A toy doll that helps your baby sleep is so popular with Australian mums it has started a bidding war on eBay where it’s fetching over triple the price.
The Lulla Sleeping Doll has a recording of a heartbeat and breathing sounds making bub feel like she’s co-sleeping with a loved one.
The dolls, which were designed in Iceland, retail at $99 but since selling out in Australia are now going for up to $350 on eBay.
Scientific research shows that closeness improves sleep, well being and safety and the Lulla Doll plays continuously for eight hours – which any parent will tell you sounds like a goodnight sleep!
"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.
The doll was developed by mother and psychologist Eyrún Eggertsdóttir, who studied research on co-sleeping and wanted to create a doll for parents who can't always co-sleep with their children.
For newborns, Lulla has velcro straps which attach safely to the cot until your little one is old enough to cuddle the doll.
Parents can pre-order the doll from Sleep Tight Babies to arrive in September.
Please note: SIDS and KIDS recommends you do not use pillows, doonas, soft toys, cot bumpers, or lambswools anywhere in the cot for the first six to 12 months.