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Testimonials

Our Customers ROCK!

Calming Hugs would not exist if we did not have AWESOME customers. Thank you for your confidence in our products and your continued support. We appreciate each and every purchase as well as your feedback. Your comments help us improve our creations and develop new ones to better meet your needs.

We know purchasing a product from a new company can be unsettling, so we wanted to share some comments from a few of our customers. We would also love to hear from YOU, our new patron.

Amy P., Mom from Plano Texas, "Thanks for all you've done to create products that are helpful and not embarrassing for a second grade boy to wear. Even his sisters tell him he looks "cool".

Tiffany B., Baytown Santa Volunteer from Baytown, Texas, "I told his mother what was inside one of his packages, the weighted blanket. She was sooo excited that he was getting one! She hugged me and told me to tell the company who got it for him thanks as well. Your company has blessed their family for your kind donation!!"

Tina R., Mom from Lewisville, Texas, "My son loves his colorful hug pet and I encourage other parents to look into this wonderful tool. It is very comforting to him. It is perfect for him especially at night time. You were so easy to work with. I have recommended you to others and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for an enjoyable experience as well as creating a comforting friend for my son!

Rose M., Mom from Wexford, Pennsylvania, "He loves his snake and his vest. We really see a difference when he wears his vest. Thank you so much for making the vests look "cool" and NORMAL."

Angela, G, Mom from Oklahoma, "My 4 year old has a snake hug pet and loves it."

Dr. Michelle McCarthy, Pediatric Physical therapist from Rehab Services Unlimited, Inc., in Lewisville, Texas, states "I see great benefits with use of weighted vests during balance and coordination tasks in the clinic. The added weight gives children more proprioceptive input which improves their balance and gross motor skill abilities. Improvements with posture and spinal alignment via strengthening of back extensor muscles is also noted with use of the weighted vests. Children need strengthening of their back extensor muscles to improve posture, stance and sitting. The weighted vest gives them the sensory input they need to make positive corrections then realizing they are working.

Erin Westrom, Mom from Denton, TX, says "Love the vest . . . very stylish compared to some on the market . . . easy to add or take out the weights."

"I love my hug vest because it makes me feel like I have power! My hug pet makes me so happy. I sleep with it at night!" Dominic Pistocchi, Flower Mound, TX

Karen L. Cook, Occupational Therapist and owner of Rehab Services, Unlimited, Inc. has used our products over the course of several years. The hug vests and hug pets have been used by her and her staff in pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy sessions in her Lewisville, Texas, clinic. Karen has recommended our products for children needing the benefits of augmentation of sensation that the vests can provide. These benefits include enhancing body awareness with proprioceptive sensation to joints and muscles to increase body awareness; and several clients have benefitted with improved postural alignment and joint stability as a result of wearing their vests. The hug vests and hug pets have proved useful during both static activities (Table related tasks, fine motor pursuits) or during active gross motor tasks (mobility and agility tasks). The parents like the stylish look of the vests, and the therapists report positive gains in sensation and alignment to add value toward meeting goals of the child's therapeutic program, as well as for promoting the child's potentials for additional sensation, comfort, and self-regulation during therapy appointments.
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