When it comes to lulling their babies off to dreamland, parents have been trying every trick in the book for aeons. Rocking, reading, singing, pleading--what works one night invariably fails the next, since babies tend to resist sleeping when parents want them too. (They're great at drifting off at inopportune times, though!)
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But help is on the way, at least for parents willing to shell out some cash. A mom of two from Iceland has invented a doll, called the Lulla Doll, that claims to soothe babies to sleep--and help them snooze longer and more deeply. The doll is made of super-soft plush material that's perfect for cuddling and simulates the breathing and heart-beats of a real person. Once the baby hears the rhythmic sounds, (s)he calms down and nods off, says Lulla's creator.
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All this comes at a price, though. The next batch of dolls is available for around $71 (plus tax and shipping) come October. The first batch of 5,000 dolls sold out immediately--and fueled a bidding war on eBaby that pushed the price to $350.
If the baby in your life is keeping everyone awake, you can find out more about the Lulla doll by watching this video.
Or skip the doll and invest in a living, breathing furry companion. The pets in the gallery below had no problem getting their pint-sized owners to catch some z's as you'll see in the photos below!
via Good Housekeeping.com
They're almost kissing in their sleep, and it makes us feel like our hearts grew three sizes! via Imgur