Weighted Sensory Toys offer therapeutic calming benefits as well the comfort of a new play friend. 'Wags' the Weighted Dog is absolutely adorable, made with a high quality super soft faux fur fabric and a minky underside. He can be used as a lap toy, or lay with him over the body for calming benefits. Our Weighted Lap Toys are excellent sensory tools that uniquely combine the benefits of a weighted blanket and a fidget toy together!
With triple the sensory benefits, our weighted lap toys can improve focus and attention, reduce stress and anxiety, and assist self-regulation of emotions and behaviours.
Weighted Filling Options
We offer two weighted filling options: Plastic Poly Pellets and Micro Glass Beads.
The benefits of plastic poly pellets as a filling provides a fuller, roundness that holds a lovely shape, particularly for lighter weights of 2kg & 3kg options.
The benefits of micro glass beads as a filling provides the option for a heavier weight without the bulk, so we can offer this filling in additional 4kg & 5kg options. The price of each cushion increases $10 per kilogram.
Size: 'Wags the Dog' measures approximately 40cm in length + a 30cm soft tail.
How do they work?
Weighted Lap Cushions & Toys are used by placing them on the individuals lap whilst sitting (either at home, school or work station) and can also be used whilst laying down and placing the cushion on the chest, stomach or back to alleviate anxiety.
Similar to our weighted blankets, the weighted pressure acts as a type of deep touch pressure therapy that stimulates the proprioceptive sense to help the nervous system relax. The weighted toy acts as a physical and psychological 'grounding' mechanism that calms the body and mind. The visual and tactile sensory input (i.e. colourful and furry textures!) offer similar benefits to our fidget toys, in that they enable the brain to self-organise and filter out distracting excess sensory information from the body and surrounding environment by redirecting focus to the the hands through tactile engagement.
Our weighted cushions and toys can be especially helpful for individuals who find themselves uncomfortable and fidgety, children who are seen as 'wiggly' that can't keep still, and individuals who sometimes find it difficult to concentrate and get easily distracted. Make your brain happy with our Happy Senses Weighted Lap Cushions and feel better in style.
Spot clean or wash entire product in cold soapy water.
Do not apply any heat. Drip dry.