A reborn baby doll is a doll that has been created by an artist to look and feel as lifelike as possible. We start with a play doll or a vinyl kit and paint it, weight it, root hair onto, and assemble it so that it will look as much like a real baby as possible.
The materials used to create them are very expensive and the end result can take days and weeks to create.
The dolls are then packaged with diapers, clothing, bottles, pacifiers, blankets, toys, and all sorts of goodies depending on what the artist and customer agreed the baby would be sent home with.
These dolls are not created for children. Reborners are the artists, and reborn moms and dads or reborn collectors are the ones who collect. Many people make and/or collect for many reasons.