WALDORF DOLLS: LIFELIKE OR HUMAN?

After writing my recent post on Waldorf dolls, I saw a number of collections at the New York Toy Fair of very detailed, lifelike baby dolls.

Who, I wondered, would buy such a distressed looking baby doll for a child? It would be hard for even the most imaginative child in the world to imagine this doll being anything other than unhappy.

Now look at the doll in the photo below. I ask you: Which doll is more human?

Heavy Baby Doll from Bella Luna Toys
There is a big difference, I find, between being lifelike and being human.