Lulla Doll has taken the world by storm and we are thrilled to now have it available in this country.
The Lulla Doll was designed in Iceland and is a sleep companion for preemies, babies and toddlers. It imitates closeness to a care-giver with its soft feel of natural cotton and 8 hours of soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat.
Lulla’s unique design is based on scientific research that shows how closeness to a care-giver improves sleep, wellbeing and safety.
- HEAR – When the chest is pressed, Lulla plays a real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of a mother at rest. Her name is Gudrun, she is a dear friend, a mother of four and a Kundalini yoga teacher.
- LOOK – Babies prefer to look at something that resembles a human face. The colours of the doll were chosen for the purpose of making the doll uni-sex and uni-race.
- TOUCH – The outer layer is made from soft natural cotton. The filling is made from ultra-fine microfiber that is hypoallergenic.
- SMELL – The fabric of the doll can absorb smell from parents if they first keep it close to their skin before giving it to their child for extra feeling of security.
- CLEAN AND SAFE – The doll is machine washable in warm water making it safer for small babies with underdeveloped immune and respiratory systems
It took three years to develop and test Lulla and the doll was created using the advice of doctors, midwives, psychologists, engineers as well as numerous parent and baby testers. It has won many international awards and the response from parents all over the world has been incredible.
The aim of the Lulla Doll is to be a second best for babies whose parents need to be away for whatever reason.
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The Lulla Doll has been sent to children who recently went into foster care, to orphanages, to the elderly with Alzheimers and to babies who stay with their mothers in psychiatric wards. We have found wonderful success with autistic children, who find it difficult to touch others but find the doll comforting, for children with ADHD that need calming down and many children dealing with all kinds of illnesses. We’ve even had reports from a few moms telling us that their husbands stopped snoring when he slept near the doll.
So many can benefit from the comforting feeling of having someone close.
The response and results have been incredible and the Lulla Doll has become so popular that it sold out quickly. Desperate parents in the UK and Australia were flocking to eBay and other websites to buy second-hand products at double the price and people were furiously adding their names to waiting lists for the next shipment. We are thrilled that finally, stock is now available on www.babarazzi.co.za
How is the Lulla doll different from other soothing plush sound machines?
Both the purpose and the design of the Lulla doll differs from other seemingly similar products. The purpose of most other sleep related toys is to help babies fall asleep with the help of white noise, sometimes resembling womb sounds. The Lulla doll, on the other hand, is designed to help babies stay asleep for longer periods at a time, and help babies stabilize and feel safe. The doll is imitating closeness to another person, more than trying to replicate the womb experience. The doll aims to do this with its unique real life sound that plays for 8 hours. Other products only stay on for 15-45 minutes (or are movement activated), the sound file is not this large and the sounds are usually not real-life.
What is the recommended age for the Lulla doll?
The Lulla doll is suitable from birth. We recommend it for age 0-24 months when closeness is vitally important to a child´s early development and sleeping routine.
Would you recommend it for toddlers?
We know that many parents let their toddlers use the doll as well and they loved it. Toddlers can face many sleep related challenges like newborns. However, just of a different kind. Like switching to a bigger bed, sleeping in their own room, sleeping outside of the home overnight, and going to daycare. In these cases the Lulla doll can help to make them feel calmer and safer.
Is the doll safe for newborns?
The Lulla doll has been thoroughly safety tested to be suitable for newborns. The whole design is with safety in mind. The doll is very light, made from natural materials, has no loose items nor toxic chemicals. However, it is not recommended to have loose items in a crib with a sleeping newborn. We strongly recommend that from birth to 12 months the doll is kept away from their face and not loose in the crib during sleep. The doll has Velcro fasteners so you can attach the doll to most cribs, strollers and other carriers.
How long can I leave my child unattended with the doll?
The doll is not a babysitter and we do not recommend that you leave your child unattended for extended periods of time. Human touch, attention and affection should always be number one, the doll is thought of as a second best when needed.
Why is it not sound activated?
Many sleep- toys are sound activated with the purpose of helping babies fall back asleep if they wake up during the night. We, on the other hand, want to help babies keep sleeping and not to wake up as frequently. The aim is also to help them keep their heartbeat and breathing more stable during sleep. This is achieved by having the sound on continuously.
Is the Lulla doll machine washable?
Yes, it can be washed at 40 degrees celsius. The soundbox has to be removed prior to washing which is easily done as it is placed in a velcro pocket on the back of the doll.
How long do the batteries last?
The Lulla doll comes with batteries that last up to 80-120 hours of playtime. We recommend that they be replaced with rechargeable batteries for better usage. That is also more eco-friendly, which we are all for!