Reborn Dolls Look Just Like They're Real

What are Reborn Dolls?

Reborn dolls are dolls that are unique, and are hand-crafted to make them look as real as possible, The dolls look almost like real babies and small children. The reborn doll making craft started in the later 1990s. People, (the artists), who create reborn dolls are very serious about their craft. A few people may use reborns as a substitute for real babies, children, and as a substitute for the loss of a child. Reborn dolls are hand-crafted to look as natural and real as possible. Each hair on the reborn doll's head is painstakingly attached strand by strand, which takes greats amounts of time, and looks very much like real hair, just like on babies and small children.

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Reborn Doll Looking Like a Real Baby.
Reborn Doll Looking Like a Real Baby. | Source

Social Issues With Reborns

Are there social issues with reborn dolls? There may be a few social issues of concern with reborn dolls. A few women might treat the dolls like they're their real children. Reborn dolls have been treated like they're real babies, and have been taken in strollers for walks, just like real babies, The reborns have even gone shopping. Reborn dolls can, also, substitute for the loss of a baby or child. Reborns can be used for therapy, possibly to help in the grieving process after a mother loses a child, but reborns aren't real babies or children. Reborn dolls are dolls that will never grow up, or have the need to be fed. Reborn dolls can be installed with electronic devices to simulate heart beats, and breathing with the rising and falling of the chest to make the reborn appear to be breathing. Reborn dolls look so real that they have been mistaken for real babies, for instance: in Australia the police smashed through a car window when they saw what they thought was an unconscious baby, only to find out that it was a reborn doll. This incident happen in July 2008. There was a similar incident that happened in the United States. Reborn dolls have been described by both media and public reaction as "creepy", among other things like "They look like they're dead." They look so much like real babies, but they're not. Is it okay for the reborn dolls to be used as therapy for mothers, who have lost children? Could the dolls be helpful in the grieving process of the loss of a child, and help in relaxation? Perhaps, the reborn dolls would be of help in extreme cases of child loss. The dolls may be good therapy for older women, too, by helping them to relax. For more information about reborns click on:

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Reborn Looks so Real
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A Reborn Doll that Looks Like a Real Baby
A Reborn Doll that Looks Like a Real Baby | Source

Companies that Make Reborn Dolls

There are doll companies that make reborn doll kits, for example: The Secrist Doll Company and JC Toys.The Secrist Doll Company began making reborn doll kits in 2005, and started producing supplies, tools, and how to videos for creating the reborn doll, which is called reborning or newborning. JC Toys began selling the reborn doll kits in late 2007, and there are others, as well. The companies that make reborn dolls are easily found on the Internet. Reborn dolls range in prices, and can cost up to four thousand dollars. The dolls can be bought at much lower prices, as well. Some women, especially older women buy the reborn dolls. The reborn dolls may be used to replace a child that was lost, or children that have grown up and left the nest. There are many doll collectors, who collect reborn dolls as they would any regular dolls that they would add to their collections. Reborn dolls make great gifts for anyone, who loves, cherishes, and would love to add them to their doll collection.

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cloverleaffarm 4 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

The only thing that is creepy about this is the women who carry them around like real children. I'd say they have a problem, and should seek counseling.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

The reborn dolls are no replacement for real children. It would seem awful silly to be carrying them around like their real children, because their not, their dolls. The women probably should seek counseling. I would never want to carry a reborn doll around. The dolls kind of look like their dead.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Some might think that reborn dolls could be used as therapy for people who lost children or for an empty nest. A lot of work must be done to make the dolls look so real.

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DearBandit 4 years ago

Wow I did not even know that there was dolls out there like that. That is kind of creepy, I can see why department stores would not want to stock them.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

I didn't know about the dolls until I saw it on the Internet, so I looked it up. That is kind of creepy for sure. They look like they're strange. I could see why the department stores wouldn't stock them-they're creepy. I think they probably give the appearance that their dead-and that's creepy.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thanks for your comment, DearBandit. The dolls are kind of creepy, and I didn't know they were out there, either. I saw it on the Internet.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thanks for your comment. I wouldn't think that it would be normal to be carrying them around, because they are dolls, and I would not want to be carrying them around.

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gail641 3 years ago from Mason City Author

I think that the reborn dolls can be seen by different people in a variety of different ways. Some people may find the dolls creepy and not alive, because they're not alive, and because they look so real. The dolls can be seen as artistic and beautiful, as well.

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