(Closed) "Reborn" Dolls: Would you "adopt" one?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you "adopt" a reborn baby doll?

    Yes, they're cute dolls and/or I like to collect dolls.

    Yes, they could fill the void of a real child I've lost or never had.

    No, I don't like any kind of doll.

    No, their realism is creepy.

    Other

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    They are very real looking!  I think I’d have to have some sort of mental imbalance such as depression or something to want one of these dolls to fill any void.  No judgment implied to anyone who would like one of these dolls for that reason.  Since I don’t have any imbalance, I think the dolls are cool looking for their realism, but I wouldn’t want one.

    Post # 18
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    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2023

    I actually have three, which I used as part of a play – in which the actors (with their ‘babies’) would have to get in and amongst the audience – so I couldn’t have normal dolls.

    As part of preparation I asked the three women to keep the dolls with them for a while. The dolls are so lifelike and weighted just like babies – so you have to support the head etc – that all three actors became INCREDIBLY attached and protective of ‘their child’ over the months that they were with them. All three of the actors were females between the ages of 18 and 25, and none of them had children.

    You could actually see them really struggle when it was time to give them back, because they’d become so attached. It was really quite upsetting.

    So I totally understand why people might get attached to them. I find them very cute to look at – though I collect porcelain dolls, so I might be a bit desensitised to the idea of ‘creepy’ dolls.

    Saying that, I wouldn’t have bought them if I didn’t need them. They were crazy expensive!

    Post # 19
    Hostess
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Holy crap! Those aren’t real?!?! Uncanny.

    At this point in my life I say no way. If I had lost a child who knows it might change my perspective. Grief can cause a person to do a lot of things…including buying a doll that looks real to ease the hurt. I definitely think if these dolls are causing people to break windows and panic they shouldn’t be taken out of the home.

    Post # 21
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    6260 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think this is way creepy

    Post # 22
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    69 posts
    Worker bee

    Wow, I have never heard of these!  I personally would not buy one but I do sympathize with women who aren’t able to have children who might find comfort from a lifelike doll.  To me, though, it would be more depressing than anything to have something that looked so real but was inanimate.

    Post # 23
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    5279 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Wow!! Those look so real! I’m very creeped out by dolls…so a definite no to these

    Post # 24
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    9970 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @DeathByDesign:  Hey, it’s not as strange as another thing I heard about, people who fall in love with buildings and bridges.  Like, there are people in love  with the Eiffel Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge.  It’s a real thing, but I forget what it’s called.  A woman even got engaged to a building, it was pretty funny.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not to offend anyone! Are these for parent’s who have lost a child? like stillborn?

     

    Again no judgement coming from me I was just curious.

     

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Holy crap those things are creepy.  I don’t like any dolls, so being so realistic just makes them extra creepy to me. 

    This may be close minded, but I feel like it would be unhealthly to use a doll to ease a loss or inability to have children.  At the end of the day it’s still just a doll.  I can totally see why people would do it, grief is awful and many people would do anything to lessen it, but I just don’t think this is a good idea.  But that’s just my opinion, not meaning to disrespect anyone.  I’m no expert so perhaps this really does help some people.

    Post # 29
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I see why someone may want one, but I’m in the hell no camp.  Dolls are creepy anyway, but these are particularly creepy.

    Post # 30
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    1564 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Eeeeek! Those are terrifying!!!

    Post # 31
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    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Creepy, but like 

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    @Treejewel19: said, grief makes people do strange things. And hey, it’s cheaper than therapy. It’s weird, but probably one of the less weird things people do.

    Then again, it’s not really dealing with the grief, so…I don’t know.

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