Tiny Love is a premmie-sized baby. She is lighter and smaller than the Newborn Nursery babies. This doll is great for smaller or frail patients. Everyone will immediately fall in love with these wonderfully lifelike preemie-sized babies.
Dressed in knit asymmetrical-close t-shirts with matching diaper covers and hats, these babies are ready to be brought home and taken care of. Babies are just over 48 cm long and weigh approximately 1.36 kg. They look like the real thing and — when you pick them up — they feel like it too!
Child Representation/Doll Therapy: Why does it improve the well-being of some older adults with dementia?
Dolls have a remarkable effect on women and men in the moderate to late stages of dementia. They are calming, soothing and bring the person back to a time in their life when they felt useful and had a sense of purpose, when caring for a baby was their number one priority. Giving someone a “baby” doll brings them back to that safe and secure time in their life and these high quality dolls are guaranteed to fulfill our instinctive need to care, to love and to be loved. People living with dementia can gain comfort from the companionship that a doll can provide and can act as a constant figure in their lives, overcoming loneliness.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Child Representation/Doll therapy will be most enjoyed by people in the moderate to late stages of dementia. Click here to find out more about the effects of doll therapy on people with dementia.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.