June 13, 2009

Life-like dolls

These lifelike babies are popping up all over the world in a new phenomenon. These babies are so life-like and they can even come with a heartbeat. They feel like real babies with velvety, vinyl skin and hair individually threaded. When I saw them I thought they were real babies. The women who care for them, take them out for strolls in the park, buy them clothes, strap them in car seats, and even have nurseries for them. Here are a few comments that were taken from various website interviews.

Reborns, she said, “never grow out of their clothes, never soil them. It's just fabulous. The only difference, of course, is these guys don't move.”

she wanted a real baby, but was too busy to commit to caring for a real one. A reborn doll satisfies her maternal instincts, she said, without all the carrying on and mess.

They cost from 1,000-4,000 dollars. Custom made, from photos, are even more expensive. They have a heartbeat option as well. Love or hate them, they have become a huge sensation all over the world. Selling in the thousands each year. I don't own one and probably never will, but they are adorable! Do you feel this is harmless or a deep psychological issue?

Here are a few pictures of "babies" for "adoption".

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