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A Look and Feel That's So Real: Reborn Dolls

For the doll collector in your family, each addition can be a unique work of art, and during this holiday season, it might be a feat to top yourself and find a Christmas present that truly stands out. Look no further than reborn dolls, which are each lovingly crafted to closely resemble a real-life baby girl or boy. While you can risk the post-Thanksgiving doorbusters for a hot trend, stay at home and browse eBay's offerings through sellers whose listings in various conditions can yield holiday treasures at a multitude of price points.

How Does a Reborn Doll Differ from Regular Baby Dolls?

Sometimes referred to as reborn baby dolls or lifelike dolls, these stand out on a shelf against standard rubber and porcelain dolls and seem almost alive thanks to the attention to detail and care placed in each of them by hand.

  • Realistic vinyl toys: Each variety of reborn dolls uses silicone for the body and vinyl for the face to create a vinyl baby girl or boy that mimics the natural look of a newborn.
  • Handcrafted: A reborn toy is handcrafted. Each reborn baby has a unique look that makes them different from other types of silicone reborn dolls.

What Sizes of Silicone Dolls Are Available?

Reborn dolls have a range of sizes, but most range from 10 inches to 24 inches. Their sizes also depend on their category, ranging from the "just born" category to the "custom baby" category. The just born category, for example, can come in much smaller sizes. Whether your selection appears under a Christmas tree or swaddled in a stocking for one, your loved ones unwrap something precious.

What Variations Can You Buy?

While reborn baby dolls are categorized by sizes, other categories are available, too, such as:

  • Biracial dolls: This reborn baby doll mimics the look of a biracial baby. Mixes of Asian and black, black and white, or Asian and white can be reflected in the baby doll’s hair, eyes, and skin color.
  • Reborn African-American baby dolls: African-American reborn dolls have dark skin and smooth hair like a newborn. They may have curly hair on some newborns.
  • Reborn ethnic baby dolls: This reborn baby doll has a look that can span different ethnicities, including Asian, Middle-Eastern, Indian, African, and so on.
  • Reborn monkey dolls: Reborn monkey dolls come in options like Chimp baby monkey doll, Orangutan baby doll, or Pearl Sculpt monkey doll.
  • Newborn baby dolls: The newborn baby doll mimics the look of a real newborn baby in size and features.
  • Silicone boy dolls: Silicone boy dolls are available in vinyl silicone as twins or single babies.
  • Reborn twin dolls: Reborn twin dolls come as a pair. You can select identical twins or fraternal twins.

How Can These Baby Dolls Be Used?

Reborn babies can be used in different ways. Some can come as part of a larger collection and sit in various categories like Newborn, Biracial, and so on, either adding to a family member's display, or beginning a whole new one for them as part of a hobby. For a child who loves their baby dolls, this gift might become a treasured toy to pass on when they grow up.

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