Kim Tucci from Perth, Australia is a a mum that beat amazing odds (one in 55 million to be exact!) by falling pregnant with quintuplets, naturally. She already had three children and just wanted to try for that last one… Now she and her husband Vaughn have 8 children at home, and their five little miracle babies are at the happy (and active) toddler stage. Kim has described her home as “absolutely wild” but said that the family had received a lot of help.
One of those helpers is in the form of doll. The Lulla doll, which was designed to help babies and young children sleep better.
“The Lulla doll is a saviour for any parent whether it be for a baby, toddler or young child. There is nothing worse than sleep deprivation, if your’e at the end of your tether the Lulla is a must try! Being a busy mum of quintuplets I just don’t have enough hands to settle everyone at night time, unless I run between rooms and try and settle each child. Sometimes quiet time in the cot with the lulla is enough to soothe the crankiest of babies. I would say this is a necessity for anyone expecting a baby, the doll will see you through many years of love and comfort.” – Kim describes
Lulla doll was developed over the course of three years with input from doctors, nurses, psychologists, midwives, engineers, and baby testers. The Lulla doll is designed to help children fall asleep and stay asleep for longer. Originally designed to give premature babies a sense of comfort and closeness, the doll uses real-life recordings of a mother’s heartbeat, as well as realistic breathing sounds, to give babies a feeling of closeness.
The benefits of the Lulla doll are to support a healthy sleeping pattern and many parents report that their children are sleeping longer, falling asleep faster and feeling more comforted with their Lulla (user surveys show that over 90% would recommend the Lulla doll as a sleep aid to others).
The Lulla doll will work differently for every child as babies have their own sleep personalities. Be realistic and patient. Most users report that it takes time to intergrate Lulla into the sleep routine and see results. Although, for some the results are immediate but for most they are gradual.
They key to sleeping through the night and getting the best result is to intergrate the Lulla doll into a sleep routine. "All I can say is routine, routine, routine from birth if possible." - Says Kim on the secret why she thinks her children are sleeping through the night.
Find out how to get the magic out of the Lulla doll and establishing a good sleep routine to help your child sleep through the night.
Lulla imitates closeness with its soft feel, humanlike features and soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat. Lulla's unique design is based on scientific research on the positive effects of closeness, especially the sounds of heartbeat and breathing. These are:
• Falling asleep
• Staying asleep
• Self soothing
• Longer naps
• Comfort on the go
• Transition to their own room
• Switching to a bigger bed
• Feeling more safe and comforted
… and so much more.
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