The best weighted stuffed animals are the ones that can help your little one feel more secure. Of course, it’s not just kids that can benefit from these things, anyone with anxiety might be helped by one of the best weighted stuffed animals. After all, they’re cute, they’re cuddly, and the weight can help you feel at ease. If you’re looking for ways to make the world feel a little bit safer, then dive on into our list of the best weighted stuffed animals and fret no more.
Best Weighted Stuffed Animal Dog: Weighted Puppy Lap Blanket
Lap blankets are consistently top sellers because of their versatility. A blanket like this could be a lifesaver if you know a youngster who gets a bit fidgety or anxious in school or on travels. This lap friend is made of a soft minky plush material that is super soothing to pet when you feel restless. Inside is a removable 4 lb. glass bead-filled pad. This convenience makes it easy to wash the exterior by hand in case of any spills or accidents. This adorable pup can help focus and manage attention hyperactivity disorders. There’s a microwaveable insert to enhance the peaceful warming vibes as well.
Best Weighted Stuffed Animal for Adults: Axolotl Weighted Plush
If you’re looking for something a little more unique and unbelievably cute, here it is. This 26" long, 4-lb. Axolotl weighted plush is one of Etsy’s top performers with a 5-star rating and over 4,000 purchases. The axolotl is an endangered salamander native to Mexico. Chase away fear and nervousness with this darling amphibian. Weighted plushies have been shown to benefit youngsters with sensory disorders, and this plush is suitable for children of all ages. And for every plush sold, AxolandFriends plants 10 trees.
Best Weighted Stuffed Animal Dinosaur: Pillowfort Dinosaur Weighted Plush
Who didn’t have a dinosaur phase? Pillowfort’s triceratops-themed weighted plush throw pillow weighs in at 3 lbs. This charming dino is a welcome companion during thunderstorms and upset stomachs. It’s also downright delightful and makes for an endearing decoration on a cozy bed, especially if that bed belongs to a budding paleontologist. The Pillowfort dinosaur weighted plush is sensory-friendly and tested for safety against a list of over three hundred harmful chemicals, according to Oeko-Tex guidelines.
Best Weighted Stuffed Animal for Disney Fans: Eeyore Weighted Plush
Disney pals rejoice. The House of Mouse got in on the weighted plush game too. While ShopDisney offers a few characters, the tranquil sleepy Eeyore is, for obvious reasons, their best seller. Fear nothing in the Hundred Acre Woods with this fuzzy plush by your side. This stuffed animal comes with a removable 2.5-lb. weighted pouch. Eeyore’s iconic fluffy mane and tail, complete with a velvet pink bow makes him the perfect cuddle buddy. Nothing will be a bother ever again.
Best Weighted Stuffed Animal for Anxiety: Schooled Weighted Plush Sloth
If ever there was an animal to remind us to sit back, take a deep breath, and let things come as they may, it’s the sloth. Schooled’s weighted plush sloth is for those high-strung hugs. Its delightful smile says, “Let me take all those uneasy nuzzles.” Weighing in at 4 lbs., this standard version is ideal for most. But there is a 2-lb. alternative for those on the smaller side. Designed like a classic teddy bear, this sloth is meant to be hugged tight during naps or doctor’s visits. It’s also currently $10 off when you clip the on-page coupon.
This story was originally published by Sheilah Villari on 02/22/2022 and was updated with new information by Jason Coles on 04/26/2022.