The phenomenon of Silicone Babies: The dolls who are and aren’t real babies

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As you know, normally we write about real babies. About their physical and mental health and also about their real or potential problems. But now… let’s discuss babies which are not (as) real. Silicone Babies or Reborn Dolls.

What’s a silicone baby or reborn doll?

Silicon baby or reborn doll is actually an artificial doll whose purpose is to be as similar as possible to a real child. These Silicon Babies look so convincing that it is very hard to determine they are fake. The process of creating a reborn doll is called reborning and the producers of the reborn dolls are reborners.

What motivates people to buy the dolls?

That’s good question with many answers. Here they are:

The reborn doll or silicone baby could be a replacement for the baby who died soon after birth.

They could be the imitation of children who are not babies or children anymore.

The dolls are the reimbursement for children for women who are infertile. These dolls help them feel as mothers.

The dolls are the ‘babies’ for women who don’t want to have babies or for those who don’t want to care of them right now but they like them so much.

The dolls can be great alternative for hard working parents for whom it is impossible to have a real baby now.

Or simply it’s a hobby.

What’s the price of the doll?

The price of the dolls can get really high. Generally, there is one rule. The more realistic the dolls look, the more expensive they are. There are dolls that look exactly like children – they have almost real skin (color as well as the structure), they have almost real hair, eyes etc.

There are even those that have a special machine in their thorax or in other parts of the body. These machines imitate the breathing or excretion. The price of the dolls can start at a hundred dollars (the least realistic dolls) and can climb up to several thousand dollars (the most realistic ones).  The most expensive dolls cost around 22,000 dollars.

What do the dolls can look like?

Check the video: