DESPERATE sleep-deprived parents are paying triple the retail price online to secure a Lulla Doll, hailed as a miracle soother for unsettled babies.
The dolls, with simulated breathing and a heartbeat, are flying off the shelves worldwide and in Queensland thousands are on a waiting list. In New Zealand supplies sold out in two days. Facebook is ablaze with parents trying to track down the dolls.
Queensland child sleep consultant Amanda Bude said there was no magic bullet for settling children and up to 40 per cent had underlying sleep issues, but agreed the success stories were hard to ignore. “Nothing can replace loving human contact, but this doll might be coming in a close second best,” she said.
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Lulla imitates closeness with its soft natural touch and by playing a real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of a mother at rest. The doll’s aim is to help babies stabilize their own breathing and heartbeat, resulting in longer and better quality sleep as well as added security.
There can be many reasons and situations when it is simply not possible for parents to keep their little ones close. Some babies take frequent naps, go to sleep early in the evening and it´s not safe for some people to co-sleep with their babies. There are also more serious reasons like illness and hospitalization of parents and babies, and last but not least, sometimes we just need a little break and a good nights sleep.
I find some mums don’t want to cosleep but want the baby to benefit from the heartbeat and breathing as they know biologically this is how a baby regulates.
The Lulla doll imitates closeness with its soft touch and soothing sounds, so when parents have to be away for whatever reason, their babies can still experience the positive benefits of closeness.
Lulla’s was inspired by research on kangaroo care, the effects of heartbeat and breathing sounds, and the effects that smell, sight and touch have on babies and small children.
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 colors of the doll were chosen for the purpose of making the doll unisex and unirace.
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.
Looking forward to seeing how she helps my clients 🙂
Groovy Babies founder Amanda Bude is one of Australia’s most highly qualified baby & child specialist specialising in baby & child sleep, breastfeeding / lactation (IBCLC), HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method, infant massage, attachment parenting and a range of holistic parenting strategies.