All of us are very familiar with baby dolls, and perhaps we also know how lifelike baby dolls are like. Yet, silicone dolls are more special in the ways they look and behave pretty much like a real infant.
Today I would like to write about an interesting topic called Lifelike or reborn baby dolls made of silicone.
Back to the first time I saw this kind of girls’ favorite toy. Last year when I was attending Sunday Mass, a little girl sitting in a row in front of me holding a doll that looked lively distracted me. At first, I didn’t pay much attention, but later I heard it cry and that little girl got a bottle of milk out her bag to feed it.
I was so surprised to witness a doll crying and drinking milk. Wow, that is interesting to know about. I started to do searches and watch a lot of videos to learn about this. Now, I am glad to share my opinions with you about the topic.
Why Are Lifelike Baby Dolls Different?
There are some unique features built in the dolls that allow them to:
- Drink milk.
How are they made?
- Hand-painted. Their skin, lips and nails are very carefully painted, their hair is very soft.
- Made of a mixture between vinyl and silicone.
- Very soft like a real infant.
Vinyl silicone lifelike baby dolls are also known as reborn baby dolls.
How to take care of them?
- Change their clothes when you want to do so.
- Wash their hair if it gets dirty (It is recommended you use non-toxic soap).
- Change diapers.
- Wipe the whole body from head to toes with soft wet cloth.
Who are they for?
- Girls older than 3 years old (Due to small parts of the dolls, children under 3 might put parts in their mouth, which can cause accidents).
- Women who lost a child or their child is already grown up.
- Women and girls who like to collect dolls.
Are Lifelike Baby Dolls Good For Children?
In my opinion, the answer is yes. When a girl plays with her plastic normal doll, she doesn’t have to take care of it, she has nothing to do with that doll except playing with it. However, if a girl has a lifelike baby doll, she should give cares to it as if it was her little sister or brother.
It would be a fantastic idea if you let your girl have this kind of doll. What she has to do is she will learn how to do babysitting activities such as:
- Comb and wash his/her hair.
- Get him/her to bed to sleep. Tuck the baby doll in bed.
- Change diapers.
- Change clothes.
- Feed the baby with milk.
- Play with him/her.
- Carry him/her in her arms.
- Cleaning him/her.
The daily activities above not only train a girl how to babysit but also help her learn to be responsible. In addition, she might become aware of certain aspects about parenting. Even though she is still too young, but taking care of a reborn baby doll is very likely to give her some thoughts of how their parents are devoted to their children, how much they love their children and how hard they try to get the best for their kids.
What I am thinking is this is not a toy, it is like a model for education. A girl can become helpful to her parents if she has a little brother or sister because she already knows how to give some simple cares to a baby. In addition, it might also imply further meaning about love, cares and parenting. If so, do you think this kind of doll can make a great gift?
Nowadays, children don’t play traditional outdoor games to be active and healthy. Instead of letting little girls playing video games, and other high tech gadgets, which may result in hurting their vision and becoming inactive, we’d better give them a toy to help them benefit from learning how to use it. I see boys who play with vehicle toys usually get interested in exploring and learning about cars, trucks, etc, and know how to fix them efficiently when they grow up.
Reborn Baby Dolls Are Also Useful For Women
Now that your child is grown up and you miss that special time you first became a mother who loves to take care of your baby. You might want to look for something to do in your free time, you can just simply enjoy having a doll that requires certain attention like a person that can bring you back great memories about your invaluable time with your daughter or son in the past.
I saw a video about a woman who lost her child received a reborn baby doll as a gift. She missed her child very much, so that gift was considered as a replacement for what the woman lost and it made her feel emotional but happy. Therefore, sometimes it helps people just to have the thing which is similar to what we love to keep us happy enough.
If you have a hobby to collect dolls, you might be crazy about reborn ones because of their lifelike features and they look so lovely.
It doesn’t matter whether a doll is suitable for a little girl or a woman. What matters is if the thing we own can make us feel better than not having it. In other words, if it suits one’s situation, then it is a good decision to have it. Also, this type of doll is useful for children since they definitely learn how to take care of someone by the daily activities I mentioned above although it is not a real person.
I hope this article can give you some knowledge about a special type of doll that might be new to you. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Thank you so much for reading my article and I hope you enjoy it.
Founder of thesiliconepower.com