We had bought D. a Waldorf doll when she was about 1.5 years old.
Waldorf dolls are used in Waldorf education. Their face does not have an expression allowing the child to use his/her creativity and imagination. They are made of cotton and wool. Therefore soft to the touch and warm to hold.
4 years old now and this doll is still one of the favorite toys. At one point I was wondering if she would rather want a "normal" doll. We bought her one,which she calls the "hard doll". She also likes to play with it at times, but not as much as the Waldorf one,Maya.