Are these bracelets and pillows “sensory friendly”?
Our mermaid bracelets recently appeared on the Today Show.
Our Facebook page has since flooded with comments - mostly positive, some negative - but the most lively discussions argue the question:Question: Are these bracelets (and pillows) really "sensory-friendly?"
First, some background.
We created our mermaid bracelets and mermaid pillows because they're fun for kids. And, the positive words (hope; love; think; imagine; and discover) printed on each of our bracelets serves as a daily reminder for our kids. Our hope is to inspire confidence and motivation in the kids that wear them.
But why are we saying they're sensory-friendly?
We tend not to use "sensory-friendly" when describing our bracelets and pillows, and there are no industry guidelines to tell us what qualifies as "sensory-friendly" anyway. Instead, we describe our bracelets and pillows using words like "calming" because they can be anxiety-relieving or produce a calming effect from overstimulation.
Our customers say it best...
Our customers say it best (this video features customers speaking about our mermaid pillows, but it's the same concept as it relates to the benefits).
As it relates to the sensory discussion, here are a few of our recent reviews from customers:
Little Packages of Joy
We think David Spence with David Spence's Cancer Fund puts it best: Our bracelets and pillows are little packages of joy. We can't promise much beyond this but we hope it's enough for you to give them a try.
Thanks so much for your support.
Mermaid Pillow Co donates thousands of pillows and bracelets to Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Grief's Journey and other organizations both locally and nationally, in addition to donating to and sponsoring Autism Speaks events.