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Would you own a "Reborn Doll" and what is your opinion about them?


There is a lot of controversy about Reborn dolls. They are made to look like real babies. Some psychologists and child bereavement counselors advise against owning these dolls, others say it helps bereaved parents. Some purchasers collect the dolls as a hobby, others to replace a lost baby. Some therapists believe holding one of these dolls is "cuddle therapy" for elderly patients, which calms them. (image credit: Wikipedia Public Domain).

 
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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Hi Faceless39. I guess it depends on the individual. If it helps them in a positive way then it matters not what others think. Thank you.

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Yes, I agree with your answer, especially being you have firsthand experience. I did not know of such dolls. They would be disturbing to me for the very reasons you've stated. I don't know that I could bring myself to hold one for thinking it dead.


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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Very well thought out, Janis. I am so glad you replied to this question because of your work in the mental health profession and understanding of the human psyche. You have great insight to this subject. I appreciate your contribution. Thank you.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    I have many dolls and my favorite is one about the size of a newborn. I dress her in my daughter's baby clothes. Thanks for your reply, Jackie.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Hi Lois. I can understand that. So sorry about your loss. Thank you for commenting on this question.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    I agree on it not being healthy for an extended time. I personally believe it could prevent or drastically delay some people from going through the grieving process.