Buying Silicone Reborn Baby Dolls! Full Guide!

Baby dolls have an important role during our childhood and they are precious for most adults, therefore, they are a necessity. Nowadays, we have silicone babies for sale that come in a variety of colors, shapes, features and even in different styles. We could say that the choice is almost infinite. Obviously, this means that these reborn dolls come in many different price ranges. Some of them may cost more than your apartment, but these are collectible dolls, so they are not for play, usually. In this guide, we will be focused on different types, characteristic to consider and what makes a silicone reborn doll of this so great. All of that will use you for choosing and buying your new reborn silicone baby doll.

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Brief history of reborn dolls

If you told anyone years ago that a time would come when it would be possible to buy a doll that resembles a real human baby, you would probably be thought of just delusional. You would have had the last laugh now, given that cute reborn dolls are in the market. They resemble the human reborn baby with as much realism as possible. Strangely, most people do not know that ‘reborning’ refers to the whole process of making or rather manufacturing the doll. It has nothing to do getting ‘giving birth’ again. The silicone doll artistes who get the job done are referred to as reborners. The dolls can also be reffered to as reborn baby dolls or lifelike dolls.

The history of reborn dolls can be traced back to around 1938 and 1939. Back then, doll artists were exploring the idea of coming up with silicone dolls that look and even felt like real infants. Much has happened since then with dolls that look and even feel like real infants available. It gets better with the fact that one can have the dolls regardless of skin complexion or even size.

It is also important to note that the history of reborns in the US is different when compared to those of other countries. In the US, the art began around 1990. Strangely though, it picked up faster than almost all the other countries in the world. The US now has more doll artists than other countries like India and China where really cheap reborn babies for sale are popular.

The very first reborn doll was sold in 2002 on eBay. This opened the doors for other doll artists to make a living out of their art. It therefore does not come as a surprise that there are now so many reborns artists with popular online stores where people can place orders for beautiful reborn dolls. The stores are commonly referred to as ‘nurseries’.

Dolls exist as long as the humanity, and they were made from almost anything. The first ones were even used in religious ceremonies and they had an important role in everyday life. Dolls, as we know them today, became popular 150 years ago, they are one of the rare things that were able to maintain that popularity/demand all these years. First silicone dolls were made from corn and clay, but today’s products are masterpieces, and some are even made from exotic materials.

Different styles of silicone baby dolls

We already mentioned that there are different types of dolls. Now it is the time to get a closer look to them and to understand all about these dolls.

Reborn baby dolls

These reborn dolls are probably going to be your first choice. They are treated as high-end dolls, they are usually made by handcrafters and people who appreciate perfection. As the end result, you will get a doll that looks like a real baby! Reborn babies for sale are a bit more expensive than ordinary dolls of this type. However, you must understand how real they look, so there were occasions where people tried to rescue a doll of this type from flames or an accident!

The biggest supplier of these dolls is Ashton Drake and they are perfectionists. These lifelike newborn dolls come with a birth certificate, hospital details, and even adoption documents. All of this is needed in order to make a reborn doll look more real. Some models can move their chests and simulate breathing, while others can even move hands. Don’t think that all of them are extremely expensive. It is possible to find cheap reborn dolls for sale under 100 dollars, $60 or even 50.

Vintage dolls

If you are a collector, you must have vintage dolls. An interesting fact about them is the hair and the clothes. Most of them have actual hair, from humans, of course, and the clothes that they wear was made especially for them. Collectors usually restore these dolls and they can reach extremely high prices. Models made in the 1800s are the most popular and the most common. Note: These dolls are commonly collected by collectors and they have a high value.

Silicone dolls

Silicone baby dolls for sale can be found in most markets, shops and stores. They are the most common choice of babies and every single toddler has one of them. If you are looking for a reborn doll for your child, you will be looking one from this category/style. After all, these dolls are designed to be an important addition in the childhood of every single child.

Due to the fact, there are a lot of different types of silicone dolls, we can divide them as well. Full bodied silicone babies for sale are affordable, they look interesting, made to look like infants. Yes, there are a lot of different variants of them.

Silicone reborn baby dolls for sale are available as well. They are a mixture of the original dolls and the silicone ones. We can say that they can be rated between these two types of dolls and they are probably a wise choice, simply because they feature the both characteristics of both styles. Let’s add that they are far more affordable than actual reborn baby.

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Benefits of buying reborns

Yes, there are some benefits these dolls can provide to you and to your child. Don’t forget that boys and girls will get the same benefits, so if your boy likes playing with dolls, it’s a good thing! Important: All of these benefits were proven by the studies conducted in the United States.

