Nothing compares to the precious feeling of holding a baby in one’s arms. In fact, it has been said that holding a baby promotes well-being. Studies show women in nursing homes are calmer and less disruptive when they are provided with reborn babies to care for. This is how reborn babies can serve as more than just an art form; they can also be therapeutic for those who choose to keep their reborns or buy one from a store. But what exactly are reborn babies?
Reborn babies are dolls that are made to look and feel like a real baby. The time and artistry that is put into each reborn baby is the reason why it looks so realistic that at one point, a policeman actually broke a window of a car for mistaking reborns to be the real thing being left alone inside. In any case, this time consuming process of reborning (the term used for creating a reborn doll) is the reason why some people would just buy a ready-made reborn online or have one custom-made for them. Ready-made reborn babies are quite expensive though especially the customized ones.
Reborn babies are made from vinyl dolls, any vinyl doll would do. You can then, among other things, root mohair on the head; stuff the insides with soft pellets of siliconized fibers, fat pellets or glass beads; add glass eyes in the color of your choice; and repaint the body parts with preciseness and technique that you can learn from the manufacturer itself or various tutorials online.
Painting a vinyl doll to make a reborn baby can probably the most meticulous process in reborning as you would have to add layers of paint and bake each layer each time to make the paint stick to the doll. Hair rooting comes in at a close second which could take about 30 hours.
While taxing, reborn babies can give you a sense of accomplishment not unlike what a painter or sculptor would get from any of their works of art. On top of that, as I said earlier, you can also benefit from the relaxing effects of having your own baby along with the fun that comes with dressing it up and washing its hair (if you choose to), without the fuss and the mess that comes with having a real one.