The Lulla doll was designed as a sleep companion to give babies comfort and a feeling of closeness when their parents need to be away.
“There can be many reasons why parents can’t keep their little ones close.
There are everyday situations where babies could benefit from an added feeling of closeness, for example for comfort in the car, to help them self-soothe or as a sleeping companion when mum and dad are still awake. There are also more serious reasons like illness and hospitalization of parents and babies.
Indeed, the idea of the Lulla doll was born when my friend had her baby girl prematurely and had to leave her alone in the hospital every night for two weeks. That really struck a chord with me and it was then that I decided to bring the Lulla doll to life.”
Look – The neutral look and colours of the Lulla doll were chosen to make the doll a suitable companion for all children, regardless of gender and race. Research also tells us that babies prefer to look at things that have human facial features.
Hear – When the chest is pressed, Lulla plays a real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of a mother at rest for up to 8 hours. Her name is Gudrun, she is a mother of four and a kundalini yoga teacher. The sound is set on a safe volume of 65dB.
Touch – The outer layer of the Lulla doll is made from a soft natural cotton blend. The doll is machine washable at warm temperatures, making it safer for small babies with underdeveloped immune and respiratory systems.
Smell – The doll can absorb scent from caregivers if they first keep it close to their skin before giving it to their child for added feeling of comfort and security.
The Lulla dolls’ unique design is based on multiple scientific research on closeness, kangaroo care, the effects of heartbeat and breathing sounds, and the effects that smell, sight and touch have on babies and small children. We also relied on advice from a team of doctors, nurses, and psychologists during the development. The positive effects of closeness suggested by multiple scientific research are:
Longer periods of uninterrupted sleep
More stable heartbeat and breathing rhythm
Reduced chances of apnea and SIDS
Increased well-being and lowered stress
Healthier sleeping patterns
Nothing can replace loving human contact but the Lulla doll aims to be a second best.
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