important safety information

Little Koko sleep doll comforters and sound boxes have been thoroughly safety tested according to Australian Standards AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2002 (toys for children from 0-36 months of age. We recommend that parents and caregivers only follow advice from the Australian Red Nose Foundation to ensure safe sleeping environments for babies and children.
Please adhere current advice specifically related to soft toys here and safe sleeping recommendations here. According to this advice, we agree that soft toys should NOT be introduced into the sleeping environment until a baby is seven months or older.
We have designed intelligent knotting hands so the sleep doll can be securely tethered to the outside of a sleep space. This allows baby to still receive gentle sensory input (eg audio, olfactory, sight) to assist calming and settling, whilst building positive sleep associations to the sleep doll.

operating instructions

See below for detailed instructions on operating your sleep doll and soundbox. Additional instructions and advice can be found on our FAQ page.

sleep doll

The operating instructions are the same for each character.

You will find a gold clip temporarily attached to the safety zip. This has been attached for ease of use to adjust soundbox to your preferred settings.

The gold clip MUST be removed before the sleep doll is used with your child.

Please store the gold clip out of reach, for later use when changing batteries, sound settings etc.

little koko comforter operating instructions explaining sound box operation and safety features


Our soundbox comes with test batteries, which may not have a full play duration of 200 hours. When replacement is required, please use high quality batteries.

little koko sound box operating instructions regarding piano lullaby, music box lullaby and brown noise plus sound activation feature little koko sound box operating instructions regarding piano lullaby, music box lullaby and brown noise plus sound activation feature

examples for use

We recommend experimenting with the settings and sounds to find the right play combination for your baby. This can take some time and requires parental patience, especially while baby is bonding to their sleep doll.

Babies will connect and respond to their sleep doll in their own time, but rest assured bonding will happen.

Baby will establish a positive sleep association to the sleep doll, which will assist calming and relaxation, encourage sleep and help with resettling.

Thirty minute play setting: you can use a lullaby to relax, soothe and get baby ready for sleep (such as during cuddles, feeds or story time). You may lIke to combine this setting with the use of an external “white noise” sound machine to run consistently through sleep time.

Sound activation setting: the chosen sound will be triggered by waking noises and cries to play again for a further 30 minutes (repeating each trigger). This setting restores/recreates the sound element of a scene in which baby fell asleep, aiding resettling. This setting provides opportunities for skill building until baby learns to activate the sleep doll when needed (ie by pressing the nose)

Lullabies: our beautiful lullabies have been written and recorded especially for Little Koko, with a focus on gentle repetition which babies find very soothing and which parents will not find tedious. When incorporated into a sleep routine, the lullabies are extremely effective at calming baby through becoming a positive sleep association. They can also be used at times when baby needs help settling.

Brown noise: this is beautiful natural sound for settling and calming baby. Brown noise has a more layered sonic hue and deeper frequency than white noise, akin to natural tones such as the “rumbling” of a flowing river, waterfall or rainfall. This setting is able to be used with or without an external white noise sound machine.

If used simultaneously with an external white noise sound machine, brown noise can offer a gentle transition to the cot. If used without an external sound machine, we recommend use with the sound activation setting.

Brown noise is very helpful for settling and calming on the go (car, pram, other travel etc) where baby is accustomed to a continuous "white noise" in the sleep space