Reborn toddlers are hand crafted, customized, repainted and artistically enhanced vinyl dolls to look like real, human toddlers. The process of creating a these reborn toddlers is referred to as: reborning.
The technique of Reborning has evolved a lot over the past five years, as hobbyists and reborn doll artists have refined their painting techniques and added technical enhancements, such as a heartbeat simulator. More recently special reborn doll kits are available, and mechanical enhancements are seen such a battery powered breathing mechanism to simulate the breathing movements of a sleeping toddler.
Just like kids, reborn toddlers come in every conceivable shape size and color - nowadays there are Caucasian, Asian and African American reborn toddlers.
The technique of 'reborning' a normal vinyl doll typically involves the following processes.