SENstoryBears

weighted bears for all ages

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Stock clearance! Build/stuff your own bear kits now available 🧸
This store will close down on Sept 1st 2021

Stock will gradually be reduced to the most popular bears with no new stock added from august 1st 2021

Huge thank you to all who have supported my small business during the last 2 years, you guys have kept food on the table for my children during the pandemic!

All bears are now dispatched with tracked, insured and signed for services 📦

You will be sent a tracking number via Etsy within 24 hours of dispatch so please check your linked email account including the spam folder.📧

Announcement

Last updated on 29 Mar, 2021

Stock clearance! Build/stuff your own bear kits now available 🧸
This store will close down on Sept 1st 2021

Stock will gradually be reduced to the most popular bears with no new stock added from august 1st 2021

Huge thank you to all who have supported my small business during the last 2 years, you guys have kept food on the table for my children during the pandemic!

All bears are now dispatched with tracked, insured and signed for services 📦

You will be sent a tracking number via Etsy within 24 hours of dispatch so please check your linked email account including the spam folder.📧

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Leigh

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Leigh

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(39)

About SENstoryBears

Sales 204
On Etsy since 2020

SENstoryBears how they were born.

I first fell in love with Teddy mountain branded bears when I met an amazing lady who happened to be a franchise owner.
I purchased a few build your own bears and clothing accessories for my autistic son and we've used the bears to model life skills, clothing choices, brushing teeth and hair, eating healthy foods and so on.

Following an OT assessment it was recommended to try weighted therapy for my son, I made him a weighted blanket but he wasn't keen on sitting still under it. But we saw some great benefits from weighted therapy such as a shorter bedtime routine, longer sleeping times, faster descalation from meltdowns and sensory overload and sometimes we could avoid the meltdown altogether!

The idea for a weighted bear came when he started school, a weighted blanket was too big and bulky for him to carry around and he was having a lot of struggles with trasitions and having to sit still and listen.

I knew weight therapy would help but didn't know how to help him active this in the school environment.
Then I remembered the bears.

I made a sealed pouch of the polymer beads I'd used to make his blanket and added it into one of his bears.
Gradually we started to see results, he was calmer, able to sit still and focus for longer periods of time, and when things were getting too much he'd go off to find his bear and self regulate.

He has now started to take these benefits into the school environment and with additional support from staff he's spending more time in the classroom and even starting to engage with the work and show his full potential.

I decided I'd like to help other families to acsess this transportable sensory input and of course it had to be Teddy mountain branded bears that I used, so I applied to be a franchise owner, discussed my idea with the powers that be and they gave me the green flag to go ahead and use their CE tested no sew bears as the foundation for SENstory weighted bears.

I'm hoping to be able to reach out and help families to learn about and experience the benefits of weighted therapy using my bears and I can't wait to hear stories hopefully with fantastic results from using my bears as part of strategies to help not only children but also adults and the elderly because weighted therapy can benefit a multitude of both physical and neurological conditions and of course children with sensory needs turn into adults with sensory needs!

Shop members

  • Leigh

    Owner

    As a mum of 2 each with sensory needs I'm passionate about sensory input products, we own many in all shapes, sizes and styles. Our favourite by far are the weighted bears that I made for my children when we couldn't find any we liked on the market

Production partners

  • cuddles and friends

    Denmark

    they provide me with CE tested bear skins

  • Teddy mountain UK

    Paignton, England

    I am a Teddy mountain franchise owner, with their permission I use Teddy mountain CE tested bear skins to make my weighted bears and Teddy mountain brand accessories such as clothing as extras that can be added to orders.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

More information

Last updated on 21 Nov, 2020
Frequently asked questions
which weight to choose?

I always recommend the 500g weight for children under 6 years old or of a slim build. For those over 6 either weight can be of benefit, but for those who are big sensory seekers 1kg is usually best

Can you add weight to my child’s favourite bear?

I completely understand the attachment that children and adults can have with particular items but unfortunately the only way I can add weight to a bear you own is if it’s of the same style as the bear skins used for the base of SENstoryBears ie with a method of accessing the inner lining (zipper/Velcro/press studs etc ) without needing to open a seam.

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