Let’s talk about the LULLA Doll …… And with honesty too!

//Let’s talk about the LULLA Doll …… And with honesty too!

Let’s talk about the LULLA Doll …… And with honesty too!

Let’s talk about the Lulla Doll! …… and with honesty ❤️

Let’s start by saying that no sleep product on the earth is 100% guaranteed! I say that to every mum who asks that question. I do however, have personal experience with the LULLA Doll and my 3 year old and it turned sleeping around for her and us. It is the reason I approached Iceland about bringing LULLA to Australia.

? LULLA is unisex. The name LULLA means “nap” in Iceland. The only pink on LULLA is the lips and the heart outline which is where you press LULLA to activate the sounds. LULLA MUST BE PRESSED FOR 3 SECS TO ACTIVATE!!!!!!

? The LULLA doll was developed by an Icelandic mum Eyrun, who co-slept with her two young boys and could see the need for mums to have a break. Will LULLA only work for co-slept babies? No, white noise has long been used in the battle for sleep across all types of age groups and sleeping arrangemets.

? What about SIDS? As per the SIDS guidelines, there is to be nothing in your babies sleeping environment up until the age of 12 months. LULLA has two Velcro tabs tucked away at the back that can be used to attached LULLA safely to the outside of the cot, bassinet etc until your baby is old enough to safely cuddle LULLA. LULLA plays at the optimum white noise sound level of 65 dBs so you baby will still be able to engage with Lulla’s sounds.

? Is Lulla suited for my 0-12 month old? Yes, babies have sleep cycles (every 20-50 minutes in most cases) and when they wake during these sleep cycles, they either resettle of their own accord or they seek the same cues that put them to sleep in the first place. Quite often this is patting, shushing, rocking, feeding, dummy and the list goes on. We need LULLA to become one of those sleep cues as most mums and dads are not there for every sleep cycle! LULLA HAS BEEN MADE OF A SPECIAL MATERIAL SO MUMS CAN ‘WEAR’ LULLA TO TAKE ON MUMMY’S SMELLS, this is especially important for very young babies

? Battery life – it isn’t the greatest. Just remember this is the only product of its type on the market. It doesn’t wait for your baby to wake and become unsettled before switching back on (like others that are sound activated), LULLA plays for 8 hours straight. We use energiser rechargeables and have approx 80 hours of play time. You may get more with good quality disposable batteries and you may get less with average quality batteries. The play time can clock up very quickly, especially if you use LULLA for daytime sleeps as well as night time sleep. The dolls have been kept light for safety reasons and the doll takes 2 X AAA batteries. The new sound boxes in the June shipment have reset buttons and we have been informed that it has improved the battery life. PLEASE DO NOT USE LITHIUM BATTERIES IN YOUR LULLA DOLL AS THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

? Am I too late to introduce LULLA to my older baby? No! LULLA is able to be safely cuddled by your toddler at night time and if you wear LULLA for a few hours (or even longer) it will become nice and mummy smelly and it will encourage bonding. LULLA is all about making your toddler/young child feeling comforted and secure at night without you. The heartbeat can be ‘felt’ when LULLA is cuddled and young children love this. It’s why I believe, that we have so many photos sent to us of toddlers sleeping on top of LULLA.

? Does LULLA sound like DARTH VADER? Yes! The breathing is a real mum of 3 who is also a Yoga Guru. Darth Vader is exactly how I describe the breathing to mums. Most toddlers and babies have not seen Star Wars so if introduced correctly, it is highly unlikely that your baby will react negatively to the sounds of LULLA. Introducing LULLA when your little one is tired or plopping LULLA in the cot in the hope of a miracle will most likely NOT work (although there are plenty of mums that tell me that’s exactly what they did and it worked). Making a fuss of LULLA, kissing and cuddling LULLA, dressing LULLA up and encouraging your baby to play with LULLA in the daytime is what we recommend as part of introduction.

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35 Comments

  1. Rochelle June 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I have a question. I have a baby monitor with sensor pads as my baby is situated down the other end of the house. Will the Lulla doll affect the sensor pads with its heart beat and breathing (ie. if something were to go wrong with my bubba will the Lulla dolls noises imitate hers)? I hope this makes sense.

