Wonderfully Worth It: A Warmies Review

Originally published on: https://wetried.it/warmies-review/

Kids (or anyone) sometimes just need a bit more comfort at the end of the day. Sometimes it can be hard to get to sleep when you’re feeling anxious, scared, sick or just plain uncomfortable. 

Warmies Stuffed Animals are the perfect solution for anyone that needs a little extra comfort at bedtime. Just pop them in the microwave for a couple of seconds and they’ll soothe you to sleep. Plus, they come infused with french lavender oil which has been shown to calm both mind and body.

Meet Warmies

Warmies was founded in 1995 by Intelex Group, a firm committed to promoting health and comfort for all. This firm’s product line has expanded tremendously to include not just their famous plush animals, but also a complete wellness line designed for the ultimate soothing experience. Its principles of inspiring health and wellbeing have made it a worldwide success.

Since Warmies were created, they have been one of the most popular and sought-after stuffed animals. Warmies are different from other stuffed animals because you can warm them up in the microwave.

This is perfect for kids (or anyone) that need a bit more comfort at the end of the day. Warmies come infused with french lavender oil which has been shown to calm both mind and body.

What We Tried: The Koala Hugs Warmies

We tried the Koala Hugs – which is technically 2 Warmies Stuffed Animals – not just 1. And our kids call Koala Bears, “Walla Bears” because my daughter couldn’t say “Koala” correctly.

We didn’t plan it this way, but our Warmies arrived when our kids were feeling a bit under the weather. It was the perfect time to try them out.

They simply loved their “Walla Bear” warmies and slept with them the very first night.

The Hugs line of Warmies comes in adorable pairs of Llamas, Sloths, Dinosaurs, Elephants, Unicorns and Puppies. The idea is that they can hug eachother.


This is perfect for a family with two kiddos. Our son uses one of the Koala Hugs and our daughter uses the other.

But first, a quick word of warning… that is pretty hilarious in retrospect.

A Funning Word of Warning

Be sure to tell your kids that if they wake up, the Warmies will NOT be warm anymore. They do not stay warm all night long.

My daughter (3 at the time of writing this Warmies Review) woke up and demanded (yes, that’s my daughter) that her “Walla Bear” was broken and wasn’t warm.

I wasn’t going to start that habit, so just tell them before they go to bed that the Warmies will probably not be warm when they wake up.

How long do Warmies stay warm?

Warmies stay warm for about 40-60 minutes. That, of course, all depends on how long you nuke the Warmies Stuffed Animal for and obviously ambient temperature – not to mention how tightly you snuggle your Warmie.

Warmies Stuffed Animals: How They Provide Comfort and Help You Sleep Better

Warmies look just like a regular stuffed animal, but they can be warmed in the microwave (it appears the instructions are a bit different for each Warmie, ranging from 30 seconds to about 1 minute) to make a nice warm temperature.

Warmies are huggably soft plush toys made of safe microwave-friendly materials, and within them are specially formulated millet grains and dried French lavender. You’ll immediately feel a soothing warmth and much-needed aromatherapy for relaxing. Warmies also has the ability to provide relief from minor body aches.

Warmies are like a warm hug

You know how a hug can instantly release serotonin? That’s the general idea here.

Literally, when you hug, your body releases serotonin – the happy chemical. It does this by stimulating pressure receptors called Pacinian corpuscles. These are found all over your body, but especially in your skin. Warmies work in the same way by providing deep pressure input and calming the nervous system.

Then, add lavender to the equation and you’ve got some real magic to relax.

Lavender: A Not-So-Secret Scent

The Latin root “lavare” literally means “to wash,” and the name lavender comes from it. Lavender oil was used in ancient Egypt, according to historians.

Lavender oil was used to preserve bodies during mummification in Egypt. In a large meta-analysis published in 2019, people with anxiety disorders who took lavender oil capsules had significant drops in anxiety. Lavender essential oil has been shown to aid with sleep and sleeplessness.

Warmies are filled with the relaxing scent of lavender, a not-so-secret ingredient that can be used to keep anxiety and insomnia at bay. We found that our Warmies stuffed animals provided not only physical comfort but also mental and emotional comfort for our kids.

