Heavy Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll - Sage Bunting with Light Skin Tone
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Huggable, soothing to the senses, weighted for reassurance and grounding, cuddly and warm, these are just a few of the reasons why we love our Heavy Baby™ Weighted Waldorf Dolls and why they are perennial bestsellers at Bella Luna! This Heavy Baby arrives in a luxuriously soft sage bunting with 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. Originating in Germany in 1919, the Heavy Baby was created to mirror an actual infant.
Known as "millet dolls," or "sensory babies," these weighted baby dolls are filled with organic, lavender-scented millet 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 empathy and nurturing. Heavy Baby has a settling and reassuring quality for those in need of extra sensory attention.
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 heirloom-quality 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.
Please see our Little Baby Weighted Waldorf Doll, a smaller version of the Heavy Baby doll for children under 4.
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