Heavy Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll

We regret that the dollmaker of our Heavy Baby and Little Heavy Baby dolls has retired. These special dolls are currently out-of-stock and we are unable to re-stock this item until we have found a new supplier.

Heavy Baby™ Dolls, sometimes known as "millet dolls," or "sensory babies," are filled with organic, lavender-scented millet and are designed not only to have weight like a real baby, but to provide a calming and therapeutic effect when held on a lap. Bunting-style dolls, their bodies are sack-like, without legs.

The doll's body is made of unbleached cotton muslin, organic skin tone knit, and filled with eco wool and organic millet scented with a special blend of essential oils. The outer bunting is made from ultra-soft cotton velour is removable for washing.

Currently available in the following bunting/skin color combinations:

  • Sage Green/Fair 
  • Petal Pink/Fair 
  • Berry/Fair
  • Lavender/Fair
  • Denim Blue/Fair
  • Denim Blue/Cocoa
  • Berry/Cocoa

Each doll is approximately 17" L and weighs 4½ lbs.

Ideal for children ages 4 and up (but mothers also find it hard to resist the comforting nature of these weighted dolls!)

Please see our Little Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll, a smaller version of the Heavy Baby doll for children under 4.

Handmade in the USA

These babies ship for FREE via Standard Shipping in the 48 contiguous United States. Because of the weight of these dolls, there is an additional $10.00 surcharge on international orders.

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More About This Product

Have you ever held a Heavy Baby Doll? Once you do, I promise you won't be able to let go! This has been the reaction of every mama I've given the doll to hold.

Inspired by Waldorf baby dolls that originated in Germany in 1919, the Heavy Baby was designed to resemble a child in its infant stage. The characteristic shaping of the doll's head distinguishes it as a Waldorf doll. The doll's facial features are hand embroidered and intentionally simple, in order to encourage imagination and creativity during play.

The unique combination of wool stuffing (which gets warmer the longer it is held) and the weighted body give Heavy Baby a lifelike feel that helps to foster nurturing qualities in young children. Heavy Baby is just right for the child who needs to "lug," and it has a settling and reassuring quality for those in need of extra sensory attention.

These are the original Heavy Baby™ natural fiber dolls, as previously carried by Joy’s Waldorf Dolls, made from the original design and pattern created by Trish Mooney.

Heavy Baby, Weighted Waldorf Doll, Millet

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Customer Reviews

Amazing Purchase by Nancy B. (on 11/21/12)
"The heavy baby in sage green has only been in my house for 3 hours, and I am head over heels in love with her! You were right......just holding her is soooo comforting....amazing! I only hope I can wait until Christmas to give her to our 18 month old granddaughter.

Thank you again for the great service and products!
A Wonderful Doll by Meg (on 9/2/11)
"We gave this doll to our two-year-old for her birthday. She is loved! Up until then, my daughter's favorite 'toy' was a heavy sack of potatoes... she would lug it all over the house. I was so pleased to be able to replace the potatoes with something so sweet. She smells so wonderful and my older children love holding her as well. "