain. We both love it! With Harkla’s money back guarantee, you can’t go wrong so I would encourage everyone to try these products.

Susan T.

weighted lap animals work wonders!- calming and helping to stay focused- Great item!