There’s a lot of misunderstanding and judgment regarding the hobby. Just wanted to see if anyone had any questions. I have one reborn doll, that looks realistic and weighs the same as an average newborn. I like to buy cute outfits to dress her up in. I find it incredibly soothing to hold and rock her in the evening. And sometimes like to take her out in the pram. I don’t see her as a real baby, I’m aware it’s a doll. She is a piece of art, much talent goes into sculpting and painting the reborn baby dolls. She is also a therapy doll, I suffer anxiety and the doll helps me. I work in a nursing home where I see the benefits of doll therapy with dementia patients. I’m also exploring getting into the painting side of the hobby…. Ask me anything? …
Chloefairydust · 04/09/2022 04:36
I call myself a reborn mum, as it’s just a term used in the hobby. I nurture and look after the doll. I also consider myself a cat mum, as I nurture and take care of my pet cat lol.
And I have never had anyone notice the doll in the pram is not a baby. People just think I have a sleeping baby in a pram. Most people just walk by, or briefly gaze at the doll and smile at me, occasionally a person will compliment my ‘baby’, if I’m in a rush I will just say thank you and move on. If I have some time on my hands I explain she is a reborn baby doll, and a therapy doll that helps me with anxiety. I have never had a negative reaction.
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