Wednesday, January 07, 2009


...doesn't begin to explain this. Here we have a contracepting and aborting culture and now I read about grown women who play with dolls and pretend... Does anyone else find this creepy?
The vinyl dolls don’t just look exactly like real babies — they also feel real. Their bodies are stuffed and weighted to have the same heft and a similar feel to a live baby. Mohair is normally used for the hair and is rooted in the head strand by strand, a process that can take 30 hours. A magnet may be placed inside the mouth to hold a magnetic pacifier.

To add realism, some purchasers opt for a heartbeat and a device that makes the chest rise and fall to simulate breathing.
They're called "Reborns".
Some women dress the dolls, wash their hair, take them for walks in strollers and take them shopping....A reborn doll satisfies her maternal instincts, she said, without all the carrying on and mess.

Reborns, she said, “never grow out of their clothes, never soil them. It's just fabulous. The only difference, of course, is these guys don't move.”


Adrienne said...

Beyond creepy!

DimBulb said...

In a culture where people don't want to take responsibility for their adult activities is it any wonder they continue to play with dolls?

Owen said...

Vomit. (Sorry, it was the most polite thing I could think of to say.)

Argent said...

It's all so wrong. The mum with a two-year-old...come on, where does she find the time to play with a DOLL when she's got her own daughter. Weird.

Douglas said...

uh...eewwwww! I'm not sure which remark disturbs me most. "satisfies her maternal instincts[...]without all the carrying on and mess" or "The only difference[...]is these guys don't move". Frankly, both make me want to sick-up.