How to Shop for Reborn Dolls on Amazon

Last updated: 07 July, 2024

How to Shop for Reborn Dolls on Amazon

Shelly from Shelly Loves Dolls offers valuable insights while shopping for lifelike reborn baby dolls on Amazon. As a lifelike doll collector who has bought many manufactured reborn dolls on Amazon, Shelly shares her expertise. In this video, she browses Amazon's USA website, looking at ways to get the best doll for your money and how to avoid disappointment. Here’s a detailed breakdown of her tips and recommendations to help you make an informed purchase.

Checking Ratings and Reviews

The first doll Shelly examines is the Aori Reborn Baby Doll, a 22-inch realistic, laughing boy doll dressed in a green dinosaur outfit, priced at $40. Shelly emphasizes the importance of checking the ratings. This particular doll has a 4.7 out of 5-star rating. She suggests looking for dolls with at least a 4.5-star rating and notes that a higher number of ratings generally make the score more reliable.

By clicking on this Aori doll, she finds that 82% of customers gave it a 5-star rating. Customer photos confirm that the doll looks exactly like the advertised pictures, which is a good sign of quality and authenticity.

Avoiding Misleading Listings

Shelly then examines another doll with a 3.5-star rating, priced at $79.99. Despite the realistic photo, the actual product does not match the picture. Many customers were disappointed, which explains the lower rating. Shelly advises avoiding dolls with ratings below 4 stars, as these often do not meet expectations.

Considering the Number of Reviews

Another example Shelly points out is a 4-star doll with only three ratings. With such a low number of reviews, it’s challenging to rely on the score. Shelly recommends opting for dolls with numerous reviews to ensure a more accurate assessment of the product.

Identifying Reliable Dolls

Shelly highlights a really cute doll by Aori, a 22-inch African American doll priced at almost $50. With 226 reviews and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5, this doll is a solid choice. Customer photos verify that it looks adorable and matches the description, making it a reliable option for buyers.

Understanding Materials and Authenticity

Shelly also explores full-body silicone reborn dolls and clarifies that “silicone vinyl” is a myth, as silicone and vinyl cannot be mixed. Soft vinyl is a more accurate term. These dolls, although high quality, might be copy dolls and may not come with a certificate of authenticity. If authenticity is essential, Shelly advises being cautious and verifying the product details thoroughly.


In conclusion, Shelly advises avoiding dolls with no ratings or low ratings. Aim for dolls with at least a 4-star rating, preferably 4.5 and above, and ensure there are many reviews to validate the rating. By following these tips, you can make a well-informed purchase and avoid disappointment.

Thanks for reading! Happy doll shopping!