Looks like a real baby, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not.
Take a look at these photos and this article, and then tell me what you think of these dolls, called “reborns,” and if you think they are cute or a little bit disturbing. (There’s also a video clip from The Today Show.)
Maybe you can sense that I’m completely creeped out by them, but don’t let that sway your opinion.
Yes, the artistry is unbelievable.
And yes, of course, everyone is entitled to a hobby or a collection (this is an expensive one – the dolls can cost anywhere from $500 to upwards of $4000). But it’s not just the dolls that give me the creeps, or the price tag, it’s the way that some owners interact with them. The dolls are weighted so that they feel like real babies, and you can even order one with a heartbeat. Some owners talk to and care for the dolls as though they are real. (I suppose I can understand their use as a comfort after the loss of a child, but that’s not the way the women featured in the article were using the dolls.)
All opinions are welcome. I’ll ask the question the article does: Cuddly…or creepy?
Now, on to something I found that’s pure genius…and also a bit pricy, unfortunately
I would order these in multiple styles and colors, if could afford it. I might not be able to pass up ordering one, though. But it has to be our little secret. Shhhh…