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Reborn Baby Dolls in the News
Reborn Dolls have been getting a fair amount of coverage in the news, most of the stories told for shock value and entertainment. When you look a little more closely at the stories, there isn’t anything shocking about them – but fascinating.
Reborn Dolls have grown into a highly specific sub-culture that is providing many women with a unique form of solace, grief support, stress release, and/or a much needed outlet for their desire to care.
Why all the fuss about a Reborn Baby?
The fuss really centers on the fact that the Reborn Baby Dolls are made so well.
Each doll is hand crafted to be a unique replica of a newborn child. Buyers “adopt” the doll, and costs can reach into the thousands – but most come in at around £100.
The fuss is in the realistic appearance of the dolls. As their owners carry them around, or drive them around in real car seats – they have often been mistaken for real infants left in what could have been dangerous situations.
Here is the funny thing, the women who own the dolls never lose sight that the doll isn’t alive. They can’t be faulted for leaving a doll in a car on a hot day.
That’s ridiculous. It’s the shame/shock of the person who first thinks it is a real child left in a hot car who finds out it’s a doll that fuels any outrage – when there is none there at all.
Why are some Women drawn to Realistic Reborn Babies?
The off demographics of the Reborn Dolls tell only part of the story of why they are so attractive to some women. The buyers are typically white, conservative and Christian women though of course not always.
This is a demographic that values childbearing and rearing highly. For women who cannot conceive, have lost a child, are past child bearing age, or cannot support having more children – the dolls are a way to preserve and protect the integrity of their identity.
Lifelike Reborn dolls UK are about much more than collecting, they are about healing.
This is about more than Collecting Lifelike Baby Dolls
Psychologists are torn about the helpfulness of the dolls. They recognize, as does the rest of the medical profession, that cuddling a doll can cause the body to release hormones that promote relaxation.
For those who have lost young children, the doll can become a way to transition from grief back to life.
For many collectors though, the issue isn’t about grief or stress.
It can give some Women a Chance they never had
Some people are more naturally inclined to caring and nurturing a child than others.
For them, having a baby around almost feels like a necessity. The choice is suffer from a lack of opportunity for caring, have more children, or indulge in a Reborn Doll.
The act of caring for the doll, dressing it and play-acting with the doll can be as engaging as doing the same with a computer game avatar.
The main difference is you can hold this avatar in your arms.
Reborn Dolls FAQ
|How much does a reborn doll cost?|
|The price varies hugely. You can find some really high quality items around the £300 mark but equally people can pay up to £20000 depending on the doll. There are also bargains out there for those who watch the auctions carefully. Sometimes really beautiful models can be picked up cheap that only need a little cleaning to bring them back to life.|
|Can they move or talk?|
|Normally, no. It's not something that most people require. There are however some dolls which may make a crying sound and some have fake tears. You may also find dolls that can have wet pee nappies. Of course, they don't actually drink milk.|
|Are reborn babies all made of silicone?|
|Yes, pretty much. Most are full body silicone. This way they will last and can be easily customised.|
|When was the first reborn made?|
|Some date it back to the late thirties. This was a time when more of an effort began to be made to make dolls look realistic. The popularity of these items as we know them today really began to take off at the start of this century.|
|Who makes reborn dolls?|
|Many are made by enthusiastic hobbyists all over the world. This of course means a fantastic range of designs to suit all tastes. Bigger companies have been getting in on the act over the years but it is largley still a home grown home made industry.|
|The dummy/pacifier keeps falling out of the mouth?|
|This is a problem we often hear. You should buy or make a doll which has a magnet behind the mouth. This will hold it in place.|
|What about hair styling?|
|Mohair is quite strong so you can certainly try a few different styles. If you are putting any products in then be sure to always clean them out. Leaving them in can cause problems.|
|Why do people buy Reborn Dolls?|
|For many reasons. The most spoken about reason is probably for those who have lost loved ones or young babies through miscarriage or child birth. The dolls provide a therapeutic effect in these cases. For others, they simply love the look and feel of the dolls and wish to build a collection. It's really a personal choice and it's important we don't judge anyone. It's all about what makes you happy.|
|What is a Reborn Baby?|
|Reborn baby dolls are extremely realistic lifelike babies created by expert designers in the UK and all over the world. In some case the dolls are made to look like a lost loved one. They are often mistaken for real babies.|
|How to Reborn a Doll?|
|Your starting point should be a purchasing a reborn doll kit. This will contain the basic tools you need to begin reborning a doll. There are multiple video tutorials on youtube which should quickly help you on your way.|