• Gary Roth

The Weighted Blanket & Toy Craze



Weighted stuffed animals are plush toys that weigh significantly more than traditional stuffed animals (typically between 2 and 5 pounds.)

Certain studies suggest that heavy stuffed animals can initiate a relaxation response, which can help children with ADHD and anxiety. This use case is the main reason that this product category is taking off.


Weighted stuffed animals are part of the Deep Pressure Simulation meta trend along with weighted blankets, sensory swings, and sensory socks.

Around 10% of US children suffer from ADHD, whereas another 7% suffer from anxiety.

And parents are increasingly turning to deep pressure simulation as a natural treatment option.

Do you believe that a weighted toy would be helpful for someone you know?


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