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The Comfort Cub is a therapeutic teddy bear that was created by a grieving mother after her son passed away. Her hope was to help others who had experienced the loss of a child. The teddy bear is specially weighted and is intended to feel like holding a newborn.
Due to deep touch pressure, holding The Comfort Cub triggers the brain to release the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. This 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, as shown in a preliminary study by San Diego Hospice.