Space Explorers

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Therapist Pick
Great for sensory fun, especially for older kids. My kids like to pretend they are a banana, blueberry or another inanimate object.
Ilana Danneman, Physical Therapist and Product Developer at Fun and Function
Item # MW5636, MW5637, MW5638, MW5639, MW5640, MW5641, MW5642

A Sensory tool that Stretches the Imagination

Our Space Explorer is the ultimate body stocking that has loads of fun potential in every stretch. Space explorers allow children and young adults to jump, crawl, and pretend while improving sensory integration. Made from a comfortable, resistive material, the Space Explorer suit provides calming deep pressure, heavy work and proprioceptive input. This fun suit helps children develop spatial and body awareness, muscle strength, motor planning and creativity. Head can be placed outside or inside the Space Explorer.

  • Stretch spandex provides heavy work and resistance through movement and deep calming pressure

  • Good for tactile defensive children, sensory seekers and crashers (including children and tweens with autism)

  • Made by Fun and Function

  • Age 3+

Getting Started

Made of four-way spandex; with a hook-and-loop closure for putting on and off easily. Choose from animal prints or solid colors.

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Answered Questions
would this work for a tall skinny 17 yo boy?
My child is 4 years old (36lbs 38 inches) and a sensory seeker. Looking for at the hug and space explores -Something with resistance to give that an outlet she needs and to be able to calm her body as a result of using it. Which would you suggest based on size and use?
I am looking at the Transformer Sensory Sack, Space Explorers, and Hug (Lycra) Sleeping Bag. My kids are leaning towards the sleeping bag because they want the option of sleeping in it, but ai feel like the other two look way more stretchy and fun. Please compare/contrast these so I can have a better understanding of which to order. Thank you.
what size is recommended for children of ages between 3-10?
What is the difference between this Transformer Sensory Sack and the Space Explorer Sack? I'm trying to decide which one to get for my 5 year old sensory seeking son with autism.
Thank you!


To measure properly for size, measure from the child’s shoulder to the floor and order the closest size.

Approximate ages:

Small: Ages 3-5 (40"L x 26"W)
Medium: Ages 6-8 (47"L x 27"W)
Large: Ages 9-12 (55"L x 28"W)
X-Large: Ages 12 - Adult (60"L x 30"W)

Machine wash in cold water. Line dry.

Wow! Fun!
My son loves to drag out his sheets and blankets, when he opened this he climbed right in and it became a new favorite! He can walk in it, hide in it, and just sit and be comforted in it. He also loves sleeping in it!
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Calm the animal
This product once adapted to is very calming for the child. I will be buying a second one.
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Fun and beneficial!!
My son loves this. He can climb in and stretch. This gives him just the right resistance to help him calm down. Once he has stretched, he loves to curl up in it!
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Love it!!
Love it! Son loves it! Great source for sensory needs.
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So much stretchy fun!!
I bought this item for a 13 year old teen and he enjoys laying down, rolling around and stretching in it. It provides the sensory input he needs and he enjoys using it.
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A Calming Tool
My son was being really obstreperous one day so I took out his Space Explorer Body Sock and "persuaded" him into it. He seemed to enjoy stretching it and doing strange movements in it. By the time he got out of his Body Sock, he was much calmer and disinclined to quarrel with his brother and me.
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Sensory seeking wonder!
After testing out a version of this that was lent to us by an OT, I got this for my 5 year old sensory seeking nephew as a birthday gift. He couldn't have loved it more. There was a lot of sugar and energy during his birthday party and this helped him regulate. Not only that, but it was the hit of the party -- every single kid wanted to have a turn inside the Space Explorer... giggles everywhere! Such a cool, simple product that I know he will use for a long time.
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Colleen Arturi
Auntie of a sensory seeking child
  • Developmental Needs:
  • Easily frustrated
  • Sensory processing
Kids Love It!!
I got this for my sensory seeking daughter. She loves to go inside and we do all kinds of exercises together. Afterwards, she's always much calmer and focused. Thank you, Fun and Function!
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It works
My son doesn't stretch out he just rolls up in it but he loves it! Great idea!
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Love it
Purchased for sensory issues. Definitely does what it is made to do. Extremely well made, great quality.
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Jen H.
Deep Pressure in a Fun Way
My Kids love this product! It gives my son the deep pressure he craves and he also is able to engage in healthy and fun pretend play at the same time. My 2 year old shrieks with delight as he comes roaring behind them in his get up. Well made, loads of fun, helps him calm down too.
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Sarah Weiss
A sensory play must have.
I bought this product for my little guy about 2 months ago who has recently been diagnosed with autism after his OT told me that he seems to have low sensory processing and suggested getting a big piece of Lycra to wrap around him to help calm him down. In my search for items to help put more pressure on him I came across the space explorer suit (my son calls it his cheetah), the price wasn't much more than a yard of Lycra so I decided to give it a try. I started out by putting it on him and helping him with some basic aerobic stretches and he also immediately like running and jumping in it. Now whenever he gets upset he goes and gets it out of the drawer we keep it in and asks for help. This has been such a great tool to help him calm down and also to provide him with some heavy work exercises when he gets overly hyper. I would recommend to anyone looking for a product that adds a little more pressure and resistance to their childs play time.
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