Because our reborn dolls are all handmade and look more realistic, they are not suitable for children under the age of 6 as toys. Our reborn dolls take 10 days to make and 2 to 5 days to ship to the US. So but from the beginning of your purchase, you need 12 to 15 days to receive your reborn doll. Before you buy, you need to confirm your purchase needs before placing an order. thank you!
You might be more or less familiar with these terms depending on how much you have immersed yourself in the world of these realistic lovely dolls that just look and feel like real newborn babies.
The thing is that they are getting more and more popular, and for sure there are several reasons for that.
Let’s try to give a comprehensive explanation of what reborn babies are and what makes them so special.
Basically, a reborn baby doll is a doll that has been artistically modified to resemble as much as possible a real baby. And when we say “as much as possible”, we really mean it.
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These dolls are sometimes so realistic that have embarrassed people who have mistakenly taken them as real babies. In few occasions, police broke into a car thinking they were rescuing a baby and it tourn out to be a reborn.
Many times, when looking at pictures of some of these amazing creations, it is literally impossible to guess if they are dolls or real infants.
However, as reborn artist Melanie Katryn explains, a reborn is not simply a “realistic-looking doll”. It is true that reborn dolls aim the closest similarity to a real baby by presenting a very natural skin color, texture, weight, feel, hair or gestures, but for a doll to be considered a reborn there are few requirements that need to be met.
Reborns are carefully hand-made throughout a long and time-consuming process. Each one of them is a unique work of art and consequently they become precious collector’s pieces. Probably, the most valued feature of reborn baby dolls is that each one of them is “One Of A Kind”.
All the steps that are part of the creation of a reborn life-like doll are long, arduous and require specific artistic talent that not everyone has. The artist, or reborner, spends hours and hours (sometimes even weeks and months) crafting the reborn baby.
In many cases, artists would use an existing vinyl doll and transform it into a reborn by manually adding many layers of paint (sometimes up to 60 layers for darker skin tones)*, rooting its hair, adding glass eyes, eyelashes, and providing many other realistic details. It is understood then, that the old doll has been reborned into a new one. That is why this process of artistically transforming an ordinary doll into a more realistic looking baby is called “Reborning”.
Reborn dolls are not usual dolls and they are definitely not toys. This is why, many artists and collectors will not talk about buying and selling reborn babies. Instead, they talk about “reborn babies for adoption”. Whenever a person decides to get a reborn baby doll, the baby will usually be posted to her with a welcome pack, including the adoption certificate or birth certificate (depending if we are talking about a case of reborning or newborning).
As you can imagine, there is lots of hard work and time involved into reborning a doll. The production cost of it, including the original doll parts, the paints, the tools or the accessories, and, especially the time required to create a reborn baby doll, are factors that add up to the price of these life like babies.
The cost of these realistic dolls is hugely variable, and it might range from a bit over hundred dollars up to several thousands. There are many aspects that might influence the price of a reborn doll, but they mostly have to do with the type of materials used (vinyl, silicone or a mix of both), the quality of these materials, their ability to achieve a higher realistic look and feel, and especially the talent and reputation of the reborn artist.
Most of these babies are adopted online, especially through specific reputable sites, online marketplaces and social media platforms.
However, the hobby of reborn baby dolls has something unique that sets it apart from any other hobby. This is the strong bond that collectors develop with their babies, whom they take care of and learn to love from the first moment.
As said above, Reborns are considered unique and valued pieces of art. They are not considered toys and, in general, are not meant for kids to play. Reborns are usually bought by collectors, who mostly enjoy treating them as the real babies they resemble.
However, as this art and hobby is gaining popularity, many critical voices have appeared defending people’s freedom of choice and highlighting the benefits of collecting and playing with reborn dolls. The powerful therapeutic value of reborn baby dolls has been shown in many occasions.
For example, reborn baby dolls have played a crucial role on grieving and comforting women who were unable to have children, mothers who lost a child or grandmothers who were feeling lonely after their beloved grandchildren grew up.
Reborn baby dolls have also been recently introduced in some care centres for the elderly, with very positive results, especially with Alzheimer’s patients, helping them to feel calmer.
Who does not love to hold a baby? It has been scientifically proven that holding a baby has great benefits also for adults as it releases oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone” or “feel-good hormone”.
Oxytocin, produced by the brain when we cuddle or hug, has many positive effects in our bodies and minds, such as promoting bonding, easing stress, triggering protecting instincts, and relaxing and calming us down. Oxytocin makes us feel good and improves our health. Taking care of a reborn doll might boost the release of this hormone, so do not hesitate to let your instincts go when approaching one of these lovely creations.
I hope this article was useful. Please feel free to comment and leave your thoughts, opinions and insights. We will be happy to hear your point of view and experiences, as for sure they can complement this information.
Of all the creations in the collectible doll world, authentic reborn babies are among the most cherished. A reborn baby doll is taken through an intricate process of hand-detailing by skilled artists for heightened realism and is completely unique and so true-to-life that they are frequently mistaken for real babies. Now, one of our most beloved dolls has been masterfully reborn for realism beyond belief! Introducing the 20" Bluebonnet Reborn Doll, a rendition of the fan-favorite Bluebonnet doll, available exclusively from Reborn-Shoppe. The only one in existence, this amazingly realistic baby doll is the culmination of the superb craftsmanship of Master Doll Artist Linda Murray and renowned reborner Linda Smith.
Recast from her original molds and handcrafted of real vinyl, this one-of-a-kind doll collectible features mottled skin that is skillfully hand-painted by Linda Smith, layer upon layer, creating the lifelike look of actual newborn skin. She utilized specialized painting techniques to recreate soft blushing, realistic shading and other details. With hand-set bright blue genuine glass eyes, hand-applied lashes and hand-rooted mohair, plus a poseable cloth body that is weighted for optimal realism, no detail was overlooked.
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