Natural Fair Trade Handmade Waldorf Dolls ... a natural doll any child will treasure.
Natural Fair Trade Waldorf Dolls make a perfect first friend for any young child. Adorable European design, a natural doll is more than just a doll; it becomes a comforter, it becomes another character in your child's life and above all it becomes a familiar best friend. Simple toys made from natural materials are recognized as being of great importance for the wholesome development of young children. A natural doll will grow with your child and expand their imagination. It will take on many different rolls as friend & comforter. A Waldorf doll will bring endless enjoyment for your special child for years to come.
Why you'll love our Natural Waldorf Dolls:
- Only all-natural, pure materials are used to make these wonderful dolls; 100% cotton exterior, stuffed with 100% pure sheep's wool.
- Simple facial features allows child to establish dolls "expression" for the day.
- No plastic, batteries or noise! Only natural materials that are warm, soothing & healthier for your child.
- Soft, flexible arms and legs allows for natural poses.
- Little Friends are 12" tall, perfect for the smallest of children. Big Friends are 17" tall and are particularly loved by older children.
- Stuffed with wool, Waldorf natural dolls take on scents that are familiar so child is easily comforted.
- Wool is also anti-fungal and will naturally deter dust mites & mold. Perfect for children with allergies.
- Non-toxic, coloured with AZO-free dyes so they are safe for young children.
- Natural dolls encourage open-ended play fostering independence, creativity & imagination.
- Traditional European-design will never become tired or outdated. A classic friend to be enjoyed for generations.
- Our Boy Little Friends make perfect dolls for boys. Read Real Boys Play with Dolls for a dad's perspective.
- Superb quality! 100% all natural dolls are individually hand-crafted by expert seamstresses.
- Doll can be dressed and re-dressed by a child which is always a great deal of fun.
- Created under Fair Trade conditions, our Waldorf Dolls hold the seal of the International Fair Trade Organization FTO mark.
- Made in Fair Trade in India.
These wonderful natural dolls are hand-crafted in traditional European-design and are embraced by the Waldorf community. Made from soft, 100% cotton and pure sheep's wool, in addition to being naturally anti-bacterial, our natural dolls are designed to absorb scents easily, so the familiar scents of home will be soothing and comforting to your child. These beautiful dolls are non-toxic, coloured with AZO-free dyes which makes them and safe to chew on with no fluff to inhale.
Waldorf dolls faces have a neutral expression to help expand the imagination of your little one. The doll can be whatever your child wants them to be - happy, sad, laughing or crying. This doll play-value will stretch as far as your child's imagination.
Why Choose a Natural Waldorf Doll?
When it comes to finding all-natural children's toys, we LOVE to share. For our little girl's 3rd Christmas we were on the search for a special, natural doll that would be her first baby doll friend. With an appreciation of Waldorf education, we looked to the dolls embraced by the community for something extra special. Waldorf dolls (also called Steiner dolls) are made of natural materials - wool and cotton - using techniques drawing on European doll making tradition. The appearance of a Waldorf doll is intentionally kept simple, allowing for a child to develop it's own imagination and creativity during play. For instance, it has little facial expression allowing a child to establish the doll's own identity for the day.
A feature unique to Waldorf dolls are their natural, comforting materials. Young children experience the world more through touch and smell than sight and a natural doll is designed to be tactile and representative of familiar, comforting scents and associations. Our Waldorf dolls are made of natural, renewable materials that are close to their original sources. The 100% cotton knit skin "breathes" with the child and wool stuffing gets warmer as it is held, just like a real baby. The characteristic shaping of the head and face makes this uniquely a Waldorf doll. An embroidered face allows for more imaginative play than with a doll with a fixed stare. Simple yarn hair give these dolls a natural look.
You might notice that most dolls you buy these days are cold, plastic and generally have a have a forced facial expression. And to our displeasure, dolls marketed to little girls also have make-up, trashy looking clothing and inappropriate accessories. They tend to be cold, loud and over-stimulating. Finally a doll that you can feel completely comfortable giving your precious child! Waldorf dolls are simple dolls made of naturally soothing materials. A special Waldorf doll is given to both boys and girls alike, helping to create a healthy sense of self, nurturing and well-being.
Please note that this type of doll has been copied many times over. Be aware that many inexpensive "copy cats" are stuffed with polyester fiber fill instead of pure sheep's wool. Polyester does not transfer scents, is not anti-bacterial or allergy-friendly, therefore the doll cannot be considered a natural "bonding" doll.
Also available, new Natural Waldorf Doll Slings to go along with your Natural Waldorf Doll.