A report from the Daily Mail provides details on a doll with a heartbeat and breathing sounds designed to emulate a person sleeping next to a baby and promote sleep.

Many babies and young children struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep for long periods of time, but now there’s a doll that can help.

The doll plays a heartbeat and breathing sounds to emulate the experience of children sleeping next to a carer.

It was developed by mother and psychologist Eyrún Eggertsdóttir, who studied research on co-sleeping and then had the idea to create the doll for parents who can’t always co-sleep with their children.

‘[The Lulla doll] has real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of a mother at rest. Lulla’s aim is to help babies stabilize their own breathing and heartbeat, resulting in longer and better quality sleep as well as added security,’ the Lulla Doll site explains.

Ms Eggertsdóttir, from Reykjavík, Iceland, worked with hospitals and researchers to perfect the doll, before starting a crowdfunding campaign in 2014 to fund the production of the dolls.

Photo Credit: Lulla doll Facebook

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