Through out generations, dolls have been part of childhood. Wherever you originate from, rich or poor, what tribe or race, doll is part of every girl’s childhood memory. Dolls are supposed to be used cared of, cuddled and enjoyed. Nowadays, dolls have not only turn into a thing for little girls but also for adults. With reborn baby dolls becoming popular, more and more adult females are joining the craze and adopting a reborn doll.
Reborn baby dolls are dolls that look like real human babies. They feel and weigh like real babies with some, having simulated heartbeat and breathing. Reborn baby dolls were only available in early 1990s in the United States when artists and collectors wanted to make a more realistic and authentic baby doll. It’s gain popularity and nowadays, you’ll find so many artists in various areas of the world crafting reborn dolls sold all around the globe.
Initially, reborn babies became famous to artists, hobbyists and doll collectors. Then it became a source of solace for grieving mothers who lost their babies and melancholic mothers missing their grown-up children reborn baby.However now, more and more women of ages of different professions are adopting reborn babies.
One of many famous artists for reborn dolls is Lynn Katsarsis, who has been crafting reborn dolls since 1990s. She’s made more than 1,000 dolls which were sold to artists and collectors in various areas of the globe. Based on her, reborn dolls fill a spot within our hearts.
Fran Sullivan is a 62-year old childless woman from Florida has an accumulation of about 700 dolls including a couple of reborn dolls. She said when she was a young child she talked to her dolls and expressed her feelings toward her dolls, and at her age now, she is still exactly the same girl she used to be. She said, everytime she features a new doll, she walks in the streets with the doll and shows it off to her neighbors and she loves it if they say how beautiful her “baby” is.
Another reborn doll collector is 41-year old from New York, Monica Walsh, a wife and mother to little girl. Although she’s a daughter, she manages her doll such as a real baby and it she does not feel that the doll replaces her daughter. She straps her doll in an infant seat and even puts it right into a stroller when she is by using her daughter. Based on Walsh, even her husband likes the reborn doll and cuddles it. She said collecting dolls make her happy and she feels that she’s a litttle lady that loves dolls.