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to be so bothered by reborn dolls and this ebay situation?

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grumblinalong Tue 29-Jan-13 17:45:04

I suppose deep down I know aibu, different strokes and all that but my immediate reaction is kind of just to recoil.

I had no idea about reborn dolls until the thread on here the other day. I clicked on the YouTube link and for some reason it bothered me. Don't know why. Couldn't read any more of the thread. Anyway got over it in a second and didn't give it much thought until I have just discovered that I have sold my lovely silver cross pram and car seat, on eBay, for one of these dolls.

The bidder is collecting by bus and I asked if they we're bringing their baby or pregnant because there's quite a lot of kit to carry and I was worried they wouldn't manage. It's for her reborn she replied. I'm annoyed cos I've scrubbed the blasted thing thinking a human baby was going in it and I feel odd about the doll thing. My newborns went in that pram and car seat so I feel attached to it a bit. Maybe this is what's wrong with me, been sterilised so no more newborns for me. Am I weird for being bothered by these dolls? Come on MN, kick my arse (grin)

Triumphoveradversity Tue 18-Jun-13 09:44:18

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KansasCityOctopus Tue 18-Jun-13 09:57:32

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tankflybosswalkjamnittygritty Tue 18-Jun-13 10:46:04

YABU. She's not harming anyone and if it makes her happy...

plainjaney Tue 18-Jun-13 10:59:57

I collect dolls (not reborns though, they do give me the chills but each to their own), the dolls I collect are mostly Blythe and Japanese Pullip dolls but being in the doll community I've come across reborn dolls and artists so I can explain a few things.

Reborn doesn't refer to being born in the general sense. Most reborn dolls start out life as a standard plastic doll that can be bought online. The artist then takes the doll, usually gets rid of the body and replaces it with a weighted bean body to an average baby weight.
The heads are then painstakingly painted with minute detail, hair is hand sewn into the heads and eyebrows. Every nail gets hand crafted and every blemish on the skin is painted in fine detail. The people who make these are incredibly talented.
The baby doll is 'reborn' from the plastic doll. Hence the name.

As for why they can't use dolls prams, well the answer is above really, the dolls are newborn size and weight so an 8lb 20 inch baby doll is going to look enormous in a toy pram.

As I say, not a fan myself but each to their own.

plainjaney Tue 18-Jun-13 11:01:06

Just realised how old this thread is!
That will teach me not to read fully blush

theodorakisses Tue 18-Jun-13 11:55:33

Has anyone asked the important question? In order to get in and out of the car, will she use a P and T space? Neither a parent nor a child.

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specialmagiclady Tue 18-Jun-13 13:06:07

Yanbu to feel like this (eeeew) but YWBVU if you took any action.

Shelby2010 Tue 18-Jun-13 13:18:20

Reborns are creepy, but ZOMBIE reborns are just scary!

sallysparrow157 Tue 18-Jun-13 13:18:33

Zombie thread about scary dolls..... Don't have nightmares!!

Ang31 Wed 03-Jul-13 22:23:57

I can understand why some people may find reborns a little scary but there is always a reason behind why someone does something and why they may have a reborn and take it out in a pushchair. Mean some woman may physically cant have a child and may find comfort in having a reborn and not everyone has the time and money to have a real baby. I can understand that it may have shocked you a little that you have sold your pram to a woman using it for a reborn but should all that matter at the end of the day to you is that you have cash for your pushchair.

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