Teddy Bear Blankie Towel Doll
This Blankie Towel Doll was inspired by a rudimentary doll made by Käthe Kruse in 1905. The updated version is a perfect baby gift because it's a teddy bear, a security comforter, and a first clutching object. Additionally, the knotted ends are great for teething sore gums and for learning by oral exploration.
This doll comprises a variety of soft fabrics such as cotton terry cloth, and an ultra-soft top layer for soothing the tender skin of the baby in your life. Suitable for tucking next to your babe, the doll measures 18' inches long. Machine washable on a gentle cycle.
SIZE: 2.8" x 18" x 9.5"
AGE RANGE: Newborn +
Besides being a safe, constant companion for your child, doll play highlights an amazing natural capacity children have for nurturing. Have you ever watched a young child speak to their doll or cuddly, naturally moving into a soft, gentle voice?
Doll and cuddly play should not be a gender divide. In today's world, men are nurturing fathers as women are nurturing mothers. Both boys and girls gain from exploring how to grow up and take on the role of a nurturing adult. If we encourage this natural affinity to love a doll or cuddly, the child moves toward developing the ability to give selflessly and care for others with compassion.
Loving and caring for a doll fosters imaginative play. From a psychological perspective, it's hard to imagine the vulnerability a young child feels in a big adult-sized world. Doll play allows children to deal with that vulnerability in a safe context. Children can work out their negative feelings through imaginative play with a doll, without involving another child.
German brand, Käthe Kruse, was founded in 1911, becoming the originator of soft doll manufacturing. The firm continues to make dolls with the original technique, taking pride in the handcrafted nature of their product. The firm has sold internationally for well over a century. They use the finest, premium quality materials in the world, complying with the highest European and American safety standards in the process. Today, several Käthe Kruse dolls are sold on the collectibles market.
In 2016, Käthe Kruse was awarded "Brand of the Century" because the firm exemplifies the category of doll.