Stuffed animals have been children's best friends for over a century. However, when most people think of stuffed animals, they picture the soft, fluffy teddy bears we all cuddled up with as kids. What, then, are these weighted playthings? And what are the benefits to children when their parents engage in conversation? So, please allow us to elaborate!
It is believed that the use of weighted blankets and weighted stuffed animals can help relax the nervous system by providing grounding pressure. Despite what the name "stuffed animal" would indicate, adults can also benefit from using weighted plush creatures. If you've had a hard day, cuddling up with a blanket and a stuffed animal may help you relax and unwind.