Owning a reborn baby doll has become very popular as collectors items. Another name that identifies these type of dolls is also known as life like baby dolls.

Some will wonder why do people buy reborn baby dolls? There are several reasons for this. If you are interested in looking to start your own collection, you should be aware of the following things:

  • How the characteristics are painted on the doll
  • How the weight is created to resemble that of a real baby
  • The type of hair used for the head and eyebrows

How The Characteristics Are Painted On The Doll

There are several ways in which the characteristics can be painted on the face of the doll to make them look life like. The quality of the paint that is used will alter the end results so you want to be sure that the correct products have been used so that the paint will not simply wipe off or fade away if handled by you. It would be terrible to pay a high price for your life like baby doll only to find that the facial expressions start to fade and disappear after a short time.

How The Weight Is Created To Resemble That Of A Real Baby

Do as much research as you can so that you are sure that you are investing in a good quality product. Different reborn baby doll makers will choose different ways to add weight to the doll so that it feels like you are holding a real baby instead of just a doll. One type of material that is used as a weight are tiny glass balls. They are concealed securely within the doll so that there is no chance of splitting and spilling. These are used because they work at effectively replicating the way of a newborn baby. The other type of filling that is used in conjunction with the glass balls are soft fiber pellets. This will give the doll a lovely soft filling. This will be used for the arms, calves and torso areas of the doll.

The Type Of Hair Used For The Head And Eyebrows

A really good quality life like baby doll will have hair and eyebrows that are derived from the finest human hair. This will be expertly prepared and inserted into the head and brow area. If the hair is synthetic, it will look shiny, glossy and fake. This is what makes a life like baby doll look less, well life like. A newborn baby will not have too much hair so it should be short and wispy.

These are just a few things to look out for if you are looking to buy your very first reborn baby doll. Check out what is available online and be very careful to check out the different level of prices. If you are after a quality reborn baby doll, you have to be prepared to pay for it.