This beautiful turtle weighted toy is great for comforting people who seek proprioceptive input to calm anxiety or improve focus.
It is made of green and yellow plush fabric and we fill it with pockets of glass beads.
These glass beads provide Deep Pressure Touch in a friendly, discreet way.
Weighted toys are a great substitute for a lap blanket at home, work, play or school.
Available in 1kg or 1.5kg weights.
Height 10cm, Length 38cm. Width 38cm
Who It’s For:
This sensory plush weighted turtle toy helps calm people who have:
- Difficulties in sitting still and concentrating for extended periods;
- Severe anxiety;
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
- Neurodivergence, including Autism and ADHD;
- Sensory processing difficulties;
- Dementia; and
How It Works:
Weighted toys work by pressing down gently but firmly on your body. This calming pressure is called Deep Pressure Touch. (Deep Pressure Touch is also sometimes called Proprioceptive Input.)
Deep Pressure Touch or Proprioceptive Input is a firm but gentle consistent pressure. It triggers two responses in the body that reduce anxiety.
- It firstly shuts off the body’s “fight or flight” instinct that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system.
- It then activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This causes both the breathing rate and heart rate to slow and the muscles relax.
The end result is that you feel more relaxed and less anxious.
How to Use It:
It’s simple and easy to use a weighted toy.
Just put it on your lap or cuddle it close to your chest.
You can use it while sitting on a chair, the floor, a bed, a couch or even in the car. Or lying down.
Use it for as long as you need it.
You can clean your weighted toy with a damp cloth if the dirt is not too bad.
Please hand-wash with laundry detergent. You can soak it and then gently massage the soapy water through it. Rub any dirty spots carefully.
Squeeze the water out of the toy. Please don’t wring or it will bunch the stuffing.
Rinse it under the tap and leave to dry flat.
What Makes the Weighted Turtle Toy Unique?
Made with love and care
Our team of Aussie mums carefully makes each weighted toy with love and care.
We make it with a superior quality plush casing. We have a rigorous quality control process.
Made with silent glass beads
We fill the turtle with pockets of superior quality glass beads. They don’t rustle make swooshing noises.