    • MGreen July 8, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Hi, Iceland have tested most major brands and the Lulla Doll has not affected the operation of such units. Many mums habe reported the same in Australia
      However, I would still test for peace of mind. Hope this helps!

  2. Tamara September 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I purchased the lulla doll it has been the best purchase my husband and I have made in a while. My little boy now has gone from sleeping on me during the day to sleeping in his cot instead. I can’t thank you enough to for making such a wonderful doll. I can get things done during the day now.
    Can’t thank you enough.

  3. Shannon October 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    My lulla doll just arrived. The doll is very hard to turn on, and taked me 5 minutes of fiddling to get it to turn on. Is this normal?

    • MGreen October 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Shannon, Just want to check that you are holding the button down for 3 secs to activate and deactivate the sounds. The top half of the button should be able to be depressed easily. If you have any further issues, please pop through an email to info@sleeptightbabies.com.au

  4. Lesley November 19, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I purchased one of these for my grandson who is now 9 weeks old. Problem is the sounds are so loud it is interferring with the sleeping of his parents. Is there any way to lower the volume?

    • MGreen November 21, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

      Hi Lesley, I do know a couple of mums who have either wrapped the sound box in tape or muffled it in some other way. Just be careful that it remains loud enough to continue to help with their little one’s sleep 🙂

  5. Renee taylor December 26, 2016 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I’m interested in purchasing the lulla doll but am concerned with putting battery’s in his cot.
    Is the sound box intrinsically safe and explosion encased?

    • MGreen December 29, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Hi Renee, Lulla’s battery pack is very hard to remove with little hands and it also take a Phillips head screw driver to undo the back 🙂

      • Renee taylor December 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

        Thanks for that, it’s not little hands I’m worried about, its (eg. Battery fluid leaking out or exploding)
        A intrinsically safe box would contain such occurances.
        Is the sound box a intrinsically safe box?

        • MGreen December 30, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

          Hi Renee, I’m not sure what a intrinsically safe box is but i would imagine that Lulla’s sound box is the just like any other toy that operates with batteries. Sorry I can’t be of more help but I will ask the Icelandic developers.

  6. Becky January 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Hi i have a 14 mouth old son and iam still up to him 1- 2x a night is he to old to try the lulla doll, as i would love 8 hour sleep.
    Thanks

    • MGreen January 10, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Hi Becky, 12 months plus is a great age for your little one to take full advantage of all Lulla’s benefits. Your son can bond with Lulla by cuddling Lulal to sleep, wrapping and dressing. This creates the confidence he may need to get through the night by himslef. We stock the Lulla doll because it flipped sleeping around for our Miss 3 at the time. Nothing is 100% guaranteed of course but the Lulla results have been amazing!

  7. Cassandra January 16, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Hello We just got our lulls doll and my 10 month old starting crying and when we tried to have it next to us for her sleep time she started crying really loudly. I think she’s scared of it and what is your return policy on this?

    • Tiffanie January 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Cassandra, please send an email to us at info@sleeptightbabies.com.au so we can offer some tips and suggestions. Although some bubbas take to Lulla instantly it can take longer for others.

  8. Bec February 4, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Hi I co sleep with my 9 month old and I’m trying to get him to sleep in his own cot in our room. I usually put him asleep on the boob but he wakes up every hour or so and the only thing to settle him is boob. How do I utilise the lulls doll best what do I need to do? I feed him to sleep at the moment and put him in his cot then put lulls with him but he still Wakes? I’m finding it hard to find info on how to introduce the lulla and how to utilise it best

    • MGreen April 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Bec, I hope this information helps you and please feel free to give me a call with any questions 🙂 From 10 months on, please encourage bonding with Lulla, dressing up, wrapping for bed, cuddling and it is very important that mum and dad show how special Lulla is 🙂
       
      It is VERY important that Lulla is included (with sounds on) in your normal bedtime routine whether that be feeding, rocking, reading, wrapping, dummy, shushing or patting.  Most babies wake during their sleep cycles which occur every 20-50 minutes and quite often they are unable to resettle themselves as all the original cues that put them to sleep in the first place are now gone i.e. feeding, shushing, patting, rocking etc. 
       
