At launch we will be
offering weight and heat packs that can be added to your Chonker.
Depending on the
success of the campaign and interest we will be able to introduce cooling
packs, essential oil scented packs, and sound packs. If there are packs or
options that you are particularly interested in please reach out to us here to
let us know!
Chonky Bear is the
only animal that will initially be available. However if there is a particular
animal that you would love to see please contact us here or reach out to
@getchonkers on instagram or facebook to let us know!
Sensory products such as weighted blankets and clothing have been used for decades to help reduce anxiety, improve mood, help with insomnia, and promote calm for adults and children.But can something as simple as weight really increase your mood and help you relax? In reality it is not much different than the science behind a hug. Have you ever experienced the calming feeling of sitting on the couch with your cat curled up on your lap? Or how you seem to instantly fall asleep when you are laying down with your infant child nestled into your chest?Chonkers simulate that same sensation to naturally relax your body. The concentrated weight of Chonkers provides deep touch stimulation when on top of you. This pressure helps relax your nervous system and creates a familiar sense of comfort by increasing serotonin and melatonin levels while decreasing cortisol levels—improving your mood and promoting relaxation.To learn more check out our article on Weighted Stuffed Animals and Deep Touch Therapy.
Heat can be great for comfort, cramps, relaxation, cold nights, and more. The warmth creates a familiar sense of comfort and can provide a form of heat therapy by increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness, reducing pain, and relieving muscles in the post-acute phase of healing byincreasing blood flow. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing.To learn more check out our article on Microwavable Stuffed Animals and Heat Therapy.
Yes! Chonkers are designed to be machine-washable to allow for daily use and travel.Most weighted products are not able to be machine washed due to the materials used or the inability for non-commercial machines to handle such concentrated weight, however, Chonkers modular design not only allows you to customize which Sensory Packs you are using, but also remove all of your packs and wash the outer layer. Making your stuffed animal easier to keep clean and take anywhere. To learn how to wash check out the Chonkers Washing Instructions.
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