Empathy dolls can help children understand the feelings and emotions of others through play. Each of these soft baby dolls comes in a cute outfit and you can buy lots of additional clothes and accessories.
By taking care of a doll, dressing it, feeding it, changing it's nappy, they learn to take care of themselves and others. The Rubens Barn empathy dolls are 50 cm and have a weighted bottom to make them feel more like holding a real baby. The added weight is also great for providing comfort when cuddling or sleeping.
Playing with empathy dolls also offers a great way for children to process and deal with big emotions. They can be a great way to prepare children for the arrival of a younger sibling, and a fun toy to role play with while parents are feeding, changing or dressing the baby.
Empathy dolls can be a wonderful therapy tool for children as well as for adults with dementia or alzheimer's. In adult care settings empathy dolls have been seen to bring a sense of calm and give patients an increased sense of purpose as well as a focus for attachment.