      We need Lulla to become that cue so it is still there when baby wakes during their sleep cycle.
        
      If your baby does not like lulla being close then there are a couple of things you could try and this option is also great if your baby is under 12 months and the  sleeping environment needs to be kept free of all soft toys etc. Lulla can be attached to the cot on the outside of the sleeping environment with her velcro tabs. 
       
      You can also place the sound box with the speaker facing towards the opening of Lulla rather than Lulla’s tummy to make it slightly louder for baby to engage with the sounds and of course the other way if you think it is too loud for your little one.  You  can wrap the soundbox in something or tape it if the sounds are too loud.
       
      If you are patting, feeding rocking etc before you place your baby down, then have lulla snuggled up between you and baby or as close as possible. Feet down first when transferring baby to their sleep environment 🙂 
       
      Remember SIDS stipulate nothing in your baby’s sleeping environment for the first 12 months 

  9. Kobie Robinson February 23, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

    My baby is scared of the lullladoll. It doesn’t help him, it wakes him up and he continually cries until I take it away 🙁

    • MGreen March 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Would you like to give me a call? These tips may help you but you may have to wait a little while and reintroduce. I’m not sure how old your little one is so I am covering all bases ….Introducing 0-4 months – Simply have Lulla switched on during your normal bedtime routine i.e patting, rocking, feeding or cuddling
      When baby is placed down to sleep, use the velcro straps to secure Lulla to the outside of the sleep environment. Lulla plays at 65dBs so your baby will still engage with the sounds.

      Introducing from 6 months on – Introduce Lulla with no sounds on during playtime when your baby is happy and more willing to accept Lulla.
      After 1-2 days, turn Lulla’s sounds on and make lots of fuss about how beautiful Lulla sounds.
      It is important that your child bonds with Lulla.
      It is now time to introduce Lulla at night time as part of your normal bedtime routine ie reading or laying with your baby. Talk to your toddler about what Lulla is for and how Lulla will look after them at night time.

  10. Greta March 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a 5 year old son who waves at night abd cones into my bed every night. He has always done this.. I tried so many methods when he was younger but eventually gave up. He us simply scared of being alone at night. Is this likely to work for a 5 year old? If he could he would sleep on top of me still! So I think it might?? He does like having cuddle buddies too.
    Thanks

    • MGreen April 1, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Hi,

      Nothing is 100% guaranteed of course but I personally love the age when they are old enough to cuddle Lulla, bond and feel secure with Lulla. We have been selling sleep products for a long time now and this product by far has out performed any other product we have sold! The whole reason we stock Lulla is because my little girl, 3 at the time, spent more time in our bed than her own. I thought it was worth a try and Iceland sent us a sample. 3 days later she stayed in her own bed. Poppy is 5 now and most of the time she will just cuddle Lulla to sleep with no sounds BUT if we go through any change such as illness, starting school, shifting house .. a few things I can think of straight up, we rely on her sounds to put her back into a great sleep pattern.
      We also have a vip page which support other mums who use Lulla’s and it great for asking questions if you would like to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/sleeptightbabies/

  11. Lauren May 31, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Hi,
    I asking for my 14 week old daughter. She already sleeps pretty well at the moment with a dummy but I wanted Lulla as an extra comfort for when her day sleeps are off, particularly around leaps or growth and she can’t resettle. I also wanted Lulla for transition time such as to her cot and when sleeping somewhere unfamiliar.
    We already follow a routine for sleep- swaddle, dark room, music/white noise, put down drowsy after a little rock with her dummy.
    I kept Lulla in bed with me for a few nights, the in the bassinet without noise before I had Lulla rock with us and in the bassinet with noise. My daughter seems to find it very distracting or appears scared of Lulla when the noise is on and it’s put her sleep off.
    Just looking for some help and advice with this.

