Welcome doll enthusiasts,
This is a more compact version of the original FauxBaby.Net, but the parts that count are here.
There are many places on the internet where you can buy lifelike baby and toddler dolls, but this is the only site, to my knowledge, which arranges them conveniently in order of price.
I first published it in April of 2008. The show "Faux Baby" on Hulu TV appeared at the end of that same year but the show has no association with this website, except that it uses the same term "faux baby".
Presently, I have the two reborn baby dolls I bought in 2008, and also one other reborn baby.
But in addition to them, I've been making my own. I don't do the full reborning process; I use the easier kits which let me do only what I consider to be the fun parts, such as the blushing, eyebrows, hair or wig, assembly, and so forth.
It's hard to think of anything I would rather collect and/or create than dolls. But it can be an expensive pursuit for people who don't know the best places to find the items required, so I hope this website will be helpful in that regard.
Recalling four years ago when I was feeling the so-called Empty Nest Syndrome, I can honestly say that buying that original reborn baby doll - and six months later that second one - did more to pull me through it than I would have thought possible.
I didn't really 'play with' them, per se.
But there was picking up and hugging. There was the naming of them, which was a pleasure. There was the occasional buying of real baby clothes for them which was pleasurable also, though I didn't take them with me to stores as I've learned some people do.
I can see now in retrospect that Nate and Marky probably saved me more money than they cost, because for all I know I might otherwise have ended up seeking counseling for Empty Nest Syndrome when the younger of my two children left home. Like many women who give birth to their last child in their thirties, I was coming upon the change of life at the same time as that last child was leaving, so it was a double punch.
I'm still very fondly attached to both the original two dolls, even though my feelings of sadness were almost completely faded away by 2011.
The photo nearest to the top of the page features a doll that is not a reborn baby, but rather an adorable toddler by the well-known doll artist Annette Himstedt. Unfortunately this artist created her last doll in 2008, but the dolls are still sold ...and provide a dazzling inspiration for those who prefer to make toddler dolls rather than babies.
I'll include a link to the available Annette Himstedt dolls near the top of the second page.
That second page will list currently available reborn baby dolls, conveniently arranged by price [see navigation bar at the left hand side, just above Darrion's photo].
I will be adding new ones as well ~ Enjoy!