Can A Doll Really Help Your Baby Sleep Better?

Last year, Icelandic company RoRo, dedicated to helping babies and their parents to get a better sleep, added two new dolls to its award-winning signature Lulla Doll line-up (basically a miracle sleep doll). The three new styles Coral, Sky and Lilac offer inclusivity and cultural diversity for babies of any gender or race.

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The new generation range of dolls also offer extended playback time, a softer, more durable material, and a weighted base giving the doll the added capability of sitting upright for both play and shelving purposes.

This doll is unlike any other and is backed by science! Icelandic mother, Eyrún Eggertsdóttir faced a problem that had yet to be solved when her friend had a baby girl prematurely and was forced to leave her side in the hospital. Lulla Doll was created to give comfort to both parents and their children when they cannot be together. Created with a team of expert doctors, midwives, nurses and biomedical engineers and designers, Lulla Doll plays a real life recording of breathing and heartbeat of a human caregiver and transfers the scent of the caregiver into its fabric before being tucked in with the child: mimicking co-sleeping and human contact.

Since the doll was launched originally in 2011, it has become one of the most sought-after child sleep aids on the market.

The new collection incorporates enhanced sound technology powered by two AA battery with an extended play range of 12 hours instead of the original eight; in addition to an adjustable volume with higher sound quality allowing babies to sleep better for longer. Lulla Doll’s iconic heart lives on in the new collection, the newest iteration in the Lulla Doll series is more durable, softer and equally as safe for machine-washing. Suitable for newborn babies up to pre-schoolers, Lulla Doll is equipped with attachment straps as having loose items in a crib with a newborn is not always recommended.

The touch and feel of Lulla Doll are integral design elements as the doll is meant to replicate the embrace and closeness of a loved one. While there is no substitute for a loving parent, Lulla Doll acts as a companion when children and their caregivers are apart. By placing a real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of an Icelandic Kundalini yoga teacher and mother of four inside the doll, the human “Ujjayi” breathing technique and heartbeat sounds create a calming effect and work in conjunction with the doll’s ultra-soft, scent-absorbing fabric to replicate not only the feel, but also the scent of a loved one.

Lulla’s unique design is based on scientific research that shows how closeness, and especially the sounds of heartbeat and breathing, can improve sleep, well-being and safety. The positive effects of closeness suggested by multiple scientific research are longer periods of uninterrupted sleep, healthier sleeping patterns, more stable heartbeat and breathing rhythm, reduced chances of apnea and SIDS, increased well-being and lowered stress. Infants depend on proximity and contact with their caregivers. One main reason for this being the immaturity of their cardio-respiratory systems. Closeness promotes efficient functioning of all the infant’s immature organs and the central nervous system in general according to some of the foremost leading experts in co-sleeping. As more and more caregivers recognise the growing need for a safe and effective sleep aid for their babies, the Lulla Doll continues to rise in popularity and is now recognised on a global scale as a science-backed miracle in the realm of children’s sleep habits.