Reborn babies are identical real babies and they even behave like such, where does this current come from and how much does it cost to acquire them?
What are reborn babies and what are they for? Surely you have heard of them sometime and have asked yourself those same questions. They became fashionable a few months ago although it is not entirely clear what they are or what they are for. So in today’s article we are going to try to shed some light on these dolls with a very real baby look.
These are dolls made of silicone and vinyl , which gives them that appearance of real babies. They are also made in a traditional way (although you can also buy a kit to assemble your own reborn baby at home), so it can be said that no two are alike. They are considered collectibles.
COLLECTING OR COVERING AN AFFECTIVE DEFICIENCY?
And that is one of the reasons why reborn babies have become fashionable. They are considered collector’s items and therefore there are those who do not hesitate to pay the 6,000 euros that can be paid for one of these dolls with the appearance of babies.
However, what they have become known for is the other reason why someone decides to buy one of these dolls. They come to be a substitute for a baby. The fashion has spread , mainly among women, of acquiring reborn babies to cover an affective need.
It may be because they have not had children, because they have suffered a recent abortion or because their own children have grown up and no longer require the parental care that can be given to these dolls. They are even used in therapy with people with Alzheimer’s disease .
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DOLLS
Reborn babies are real dolls to the extreme, with a detail typical of the image of young children and capable of reproducing some of their behavioral behaviors, which makes them tend to look like a baby. Its elaboration is careful to detail , in such a way that veins that may be more marked or fine hair typical of babies with a few days can be perfectly distinguished.
In addition to the physical appearance of a baby, they have their own behaviors. They take a bottle, relieve themselves and cry. The complete kit of what a baby is. They even suck on the pacifier and the bottle and have tantrums, which parents have to know how to calm down.
As soon as the parents dress them in baby clothes, the style that each seems good to. And they lead a normal life with them: they cuddle them, take them out for a walk and sing lullabies to make them fall asleep. At the time of acquiring them, you can choose certain characteristics of the reborn baby , including its weight and height. There are those who present themselves as premature , with the appearance of babies who have been born before their time.
VERY VARIED PRICES
The price of reborn babies is the most varied, depending on the craftsmanship of each of the dolls in question. In Spain there is a more or less established price of around 1,500 euros . Not counting the second-hand market (they are not talking about buying, but about adopting), where you can find these dolls for less than 100 euros.
The diversity of prices responds to the fact that it is a practically artisan work, although there are companies that manufacture them in a majority way, which prevents them from playing with the nuances. There are the reborn artisans (they advertise their work through web pages), in charge of creating these dolls from others and giving them that aspect that makes them come to be confused with flesh and blood babies. To achieve that trustworthy recration of a baby, they use vinyl, paint, mohair wool (very similar to human hair) and glass microspheres, which are used to fill the bodies of the dolls.
DANGERS OF REBORN BABIES
We have already talked about how some people decide to buy a reborn baby to cover an emotional need. This can become dangerous if you do not know how to manage the situation, so it is advisable to speak with a psychologist if that is the case.
The loss of a young child can be very traumatic for parents, who can find a substitute in one of these dolls. If it is part of a therapy its incorporation into the family can be beneficial to cover the wounds. But it can also have the opposite effect and solve a problem to create a new one. The lack has been filled with a doll that is mistaken for a baby and can give rise to contradictory feelings in the parents because the reborn baby does not grow as a real child would, nor does it feel love, pain.
ORIGIN AND RISE OF REBORN BABIES
The origin of reborn babies is found in the Second World War, in Germany. After the destruction and in the face of scarcity, mothers were busy fixing their daughters’ dolls to make them look new . They put so much effort into it that they gave rise to the first real-looking baby dolls.
From there, years later, the reborn babies made the leap to the United States, where fervor and fever began throughout the world to get them.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.