Reborn dolls are hand crafted, customized baby dolls, artistically enhanced to look as realistic as a real baby. They can be cheap to very expensive. Prices range from 50 USD to several thousands.
Creating these lifelike baby dolls is called, the process of reborning.
Reborning has evolved significantly over the past years, as artists have refined their painting methods, but also added lots of technical features, for example a simulator that simulates the heartbeat.
The last years, special kits are for sale, and battery powered extras are seen such a mechanism to simulate the movements of breathing of a (sleeping) baby.
Just like human babies, these dolls come in every conceivable shape size and color - nowadays there are Caucasian, Asian and African American newborn dolls.
The process of reborning' a normal vinyl doll usually involves these processes:
If you want to start creating newborn baby dolls I suggest you look for a simple reborn kit to begin with.
Famous Reborn Artists are: Elly Knoops, Adrie Stoete, Sheila Michael, Denise Farmer, Helen Jalland, Kim van de Wetering, Reva Schick, Marissa May, Comfy Clouds Nursery, Eva Helland, Rachel Tams, Sam Norman, Samantha Leslie, Sanne Sabilla, Tinkerbell Nursery, Lisa Holm (Lisa's Stork Nest), Vikki Ebberling, Sebilla Bos.