With the reborn doll market rapidly expanding and new reborn artists entering the industry every day, the next stage in the evolution of the reborn should be a more mainstream doll created for children to love as their own. Most little girls dream of having their very own baby to play with, perhaps this is where the reborn market should be heading. By aiming your marketing at mothers and children, you would create a demand for these dolls like nothing before seen in the industry. Parents are now well equipped to spend more than they ever have on keeping their little ones happy, and chances are, one glance at a lifelike reborn doll and children everywhere would be begging their parents to buy them one. So the question is, are they safe? Reborn dolls can have small parts, earrings, bracelets, or dummies that attach by magnet to the mouth area.
These additions need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a reborn for your child. Over the age of 5 should be the youngest considered to have a reborn as a doll, by this age it is easier explained to a child how to treat their belongings and look after them. There is no reason why a standard reborn with no attachments can’t be a child’s play toy. The realism in these dolls can really nurture a childs parenting skills and when encouraged to take care of their baby it will give them a certain amount of responsibility that is crucial to developing an empathetic attitude as they mature. Most reborns are painted with heatset paints that won’t come off unless a paint stripper is used. This surface would be more practical for a child as the likelihood of wear or damage is slim when these quality paints are used. The filling of a reborn is generally a process done with glass beading encased in a sockette and surrounded by polyfill. These are non toxic and due to the strong cable ties attached to the baby’s limb and head joins, the likelihood of any making their way out of the reborn is slim. Hair is microrooted using quality mohair and then glued inside the head, so really, as long as the hair is maintained and the child is taught how to treat their baby properly there really is no reason why the reborn can’t become the next big thing in toys.