HowdaHUG2 is narrower for lanky, taller growing children. For smaller body frames, the addition of the fleece liner cover will
offset tenderness around the upper back and shoulders and create a
snugger seating experience. Rocking is made smooth, steady and balanced
with the new cushioned bottm hinge.
The hold and hug, coupled with the
cradle and rock of the seat, creates a deep sensory embrace, giving
children a keener sense of their own space. Occupational Therapists and
Special Education Teachers endorse the HowdaHUG over other seating for
helping children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder(SPD),
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD), and other spectrum disorders or just fidgety kids .
They tell us that using the HowdaHug in school during circle time is
safer and clearly more benefical than other seats that are made for
outdoor recreation. The HowdaHUGs may be used outdoors but their purpose
and structure has been determined by the children and their sensory
needs. The HowdaHUG2 has been researched and trialed in schools to
determine the best size for those children who tend to grow taller and
lankier. The HowdaHUGs may also sit inside and on a chair, making a
noticeable difference in the child's comfort and attention.
As a therapist in a day treatment
center told me "some children, especially those with sensory integration
disorder, just have to have strong, firm physical contact to stay
integrated." The HowdaHUG is a rib-like cradle of wood slats and offer
that strong embrace and the flexibility of movement that children
The HowdaHUG's smooth wooden slats
curl around the body in a real "hug". The pressure from the slats
creates deep sensory input helping many children to maintain focus and
feel calm. Adjustable straps can be tightened to create a better HUG or
loosened for growing kids.
SIZE recommendation for weight
comfort: For children aged 5- 10 up to 100lbs. HowdaHUG
measurements: 14" wide top X 15.5" high X 13.5D" (hinge width).