(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. : (9 votes)
    3 %
    Yes, they could fill the void of a real child I've lost or never had. : (6 votes)
    2 %
    No, I don't like any kind of doll. : (62 votes)
    19 %
    No, their realism is creepy. : (237 votes)
    74 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 92
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i don’t care for dolls and these ones are really creepy. 

    if they help someone through the loss of their infant child then i offer my best to them.  i hope it works.

    Post # 93
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    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I find them super creepy.  If you need one of these things in your life to fill a void, you need therapy not a doll.

    Post # 94
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    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m in camp “they look like dead bodies” here.  I would not want to see one in real life.

    Post # 95
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    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    They’re impressively realistic, but I think they’re also creepy and I wouldn’t want to see one in real life. I agree with PPs who say they look kind of like dead bodies 🙁

    Post # 96
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am not passing judgement I just find them to be creepy so I would never buy one. 

    There’s a shocking number of youtube videos with these dolls where people are treating them as if they’re real babies. Buying formula and making bottles for the dolls, getting car seats and travel systems, buying them outfits, changing their diapers, etc. My grandmother lost 2 infants in her childbearing years so my heart goes out to anyone who cannot have their own children or who lost a child. I’m just not sure if a realistic doll would make me feel better about it; I would expect the opposite but to each their own I guess. 

    Post # 100
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @DeathByDesign:  Yeah I saw one where she measured out the formula and had a soundclip edited into the video so the viewer was to believe the doll was really drinking it. There’s a definite line between reality and fantasy but this seems to work to blur that line which IMO is not ok. I want to believe these people know they are just dolls but some of these videos I can’t be so sure.

    Post # 101
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    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it would be great to help someone cope with a loss or inability to have their own, but it can be taken too far, and they end up getting out of touch with reality. That’s what happens to a lot of women. They become obssessed, and forget that it’s not a REAL baby. Have to pick it up from daycare? Missing work commitments? Then they need a whole different set of therapy.

    Post # 102
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

    Sorry to bump this but I came across this post and had to respond…

    One of my best guy friends is one of four boys and their mom always wanted a girl. As the boys began moving out, she started buying these reborn dolls. Sometimes I’d go over to his house and his mom would be on the couch watching tv, cradling one of these dolls. So in my experience, they definitely seem to fill a void. In this case it was an empty nest and no girl babies. 

    Post # 103
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    4655 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Uncanny valley central, yeesh.

    Post # 104
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    11381 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My 10 year old sister has three of them. They’re expensive and SO REAL looking!

    I have a few photos. She gets them off ebay. They can go from $100-500 and way more, depending on the size and seller.

    Post # 105
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    11381 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    And no I would not get one. If I needed that badly to fill a void in my life I would see a therapist.

    Post # 106
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m actually terrified of most dolls. But these dont scare me (well I’ve seen a few that looked just like dead newborns that were creepy.) I think they’re cute. If I was loaded with money I would possibly get some for my kids. 

     

    But the thought that some people NEED these things to cope… That just makes me really sad.

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