Real Life Reborn Baby Dolls
Realistic Baby Dolls
Reborn Baby Dolls are so Realistic
I have read about these Real Life Baby Dolls in the newspapers and online.
It is amazing how much they look like real newborn babies
I also watched a very good BBC TV documentary about why people buy and own these Reborn Dolls.
The first Reborn Doll I ever saw
But the first time I saw one for real was on Christmas morning while walking on the promenade.
A little girl of about seven had one and she was not holding it very well.
From a short distance I really thought it was a real baby.
As I got closer and realised it was one of those reborn baby dolls I was relieved but was also amazed at how life like it looked.
These new dolls are not like the ones that were in the shops years ago when I was a kid but a doll that even on close inspection looks and feels like a real new born baby!
Reborn Baby Dolls
How do they make them look so realistic like real babies
None of these dolls are made in factories, but by professional reborn doll makers.
How they Create a Reborn Baby Doll
They painstakingly go through a long process of many finite steps before they get the baby doll to look like a real new born baby or toddler.
The process of making one of these realistic dolls is very time consuming but the outcome is amazing. They buy ready made moulds and then get to work using layers and layers of different paints and effects like skin, veins, birth marks etc.
This eventually gives the doll that so weird and wonderful look of the human skin of a new born real baby. The hair and eyelashes on the baby’s heads are added one by one usually from high quality mohair. Hairs are also added to the baby’s arms and legs.
The toe and finger nails of these dolls are created to look like realistic ones from a baby.
A Realistic Baby Doll
It can take weeks of work to create a new born baby doll so they are expensive
But you get what you pay for and the more expensive are well worth the money if you can afford them.
The even newer and more expensive reborn dolls now come with very realistic breathing actions. These life like baby dolls are nearly impossible to tell apart from real babies.
There have been quite a few reports in the news in the UK and US about people panicking and getting the police to break into cars that they believe has a real baby that has been left alone and is in danger of dying.
Who are Buying these Reborn Baby Dolls?
Baby Doll Collectors
There are collectors of life like baby dolls who buy them as part of their collection.
This is their hobby and join many more people who share this interest.
They show them to visitors and at exhibitions all over their country.
There are women who buy them to fulfill a need for a real baby
They have not been able to conceive or have left it too late and find that these reborn babies fill that aching gap on their lives.
Or the women who have reared their children and who have grown up and left home.
They still want to have that feeling of being wanted and needed so create their own private world around these dolls.
Some of these owners keep their dolls secret and only allow their close family to see them.
Other people Buy these Baby Dolls and treat them like Real Babies
They bring them out on trips to the store and for walk in prams and strollers.
Depending on how far they are creating this illusion for themselves they will allow other people to believe that the reborn doll is actually real or will enjoy the amazement and surprise that the revelation brings.
There are also others who have a baby doll created in the image of a baby that has died belong to them.
These mothers are well aware that this is only a doll but they say it helps them in the grieving process.
Documentaries about Reborn Baby Dolls
I have included a very good documentry that show a woman who has bought a reborn baby doll that looks exactly like her dead baby.
There is another woman who brings out her doll in a pram and shows it off without any hint of embarrassment of self consciousness.
It is worth a look because it gives an insight on how these re born dolls can be of help in the grieving process and can enrich others with a new interest.