Today, children also enjoy the baby look-alikes that are sold in the stores. Many young girls eagerly love to play 'mommy' to these adorable, lifelike figures.
Reborn kits have become available more recently over the past fifteen years or so. In the past, reborners, would cut the plastic cable ties to unattach the vinyl head, limbs, and cloth- bodied baby doll. The person would then remove the head, strip the paint off the vinyl part of it, and completely wash the doll, ridding it of its original colour. Some people still prefer reborning at the present time. If the figure was completely vinyl, (without a cloth body), a person could just pull off the limbs, and strip it of its paint. Others would sand the baby's head, as well, before washing it, then drying it completely. Then the reborning process would begin.
Today, many artists who sculpt for a living, create a reborn baby doll, then, have a prototype made of it. The design of the baby look-alike is put on vinyl, creating newborn baby doll kits, for newborning purposes. A person these days can decide whether to use the old method of disassembling a store bought one, then reborning it or to buy a kit to perform the newborning process. Many people these days make a good living from selling their reborn babies, newborn dolls, and reborn baby doll kits. If you decide to try your hand at newborning, remember, it is an art form, so please have fun creating your own gorgeous, newborn baby doll!