Invented with LOVE
to Help Heal a Broken Heart
The world's first weighted therapeutic bear
The Comfort Cub is the world's very first weighted therapeutic teddy bear. It was invented by founder Marcella Johnson in 1999 after the loss her infant son, George, due to a congenital disease. The Cub was developed to help other mothers who suffered from the loss of their infant. The Comfort Cub is specially weighted and is intended to simulate the weighted comfort of cradling a newborn.
While the initial intent of The Comfort Cub was for child loss, evidence shows it provides profound relief for any traumatic event. This includes having to leave the hospital while your baby is still in the NICU, the loss of a spouse, parent, loved one or beloved pet. It has also been effective for occupational & autism therapy, adoptions and those experiencing divorce or traumatic loss.
Due to deep touch pressure, holding The Comfort Cub triggers the brain to release key neurotransmitters and "the cuddle hormone", which causes the body to relax and feel comforted. The Comfort Cub has been scientifically proven to decrease heaviness in the chest & aching in the arms, as well as other physical manifestations of a distressing loss.