Improving the motor skills, coordination, and social skills are probably the first and the most significant benefits child will get thanks to a reborn doll. A long play time can have a positive effect on the interaction between a child and adults or even with objects. All of this explains why children who played with babies are more emotional and have better social skills that children who didn’t have an experience like this.

While playing, a child will learn how to take off or put on clothes on cute reborn babies, how to feed her and how to bath her. The next step to make is to use all of that knowledge on himself. It isn’t a secret that babies who like playing with dolls, accept and adjust to certain activities much quicker than other children can.

If you and your spouse are expecting another child, realistic newborn dolls are the first thing you should take into account. Children will get used to the company because they imagine dolls are alive, which is related to the better imagination, by the way, therefore they will be better prepared when you bring home your second child. This solution is recommended by most experts and even experienced moms.

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Why buying a new doll?

Silicone reborn babies for sale aren’t just popular and commonly bought without a reason. They have an important role and they cannot be replaced. We will add that they will be used forever and there are no alternatives when it comes to this. The main reason, why you should buy a reborn baby are mentioned above, but there are a few more.

A silicone baby doll and an only child

For example, if you have an only child, he or she may get bored all the time. A silicone babies for sale is the best solution that can provide tons of fun and entertainment. If you have a girl a doll of this kind is even more important! Besides all the reasons we mentioned, girls can use these dolls to improve their skills that will be used later in life! Newborn baby dolls that look real are your best choice, just because they offer the highest number of benefits and have the most uses.

Baby dolls and twins

Parents usually believe that if they have twins, their children don’t need a reborn doll. There is no point in saying how wrong this is! Twins will adapt and develop their social skills much quicker once they have spent time playing with a doll. Even more importantly, these dolls can make the bond between them stronger and everlasting.

Collectors and reborn dolls

Reborn dolls aren’t just for children, they are for adults as well. Some collectors will pay an extremely high amount of money in order to get a perfect reborn babies for sale they want. It is possible that a doll you or your children use right now, becomes one of the desirable collectors’ items. However, in order to get that, you need a doll that is premium quality and rare. If you know that some dolls can reach up to $100.000, saving and choosing your new doll will be treated more seriously.

Factors to consider when you buy reborns

By now you should have realized that there are a lot of different models and they come with a lot of different features. In order to get the best doll, you must choose carefully. There are more than 10.000 different silicone babies for sale right now, so which one is the right one? Following our instructions and choosing the one that has all or most characteristics we will mention here is the path you should take. By doing this, you will make a wise choice, great investment, and you will get a desirable doll.

Realistic baby dolls

All of the benefits and purposes we mentioned apply to all dolls, but realistic ones do all of that much better and in less time. There is no a better alternative than choosing a doll that looks like a real baby. By making this choice, your kid will develop social skills much faster, get abetter imagination and learn more that you can teach him. Realistic dolls will stay interesting for a longer period of time, so they are a better investment, simply due to the fact you won’t have to replace them after a short period of time. Note: Usually dolls of this kind can become collector’s item.

The size

You may think that we will mention a size of a doll just because it will determine the price and etc. The truth is far more complicated. The size of a new doll should be chosen correspondingly to theage of your child. Between age 2 and 3, your child need a cuddle dolls that don’t fall into this category. Between age 3 and 7, a 14 inches dolls are the best choice. At that time, a child develops motor skills and you can notice that hand movement is better and more frequent. A 14-inch doll will be perfect for a child of this age. Playing and experimenting with a doll will be the most desirable game for your child. After age 7, only girls will play with dolls, while boys will start exploring other alternatives. Important: Barbie dolls have been related to depression in young girls, simply because they can make your child think she is ugly!

Soft or hard reborn babies

Solid silicone baby dolls are very popular nowadays, but they are commonly chosen for older children, age 6-7. They are much harder and heavier, so they are not recommended for younger children. On the other hand, we have soft dolls. They are more suitable for girls and boys during theyounger age. We may add that they are safer to use as well.

Color of newborn silicone baby dolls

Yes, we think that a color of a doll has an important role in experiencing all the benefits aforementioned. For example, africanamericanchildren have corresponding dolls. They are preferable because they cause less stress and require less adjustment. Also, they are more interesting to your child or children and they will stay like that for a longer period of time. Black reborn baby dolls should be taken into account as well and don’t think they are too different or they don’t come with all the characteristics other silicone dolls have. The latest models are rich in features, and they have all your child need.

Modern features

Now we have come to the interesting part. Reborns for sale of the latest generation have modern features. Just some of these characteristics include the ability to move chests and simulate breathing. Others can move their hands, close/open their eyes and cry. Due to a low weight, reborn dolls must have, manufacturers usually add just one or two features in their products. Your task will be to choose the feature you appreciate, and your child needs. Remember that dolls that open/close their eyes are usually the most interesting to a child, so they are more desirable.

