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Reborn doll

I spent more time than I expected reading about “Reborn dolls” – this is a very unique hobby –

The term Reborn Doll refers to a vinyl baby doll, that has been customized by a process of repainting and enhancement to resemble a human baby. The process of creating a Reborn Doll is referred to as Reborning.

The technique of Reborning has evolved over the past five years, as hobbyists and doll artists have refined the painting techniques, and added technical enhancements, such as a heartbeat simulator. More recently special Reborn doll kits are available, and mechanical enhancements are seen, such a battery powered breathing mechanism to simulate the breathing movements of a sleeping baby.

Reborn doll – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – [via] Link & short film about the makers of these dolls – and lastly some kits.

28 thoughts on “Reborn doll

  1. ‘Kay, is this what you do when you have the Corner Office and the big paycheque and then find out that you’re “Clock” isn’t ticking anymore?
    Well, why not? they make “RealDolls” for guys who have more money than social graces…

  2. Not only are the reborn babies fun to collect but they can be very theraputic, especially for women. Studies have shown that holding and cuddling a baby, whether a real baby or a realistic baby, releases hormones in the body that promotes emotional well being.

  3. It’s crazy how popular reborn dolls have become in just the past five years alone. Back then, practically no one had even heard of reborns; now, though, you hear about them on talk shows, news programs, police reports and of course blogs like this one. I frequently write guides and tips on reborning over at the popular community site Check it out if you are interested in the hobby!

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