Soft Hugging Cushion

Units of Measurement: Each
SKU: 12606-VARIOUS Category:

AUD $108.00AUD $205.00

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The Soft Hugging Cushion is a body pillow that can be hugged by people when lying on their side. This may help the person feel more secure and they may sleep better. The Cushion may prevent them rolling onto their stomach. The Cushion should be long enough to tuck between their knees.

A Therapist should position the Cushion. They may rearrange, add, or remove filling to the Cushion to suit individual Patients.

The ordering options in the drop-down menu are:

Complete Product Complete Soft Cushion, consisting of a White Cover with a zip, filled with Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre and supplied in a zip-seal bag.
Cover Only – Black black material option To go on the outside of the Complete Product, to act like a pillow case and remove for washing. Black material may be more discreet, eg. when used in a wheelchair in public.
Cover Only – Blue Waterproof A waterproof, wipeable cover to go on the outside of the Complete Product, to act like a pillow case and remove for washing.
Cover Only – White white material option To go on the outside of the Complete Product, to act like a pillow case and remove for washing. The same white material as on the Complete Product.

When ordering the Complete Product, we recommend purchasing at least one additional Cover. This way, you can regularly remove and wash the outer Cover only, and not the Complete Product, unless it needs washing.


Cover Options

The Black and White Cushion Covers are made out of a soft, four-way stretch material that wicks perspiration away from the body. This type of material is often used in sportswear.

The Blue Waterproof Cover is made from a wipeable, breathable, four-way stretch material. The seams are heat sealed, but the zip opening is stitched. Although this Cover is mostly heat sealed, it is not described as a 100% Heat Sealed product because it has a sewn zip.

All Covers have a zip with a flap sewn over the top to help protect fragile skin. Zips are normally located away from areas that are likely to be contaminated. There is another flap inside the covers, to help prevent the filling from becoming caught in the zip. Note: The photos showing the zips are examples only. The exact location of the zip for the range of Pelican Soft Cushions varies from product to product.

Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre

The benefit of this filling is that it is possible to remove or add some of the fibre for particular pressure care and individual Patient care. When removing some of the filling it does not move or migrate, unlike micro-polystyrene beans which move to fill the gap.

Polyester is cooler and softer next to the body compared to foam or micro-polystyrene beads, and may help Patients stay thermoneutral. There is also no noise from the fibre, so if a Patient’s head is resting on a Cushion, it will be quiet.

We can also supply 2kg / 4.4lbs bags of the Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre (sold separately) to allow you to add more filling, or to fill your own cushion covers.


The full range of Soft Cushions consists of:

soft wedge cusion Soft Wedge Cushion
soft leg abduction cushion Soft Leg Abduction Cushion
soft heel cushion Soft Heel Cushion
Soft Arm & Hand Cushion
soft general cushion - small Soft General Cushion – Small
soft general cushion - large Soft General Cushion – Large
soft hugging cushion Soft Hugging Cushion
soft lateral cushion Soft Lateral Cushion
soft u cushion Soft U-Shaped Cushion
soft ring cushion small Soft Ring Cushion – Small
Soft Ring Cushion – Large
Soft Mattress Overlay
soft hollow-core polyester fibre Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre – A 2kg / 4.4lbs bag of spare filling

Other Bed Positioning Support Products

sleep systemThe Pelican Sleep System incorporates a unique variety of specialised Bed Positioning Products including Soft Cushions, Cuffs, Wedges, and Brackets that can be used on their own, or combined with other products to ensure the best level of care for people who require assistance with their sleeping posture. See all of our products to help with positioning people in bed here.




soft hugging cushion


Item # Details Colour
12606-COMPLETE Complete Product White
12606-C-BLACK Cover Only Black
12606-C-BLUWP Cover Only Blue Waterproof
12606-C-WHITE Cover Only White

Hand or machine wash up to 80°C/176°F. Cool tumble dry or air dry in shade. Chlorine bleach can damage the filling and covers. Usually people purchase a second cover to use like a pillow case and remove for washing regularly. If the hollow-core filling needs washing, then the entire Cushion with the filling inside can also be washed as above. Larger sized Cushions with the filling still inside may not fit in a domestic washing machine, however they can be washed by hand in a large laundry sink or bath. Hand-squeeze excess water out and air dry in shade. Note: If the internal filling becomes dislodged or misshapen during washing, it can be re-arranged by unzipping the Cushion and plumping the fibre to suit the patient’s individual requirements.

Waterproof Heat Sealed Covers can be wiped clean with a hospital grade disinfectant, or removed from the Cushion and hand or machine washed up to 80°C, then cool tumble dried or air dried.

Important: Ensure that all parts of the Cushion are completely dry before using or storing. Open the zip and place a hand inside to make sure the filling is dry.

Inspect for any cuts in the material or open seams before using. If any damage is found withdraw from use and contact Pelican Manufacturing.

When handling, transporting or storing the Vaccum Bag, ensure the bag will not be damaged by sharp objects. A small pin prick sized hole will allow air to re-enter the bag and inflate the product.

This product is designed to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.