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the weighted companion

manimo is your sensory ally for a more efficient homework period, an attentive day at school and a peaceful bedtime routine. Choose your favourite among our 7 models to accompany you in your daily life.


Improves concentration and attention

Stress management

Helps with anxiety and stress management

Promotes calm

Promotes calm and sleep


manimo has been studied to scientifically prove its many benefits. Plus, it is the only weighted plush recognized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).


  • My son has difficulty channeling his energy and relaxing, his manimo helps him to focus. The weight of the manimo is a similar sensation of mom and dad arms around him. He also loves to play with it. In short, it’s an essential at home!

    - Myriam L.
  • In fact, I need and use my weighted lizard. I use it at work to allow myself to stay focused when I have to produce reports. I put it either on my thighs or around my neck. I must admit that at work I have to share it with some colleagues.

    - Médérika F.
  • I am an educator and I have seen so many children change behavior with these little animals. It’s a great product that helps children with their challenges that they must live every day.

    - Isabelle P.
  • I am a special education teacher and I have seen a lot of children attach themselves to these little animals. Many could no longer live without them because they represent more than a weighted animal to calm down, it became their daily accomplice! I managed to make magical interventions with students in crisis thanks to these amazing animals.

    - Amélie T.
  • My 9 year old son cannot sleep without his blue lizard. His brother and sister can’t touch it. When he goes to sleep, I place the lizard on his belly, the head of the lizard in the hollow of his neck and he falls asleep peacefully. I bought him a manimo last March when we learn of his ASD. During school exams, he brings it and places it on his lap in order to decrease his anxiety and it works wonderfully.

    - Katherine C.

What is
a manimo

Designed in 2002, manimo is the very first weighted plush in Canada. Since then, it has enjoyed enormous success, particularly with education and health professionals who recommend it for everyone. As a result, it has become an indispensable sensory tool for thousands of families.

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