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July 25, 2023 2 min read

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest sleep companion, Ollie the Weighted Octopus. Designed with a nurturing touch, this delightful weighted toy offers a multitude of benefits for children who struggle at bedtime. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of weighted toys and how Ollie the Octopus can help create a serene sleep environment, supporting your child's journey to restful nights and peaceful dreams.


1. The Soothing Power of Weight:

Weighted toys like Ollie the Octopus provide a gentle, deep pressure touch that mimics the feeling of a warm, comforting hug. This deep pressure touch has a calming effect on the nervous system, releasing tension and promoting a sense of security and relaxation.


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2. Enhanced Sensory Regulation:

Children who struggle at bedtime often find it challenging to regulate their sensory experiences. The gentle weight of Ollie the Octopus provides proprioceptive input, which can help children feel grounded and organised, leading to improved sensory regulation and a calmer state of mind.


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3. Promotes Relaxation and Sleep:

The deep pressure touch offered by weighted toys like Ollie the Octopus helps promote relaxation and prepares the body for sleep. It can assist in reducing restlessness and promoting a sense of comfort, creating a conducive environment for a more restful and rejuvenating sleep experience.


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4. Reduces Anxiety and Stress:

Children who struggle at bedtime often experience heightened levels of anxiety and stress. The soothing effect of Ollie the Octopus can help alleviate these feelings by triggering the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, which promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.



5. Enhances Feelings of Security and Comfort:

Bedtime can be an overwhelming time for some children, and a weighted toy like Ollie the Octopus provides a source of comfort and security. Its soft texture and gentle weight offer a reassuring presence, fostering a sense of safety and familiarity that can ease nighttime fears and anxieties.



6. Supports Self-Soothing and Independence:

Introducing a weighted toy like Ollie the Octopus empowers children to develop self-soothing techniques and promotes independence in managing their sleep routines. By providing a calming sensory experience, it encourages children to rely on their own resources for comfort and relaxation.



7. Versatile and Portable:

Ollie the Octopus is not only a sleep companion for bedtime but also a versatile companion for various activities. Whether it's cuddling up during storytime, accompanying a car ride, or providing a calming presence during stressful moments, Ollie is the perfect companion to bring comfort wherever your child goes.



Ollie the Weighted Octopus is more than just a cuddly toy—it's a serene sleep companion that supports your child's journey to peaceful nights and restful sleep. With its soothing weight and comforting touch, Ollie promotes sensory regulation, reduces anxiety, and enhances feelings of security and comfort. Embrace the benefits of weighted toys and introduce Ollie the Octopus into your child's bedtime routine, creating a tranquil sleep environment where dreams can flourish.


Discover the calming embrace of Ollie the Octopus and transform bedtime into a serene experience for your child.


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Let Ollie the Octopus accompany your little one on their journey to blissful nights and peaceful dreams.