Available accessories

When it comes to the silicone reborns for sale, accessories and clothes have a huge role! You will have to understand that some silicone dolls can wear the same clothes designed for human babies. Additional accessories may include strollers, diapers, jewelry and basically anything that has been developed and made for a real human baby. The unwritten rule is that cheap silicone baby dolls for sale usually come with fewer accessories available. However, high-end dolls will offer you almost anything you can get used for your baby. We mentioned this point simply because of it as an significant role in choosing a new reborn baby. Most children, especially girls, will pay attention to the accessories and they will always try to customize/adapt their silicone dolls. Another reason why this is an important part are collectors. They usually prefer dolls with a lot of additions. Addition: If you have skills and knowledge, you can make your own accessories for a silicone baby doll.

Is your reborn doll washable?

We all know that your kid will have interesting games in mind for a silicone doll. In most cases, a doll will end up dirty. That’s why thewashable feature is very desirable. If a doll can be washed in a washing machine, cleaning time would be far shorter and a doll will be clean and spotless all the time. Usually dolls without modern particularities are machine washable, while those with modern features are not.

Huggable or not

Besides playing with a doll, your child will want to hug it, a lot! Therefore, you should be focused on is a doll huggable. Almost all, latest dolls are like this, and they have been customized for hugging and cuddling. Still, you may need to pay special attention to the age of your child, the size of a doll, when you look for this feature. Some reborn dolls are huggable, without a question, but they are not ideal for spending the entire night in a bed with your child! Important: This factor is simply mandatory if you have a girl!

Additions

Cheap reborn baby dolls for sale may surprise you due to a simple reason. Some of them may come with additions that will be interesting and fun to your child. Just some examples include teddy bears, hats, shoes, necklaces and etc. We will recommend you to get a reborn doll that has at least one addition included in the package. Usually, it is some smaller toy, but if you look carefully, you will be able to find a lot of different things. This is important simply because it improves the imagination of your child, due to the fact he/she will be able to play for much longer and will be able to create unique situations, all thanks to a small addition.

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The process

It is all about art. That is not enough though as the process is somewhat complex, involving several time consuming processes. The first step involves taking a simple vinyl doll and adding hand painted layers of special paint. Adding other physical features then follows. It is important to keep in mind that the final product or rather appearance of a given doll is wholly dependent on the creator. However, there are reborn artists who allow their clients to customize their dolls using photographs so as to replicate a particular baby.

Most people do not know this but just about any type of vinyl doll can be used in the reborning process. There are however a few vinyl doll companies in the world, known for manufacturing vinyl dolls that are easy to reborn.

New-borning

This refers to making a doll from a kit as opposed to the whole process of manufacturing it. It is therefore, very different from reborning. Manufacturers hate this growing trend for the sole reason that it seems to kill the real art of reborning. A few other artists are however, for the idea saying that it opens room for creativity. Some artists actually claim that it wasn’t until they tried out newborning that they discovered they had a passion for reborning.

Starter kit supplies


Reborn doll supplies for anyone who wants to learn the art of reborning can be expensive. One may also have to take into account the fact that there will be several trial and error instances during the learning process. This is not the case though for anyone who just wants to purchase a baby doll for personal reasons. There are high quality affordable reborn baby dolls for sale under $60 or $50. The price tag usually depends on so many factors. Artists are also known to charge differently for their services as far as cute reborn babies are concerned. One can offer affordable dolls for sale under $50 and guarantee delivery within a week. Better yet, others could be expensive and deliver after a month. It all depends with how on demand an artist is.

The hair issue

Hair, just as complexion is usually a matter of choice. Once can choose to have his or her sweet reborn babies for sale manufactured with hair or without. Hair can also be real hair or synthetic hair. Wigs may also be used. Rooting, which is the process that involves adding hair to a full body reborn silicone baby, is yet another lengthy process that sometimes calls for more money. Rooting tools used can easily determine how appealing a doll may look with hair. The tools vary in size ranging from size 20 all the way to size 42.

There is also the complexion issue. A doll can be as dark as or as light as a client wants. The same case applies for eyes. That is why it is important to get an accurate size of all the parts that matter. Get the sizes right and you can be sure you will end up with a doll that looks exactly like the infant you have in mind.

Finding an artist

This should not be very hard, especially with the internet around. All you need to do is take time to find one. But while at it, there are so many factors you should be on the lookout for. Price is of course, one such factor. This should not be the main factor though given that there are so many beautiful reborn babies with fair affordable price tags.

Consider an artist’s portfolio. That is, the dolls the artist has made before. it gets better if you deal with a bigger company. all you need to do is find out what people have to say about the company. real client reviews in this case can go a long way to help you find out if you are about to get a good deal and value for your money. Some of the best reviewed artists and companies may charge you more than you may have planned. This should not be a problem if they can guarantee quality.

