How To Care For A Reborn Doll

Last updated: 15 June, 2023

How To Care For A Reborn Doll

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Reborn dolls have gained immense popularity in recent years, captivating the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts alike. These lifelike dolls, crafted with exceptional attention to detail, evoke a sense of realism that often blurs the line between art and reality. However, owning a reborn doll comes with its own set of responsibilities, including proper care and maintenance. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the essential precautions to take when handling reborns, learn effective cleaning techniques, delve into the intricacies of reborn hair care, and discover how to treat these precious creations as if they were real babies. Additionally, we will address frequently asked questions that may arise in your journey as a reborn doll owner. Whether you are new to the world of reborns or a seasoned collector seeking to enhance your knowledge, this guide will provide invaluable insights and guidance to help you cherish your reborn doll collection.

Take Precautions

How To Care For A Reborn Doll - Precautions

A reborn doll isn’t your average baby doll and should be handled with great care. A reborn artist (reborner) has spent many hours adding layers of paint, rooting hair and adding detailed features to create your reborn doll and to make it as realistic as possible. These dolls are a work of art and are not the cheapest so the last thing you’d want is for it to get damaged.

How To Clean Reborns

How To Clean A Reborn Baby Doll

Even if you do your best to keep your reborn doll in the perfect condition you got it, it is inevitable that some dirt and dust will accumulate on it. Small amounts of dust is unlikely to cause any series issues but thick layers can slowly damage the paint and integrity of your reborn. By occasionally cleaning your doll, you can prevent the buildup of dirt and keep it looking immaculate.

If your reborn is just dusty, take a feather duster or lint-free dusting cloth and give it a light but thorough wipe. Using cleaning products is not recommended as they may contain harmful chemicals that could stain or stripe the paint of your doll. You should be able to brush it down with a basic feather duster to remove the majority of dust and dirt on its surface.

If your reborn is dirty to the point where a duster cannot do the job then it is recommended that you use a slightly damped cloth to wipe away the stains. Be very gentle and do not scrub the doll as this will damage its paint and coloring, Always use a towel to dry it and try not to get the stuffing wet to prevent mold.

If your reborn baby is extremely dirty, you may want to consider sending it back to its original artists or find another reborn artist to give it a thorough clean and possibly replace the body and stuffing as needed.

Reborn Hair Care

How To Care For A Reborn Doll Hair Care

Part of caring for your reborn is maintaining their hair, keeping it clean and tangle-free.

Mohair hair should never be washed or brushed as it could detach or become matted in cold water. To brush Reborn’s with mohair hair, you can simply pat the hair down with your fingertips to keep the stray hairs in place.

Wig hair should only be brushed with a soft bristle brush as harder brushes can cause the doll’s hair to detach and may even damage the reborn’s paint. Brushing the wig hair with a soft bristle brush will also help to remove dust that may be sitting on the baby’s hair.

In both cases, reborn hair is very fragile when wet and therefore it is not recommended that you wash it’s hair. Instead, use a slightly damped cloth to clean the baby’s head as mentioned above. If you do want to wash its hair then use a small amount of gentle baby shampoo and warm water (do not use cold). Dry shampoo can take the sheen off of blond synthetic hair to make it appear more lifelike and you can also spray the damp hair with your favorite leave-in conditioner.

How To Treat It Like A Real Baby

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Reborn dolls really look like real babies and can be cared for just like a real baby.
You may love babies but are either too young, not ready, or not able to have children of your own but with a reborn doll you can experience parenting, it’s just like the real thing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply pack a small bag with some of the clothes the baby reborn usually wears (the amount will depend on your trip length), some diapers, formula, and other little things you use at home, along with a blanket and sleeper. Use caution when you are traveling with your reborn, it’s best to put them in their original packaging so they don’t get damaged. When you arrive at your destination, set up a little sleeping area with the blanket and sleeper and bag full of your reborn’s items.

Besides diapers, you could pack clothes, wipes, a blanket, and anything else you would pack for a baby.

You may run into some rude people, however, your reborn doll looks so realistic that most people will just think it is a real baby. If you do get heckled just remember that there are a lot of reborn parents that experience the same thing. We recommend that you join an online reborn community to meet and chat with like-minded people.

Yes but only if you are comfortable in doing so. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking your reborn baby out in public.

This really depends on the person but most reborn parents think it is enjoyable to care for the reborn as a real baby but it also is hard work. It is enjoyable because you can create memories together while practicing to be a real mother or father, however, it is hard work because you need to care for it every day.

Yes but wrap it up as you would a real baby if you’re caring for it as a baby. If transporting it, just place it in its box or basket to protect it while you take it with you.

No, but many reborn parents choose to treat their doll as a real baby.

Reborn dolls do not actually eat but you can pretend that it is eating. Seeing as reborns don’t actually eat, we recommend that you create a reusable baby bottle.

Treat the reborn as a real baby and gently pretend to feed it using your hands or with a plastic fork or spoon.