Heavy Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll- Lilac Bunting with Light Skin Tone
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Soothing to the senses, cuddly and warm, comfortable to snuggle, weighted for reassurance and grounding, these are some of the reasons why we love our Heavy Baby™ Weighted Waldorf Dolls and why they are perennial bestsellers! This Heavy Baby arrives in a luxuriously soft lilac bunting and has a light skin tone.
This is the genuine Heavy Baby™ natural fiber doll made exclusively for Bella Luna Toys from the original design and pattern created by Trish Mooney. Our skilled doll-maker lovingly makes every one by hand so that each one is unique with slightly varying dimensions.
These beautiful weighted handmade dolls, known as "millet dolls," or "sensory babies," are filled with organic, lavender-scented millet and are designed to provide a calming and therapeutic effect when held on a lap.
The combinations of the wool stuffing, (which warms the longer a child holds the baby) and the weight, gives the feel of holding a real baby and encourages reverence and nurturing. 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.
Originating in Germany in 1919, the Heavy Baby was created to mirror an actual infant. The distinctive shape of the doll's head as well as the simply embroidered facial features mark them as Waldorf Dolls. Both of these characteristics allow for children's imaginations to set the emotion of the baby and encourage imagination and creativity during play.
The body of this sweet doll is made from 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 lilac velour and is removable for washing.
Please see our Little Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll, a smaller version of the Heavy Baby doll for children under 4.
Doll play is for all children! Watch the video below to hear Sarah's thoughts on boys and doll play.