    • tiffanie ward June 1, 2017 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Hi Lauren,

      Just reading through your question, Lulla works best as part of a bed time routine and consistency is part of that too. Please have a read of our tips on how to introduce, I have pointed out below. Please feel free to call also 0405259674 to chat over the phone. The most crucial factor during this age is to take your time! I know it’s very tempting to grab Lulla straight from the mail box and straight into your baby’s bed (especially if you are in a deprived state of sleep) but unfortunately your baby is more likely to see Lulla as being a replacement for mum at bedtime and maybe resentful of Lulla for this reason. This is called a negative sleep association and we don’t want Lulla to be associated with big changes to your baby’s sleep routine
      Introducing 0-4 months
      At this age, it is very simple to introduce Lulla. The aim is for Lulla to become a positive sleep association for your baby. Regardless of whether they are crying or not, simply have Lulla switched on during your normal bedtime routine i.e patting, rocking, feeding or cuddling. Be consistent with your approach and use the Lulla Doll for every nap/sleep. Although, we see instant success so often, some babies may take a little longer and we suggest being consistent with your Lulla Doll routine for a month or more.
      Lulla is very special because the heart beat and breathing play for 8 hours. All babies sleep in cycles of approx 20-50 mins. “Good Sleepers” can resettle themselves but quite often a baby will seek the initial sleep cues that put them to sleep. We want Lulla to become that sleep cue, so although you may not be there, or the rocking may be gone, Lulla’s sounds, smell and touch (if they are old enough to cuddle) will still be there. Many other sleep aids turn off after 30 minutes, just when your baby is transitioning to their next sleep cycle and why it is so important that the Lulla sounds play right through their sleep cycles until they fall into a deeper sleep. Lulla plays for 8 hours continuously and can be reset before you go off to bed by switching off and then back on.
      Thank you for your purchase and support!

  12. braulio salgado June 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Hello, we bought our baby a lulla and it works great. Our only concern is that she will suck on it intensely. Is this safe?

    • tiffanie ward June 13, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Hi! Great to hear Lulla is working great for your little one! Sucking is not a problem however please keep an eye on Lulla as if holes appear and the stuffing is exposed then it is not safe for baby. For any further concerns please feel free to email info@sleeptightbabies.com.au

  13. Jessika July 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    I’m intrested in this product just after some feed back with reviews on this product with it helping with a 3 year old to sleep through the night

    • MGreen August 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Jessika, We stock the Lulla Doll because it flipped sleeping around for our Miss 3 at the time. Miss 3 spent more time in our bed than her own. This link will also giv eyou tips on how to introduce the Lulla doll to your little one 🙂

  14. Danielle August 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Hi, I just purchased Lulla for my 14 month old. She is still breastfed to sleep and co-sleeps most of the night. She heavily relies on feeding to get back to sleep during the night. I am the only one who can settle her and this no sleep thing is getting very old! Any tips on introducing Lulla would be great 🙂

  15. Celia Harris August 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hi – just wondering if you can buy a replacement sound box for the Lulla? Something has come loose inside mine and the sound is a bit temperamental now to turn on and off. Thanks!

    • MGreen August 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      Hi, we do but does your doll fall under the 6 month warranty period?

  16. Jessica August 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a 4 year old boy that is definitely a mummy’s boy and very clingy he sleeps on me and asks to hear my heart if he’s not on me he has to hug my arm or leg. I would love to try and get him comfortable to sleep without me and get my bed back he tells me his heart is broken because he can’t hear mine so that obviously pulls on my heart strings and I give in. Would this doll suit his age? Or is he too old

    • MGreen August 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Jessica, we didn’t introduce the Lulla Doll until our little girl was 3 years old. It flipped sleeping around for her and obviously for so many other mums too. Nothing is guaranteed of course but Lulla Doll has been enjoying absolutely amazing results across the globe!

  17. Marie September 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    I am interested in purchasing Lulla for my baby due 1st December. For a newborn can Lulla be attached to the cot from birth so it isn’t in with baby for safety reasons?

    Thanks

    • tiffanie ward October 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Hi! Yes Lulla comes with safety straps that can be used to attach Lulla securely to the sleeping environment such as to the side of the bassinet or cot. These safety straps can be found inside the pocket where the soundbox is located.

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