Clark the Crab
With the newest member of the family, Chloe and Clark the Crab’s, we are introducing a new category of awesome sensory products. The weighted toys.
The 7th Sense.
Weighted toys are there to wake and shake the proprioceptive sensory system so that the brain gets all the cues it needs to function properly. Chloe and Clark are excellent at stimulating the underwhelmed proprioceptive input, and can channel a feeling of calm and relaxation. Even better and faster sleep has been registered.
Babies and toddlers can sometimes struggle with one of two things, Sensory overload or a lack of proprioceptive input. The sensory overload is kinda self explanatory, too much noise, attention, colourful toys etc might stress out their nervous system.
On the other hand they can experience a lack of proprioceptive input. In the simplest terms, proprioception is our body’s ability to know where it is at any given time (otherwise called body awareness) They include the sense of position and movement of our limbs, the sense of effort, the sense of force, and the sense of heaviness. And just like we see through receptors called our eyes, with proprioception, we know where our body is because of receptors that run all through our muscles and joints. So whenever this system is either over or under stimulated things tend to become messy. One of the ways you can help them recover is to place a heavy object in their hands or on them.