Warmies provide both deep pressure input and aromatherapy to help your kids (and yourself) relax, get rid of stress and sleep better at night. It’s crazy how a little heat and the smell of something relaxing can keep you asleep all ight long.

A Cold Pack Substitute, Too

While it’s not as fast as the heat, you can also put a Warmie in the freezer to act as a cold pack. It’s nice and easy – it just takes a couple of hours to freeze.

Just don’t be alarmed if you see a stuffed bear in my freezer when you visit.

Not Just Stuffed Animals: Much More!

Warmies isn’t just for kids. They are more than cozy plush stuffed animals, too.

Warmies has expanded to offer not only different sizes and kinds of Warmies but also different fully microwavable products.

But First, Supersized Warmies

I know you may be thinking (I was, too), how do you get a supersized Warmies in the microwave? Easy: it comes with gel heating pads and cooling pads that you put inside of the cozy plush animal (dog, sloth, etc.).

Obviously, the plush outside of the stuffed animal doesn’t get the benefit of a trip to the microwave, but the inside will still warm the outside.

Other Warmies Stuffed Animals

On top of the Jumbo-sized animals and the Hugs animals, you can also purchase several other sizes (that also smell amazing and provide gently heat – or act as a cold pack): they include the Junior, Classic (there is a really cute dog Warmie) and My First Warmies.

Too Cool for Stuffed Animals? Check out Warmies Wellness

Yup. Not just kids can have fun cuddling their teddy bears, adults can have their gently scented lavender warm-action, too.

With everything from a simple “Heart” warm pack to shoulder pack that provides soothing warmth to even slippers, they’ve got something for the whole family.

Many women on TikTok swear the warmth is super helpful for regular aches and provides non-medicated relief every month, if you know what I mean.

We hope to try these products soon and give you another one of our amazing reviews.

Let’s talk about the Price for a Second

To be honest, these are incredibly high-quality stuffed animals. Sure, you may be able to find other stuffed animals at a cheaper price – but I’ve never seen any others that included dried french lavender or can act as a heating pad substitute, have you?

They offer a variety of shipping options (Free shipping over $35 – but the Warmies Hugs are $29.99, for example).

Where To Buy Warmies

Look no farther than warmies.com for the complete range of stuffed animals and wellness products when purchasing Warmies. This brand may be easily found through a variety of retail partners because it us so popular with children and babies. 

Who Would We Recommend Warmies For?

First of all, we’d recommend this as a purchase for your kids. It can be a much more fun version of heating pads for adults, too. We’ll be adding this to our list of best gifts for kids that have everything, for sure.

So if you’re looking for a stuffed animal that provides both comfort and relaxation, Warmies are definitely worth checking out! They make a great gift for kids (and adults!) of all ages. And who doesn’t love a cute and cuddly stuffed animal? Warmies are sure to become your child’s new best friend.​

We will be looking getting this as a gift or present for kids we know. It’s something we didn’t even know existed until recently!

Warmies come in all sorts of different animals, so you’re sure to find one (or two) that your child will love.

We’re happy to recommend Warmies for anyone looking for a scented friend to dull the aches and pains of life (or just being a toddler).

How hot do Warmies get?

They get about as hot as a heating pad on a low to medium setting. This can vary depending on the particular Warmie, but they tend to range from around 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re perfect for relaxing and easing tension in your neck, shoulders, and other areas of your body.They get about as hot as a heating pad on a low to medium setting. This can vary depending on the particular Warmie, but they tend to range from around 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re perfect for relaxing and easing tension in your neck, shoulders, and other areas of your body.

Do Warmies help with anxiety?

Yes, Warmies can help with anxiety. The warmth and lavender scent of a Warmie can provide calming and relaxing benefits, much like a warm hug from a loved one. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, consider giving a Warmie a try!

Does Warmies lose the lavender scent?

Yes, the lavender scent does dissipate over time. However, if you want to bring back the lavender scent, simply dab a little bit of lavender essential oil onto the Warmie. The essential oil will release its scent over time, providing you with a relaxing aromatherapy experience.

Can you machine wash a Warmie?

No, just surface clean. Submersing in water will ruin the heating/cooling gel. The best way to clean it is to use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe away any dirt or food particles. You can also spot clean any stains with a mild detergent and water solution. Do not machine wash or submerge in water.