Our bestselling Heavy Baby™ Dolls, sometimes known as "millet dolls," or "sensory babies," are weighted dolls filled with organic, lavender-scented millet and are designed not only to have weight like a real baby, but to also provide a calming and therapeutic effect when held on a lap. Bunting-style dolls, their bodies are sack-like, without legs.
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 made from the original design and pattern created by Trish Mooney, exclusively for Bella Luna Toys. Lovingly handmade by our skilled doll-maker, each one is unique and dimensions may vary slightly.
The doll's body is made of unbleached cotton muslin, organic skin tone knit, and filled with wool and organic millet scented with lavender. The outer bunting is made from ultra-soft cotton velour is removable for washing.
Comes in your choice of three skin tones: Beige, Light Brown, or Dark Brown.
Clothing colors available: (Please note - Fabrics may vary in color due to dye lots and availability.)
Please see our Little Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll, a smaller version of the Heavy Baby doll for children under 4.
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