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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+
Made of four-way spandex; with a hook-and-loop closure for putting on and off easily. Choose from animal prints or solid colors.Download Guidelines for Safe Use
To measure properly for size, measure from the child’s shoulder to the floor and order the closest size.
X-Small: Age 3 (30"L x 22"W)
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.
Not true to sizingI bought this for my autistic grandson and bought the size that was recommended on the website. He is almost 8 and after measuring him from shoulder to foot it says the correct size would be a medium, but this is not correct size. A large would be the correct size so I suggest if your interested go up a size for the correct comfort. My grandson gets very angry in this sack because of the large opening for the head so getting him to calm down is not happening for him. I am sad for getting the wrong size,the wrong item and the fact he gets so angry as this was not my intention.Read MoreGreat Product!I purchased two Space Explorers, a large for my nephew and a XL for my daughter. They both loved them. My nephew actually preffered the x-large size so he can store his blankets and other treasures in it and still have room to wiggle on the floor.Read MoreSpace ExplorerWe got our Space Explorer body sock today! After trying 3 different kinds from different companies, this one definitely tops them all! He loves it! Thank you, Yonah for your patience and help! Customer service was superb!Read MoreWow! 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!Read MoreCalm the animalThis product once adapted to is very calming for the child. I will be buying a second one.Read MoreFun 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!Read MoreLove it!!Love it! Son loves it! Great source for sensory needs.Read MoreSo 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.Read MoreA Calming ToolMy 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.Read MoreSensory 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.Read MoreKids 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!Read MoreIt worksMy son doesn't stretch out he just rolls up in it but he loves it! Great idea!Read MoreLove itPurchased for sensory issues. Definitely does what it is made to do. Extremely well made, great quality.Read MoreDeep Pressure in a Fun WayMy 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.Read MoreA 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.Read More
Answered QuestionsMy 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?Jill k / Dec 5, 2016The Hug Sleeping Bag is a wonderful way to have deep pressure during nap time and in the night to provide calm and relaxation. The Space Explorers are lots of fun and provide much sensory input during the day, play time, etc. We can discuss the different options available with you. Just call us at 800 231 6329 and we can assist you further!Adina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Dec 5, 2016I 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.Linda Brooksbank / Jul 18, 2016All three are nice and stretchy, provide deep calming pressure and allow for resistance and heavy workout. The Space Explorer has several size options and can be used standing or sitting or lying down. You can choose a cool animal print or a solid color. The Sensory Sack and Hug Sleeping Bag are one size fits all, and can be used sitting or lying down. Of course, the Sleeping bag can be used for both sleeping and play, while the others are not for night-time sleep. All are lightweight and fold easily for travel sensory breaks wherever and whenever!Adina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jul 20, 2016Daisy / Mar 29, 2016No answers yet. Be the first to answer a question!What is the difference between this Transformer Sensory Sack and the Space Explorer? I'm trying to decide which one to get for my 5 year old sensory seeking son with autism.
Christine Polkovitch / Mar 29, 2016Both are similar in that they provide deep pressure and heavy work while moving around. The Space Explorers have different size options and can be used while standing, too. The Transformer Sensory Sack is one size fits all. The Space Explorers are available in animal prints so it allows imagination to go wild!Adina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jul 21, 2016