Heavy Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll - Sage Bunting with Dark Skin Tone
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There are so many reasons we love our Heavy Baby™ Weighted Waldorf Dolls, they are soothing to the senses, cuddly and warm, comfortable to snuggle, weighted for reassurance and grounding, and will last for generations.
This Heavy Baby arrives in a luxuriously soft cotton velour sage bunting with a dark skin tone.
A perennial bestseller, the genuine Heavy Baby™ natural fiber doll is 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 are also known as "millet dolls," or "sensory babies." Filled with organic, lavender-scented millet, they are designed to provide a calming and therapeutic effect when held on a lap.
The combinations of the weight and the wool stuffing, which warms the longer a child holds the baby, gives the feel of holding a real baby and encourages reverence and empathy.
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 velour and is removable for washing.
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.
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.