Silicone or vinyl doll?

Think of your baby doll as any other treasured possession you have. That is, maintain it well. Keep in mind that it is made of vinyl. That means leaving it out in the sun for long can easily damage it. Washing the silicone doll should not be a problem. It should in fact, be fun for a child. One must however be careful not to store the doll while still wet. Then by all means, keep the doll away from sharp objects. Keep it away from fire too. In a nutshell, maintaining your reborn doll is simple.

Some facts on reborn dolls

There are a few facts that make silicone reborn baby dolls and the industry around them interesting such as the fact that there is an international association for reborn artists – The International Reborn Doll Artists (IRDA). These range from things such as history all the way to things such as how they are made and the price tags they come along with. Some of the most common strange facts include the following.

Psychologists recommend them

Reborn dolls have been known to come in handy for mothers grieving loss of their little loved ones. This is a grey are though with a few other experts claiming that they may do little to help one cope up with grief. One thing’s for sure though. People have been known to develop close attachment to sweet reborn babies. This happens especially to babies. With a silicone doll that looks just like you and with the same name just like yours, getting attached should be easy.

Outgrowing the doll on the other hand could be hard. There are in fact, teens and adults who still treasure their dolls. When one thinks of it though, what else can one really do with a reborn after one becomes an adult? You cannot give a doll that looks like you to someone else. The best you can do is to keep it for memories.

They make perfect gifts

You can make one for your little loved one. You can also choose to surprise a friend or a family member with a doll of their baby. Unfortunately, even with all the knowledge out there on reborn dolls, not so many people think of them as perfect baby shower or even birthday gifts. This may change in the new future though, as the market continues to grow. The industry in fact, projected to be a billion dollar industry in the next decade.

They can be made at any age

They are not just a preserve for infants. As strange as it may sound, one can order for a silicone baby doll of any size. Keep in mind that size here is synonymous with age. The older one is the bigger the doll. The price factor may differ though when it comes to bigger reborn dolls for obvious reasons.

Their prices differ


Just how much does a cute reborn baby cost does is a relative question. There are so many in the market today that sell for less than $100 or even $50. However, this is not the median price. Reborn dolls can be very expensive depending on several factors. The material used is one of the main factors that can easily shoot up the price of any cheap reborn baby for sale. There are also a few companies and artists known to be very expensive. The price therefore, can be as low as $50 an as high as $1000 or even more.

They make parenting easy

This should be obvious, but it is not. There is some social science behind it. Chidren known to develop close ties with their toys have been observed to be very affectionate and gentle. This is always a perk for any parent as it makes parenting easy. The child will most likely be kind and loving towards his or her other siblings. Bring a reborn into the picture and things get even more interesting. The child develops a close bond with a silicone doll that looks just like him or her. Before long, the child learns what it means to be responsible. From a distance, this looks like a simple and even obvious thing. It is obvious in some way. A child cannot mishandle a silicone doll that looks just like him or her. In a nutshell, buying a young one a reborn doll can easily be the first tip up your sleeve to help your child learns responsibility.

They are really like real infants

Just how real is real? You only have to buy, see or just touch a reborn doll to understand. Think of it this way. Reborn heads and other areas like arms are weighed before reborning. The aim here is to make it easy for the doll owner to support the doll just as is always the case with a real infant. That is not everything though. Magnets are then attached inside the head or inside the mouth so as to attach hair bows or pacifiers. Electronic devices designed to mimic heart beats are or make the chest are rise and fall as is the case with real breathing may be added to the reborn doll.

Reborns can also come complete with umbilical cords and heat packs. Voice boxes that produce baby sounds and heat packs to make the reborn warm to the touch are also common. Better yet, there are some that come in incubators complete with breathing aids attached on the nose. One can then choose to dress the reborn to make it seem real.

The bottom line

Reborn dolls are now extremely popular. They are not made just for infants but for grownups too. As a matter of fact, most people who order them are usually adults who intend to stay with the dolls to remind them of how it felt to hold a week old or a month old infant. There are of course, reborns for sale designed for children to play with just as they would with silicone dolls. It is because of these factors and more that dolls come along with different price tags.

Now you know all about reborns you will need in order to make a right choice. We helped you understand what the styles are and what particularities your new doll should have. A mandatory thing to remember is that reborn babies have actual benefits on your child and the development, so they are far more than simple toys. Most experts claim that silicone baby dolls are necessary for proper child development!

All combined means that you should get a new doll as soon as possible. Pay close attention to the factors we mentioned here. They can make a difference between a perfect doll and not so great one. If you include all or almost all features, your kids will be incredibly happy and satisfied with your new reborn silicone doll. After all, this is the main point.