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Reborn dolls offer a real-life experience

Kidsday reporter Alyssa Morea with her reborn dolls.

Kidsday reporter Alyssa Morea with her reborn dolls. Photo Credit: Steve Morea

Reborn dolls, also known as reborns, are dolls that have been redesigned to look like real-life babies.

Alyssa has five of these dolls in her collection. She wrote: I love them very much. Some reborns have bodies that are made of vinyl or silicone, while others are made of a cloth body with vinyl or silicone arms and legs. I like to give the full-body silicone and vinyl dolls baths, but you would never give the cloth-bodied doll a bath or you will end up with a gross, moldy doll. If the silicone doll feels sticky, you can put baby powder on its skin just like a real baby. Some reborns also come with hair. When your reborn’s hair gets tangled or knotted, you can use baby hair detangler and a hair brush or comb.

There are many different websites that sell reborns. Reborn dolls are a great way for kids to use their imagination and be responsible for taking care of a make-believe baby.

Eileen DeCarmine’s fifth-grade class, Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School, Miller Place

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