"I've used wheat berries, millet and lentils as filling for all sorts of heavy babies, and I always use a lentil for a belly button on my regular Waldorf style dolls. While I haven't lost any to vermin, I know someone who did. I just try not to think of it (not difficult with a new babe around!) and so far so good. I haven't used sand, but it seems like it would work fine...I'd mix the sand (the good, silica free stuff) with the wool, like with the other fillings. Then, maybe have an extra lining layer. I've used a lining layer for a few dolls and I like how firm they are"
Wow. I didn't realize you just mixed the filling with the wool. I assumed you put little bags of fill in with the wool. What is the extra lining layer made from? Do you use the same skin material or just some muslin?