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I don't mean with their kids either. Our super has some doll called a ...a realborn or something like that. It cost her 150.00. She told me that she holds it while watching tv. She does let DD (4) play with it b/c my DD is a very "good mommy" She has also pointed out the clothes the doll has on;<br>
"Look at the clothes..Disney. you know they cost a lot" I don't have the heart to tell her that Disney clothes are a dime a dozen at any Walmart or discount kid store.<br>
anyway...she doesn't have kids but I still find it kind of weird.
 

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Some of the realistic baby dolls creep me out a little and some take my breath away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's not for me, but I have no problem with it. It's a hobby like any other <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Unusual but hey, to each their own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">:<br><br>
My grandma became irrationally attached to a teddy bear that had been given her when she was in the hospital as a heart patient. Maybe some people who are on their own just need a comfort item like that. I dunno.
 

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I dont know......<br>
I was talking to my friend about this kind of thing about a year ago and she pointed out that men still play with toys all of the time (video games, ect...) so why is it so weird that women might like to dress up and hold a doll once in a while? I thought it was a good point.<br><br>
Guess there's a line there to be crossed though before you start to worry about a grown person playing with dolls.
 

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I have to say I don't get it. But I didn't like dolls as a kid either. I find rolling play doh oddly pleasing and I idly do it often the kids leave it out.
 

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ah yes..reborn, that's it!!
 

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i like dollhouses. i want to build one soooo bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I don't know, how much does she treat it like a real baby? If she just likes to dress it up pretty and snuggle it from time to time, eh, no biggie. But if she's feeding it and burping it, and taking it out for walks in a stroller...well...I might worry a little.<br><br>
I have a Cabbage Patch Kid (the newborn style with the little carseat) that sits by my desk, and I cuddle it once in a while, and it has a couple different outfits that I change when I'm bored. I'm definitely a little weird, but not mentally unstable or anything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know, how much does she treat it like a real baby? If she just likes to dress it up pretty and snuggle it from time to time, eh, no biggie. But if she's feeding it and burping it, and taking it out for walks in a stroller...well...I might worry a little.</div>
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Yes, is the neighbor <i>breastfeeding</i>her doll?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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I am ok with groovy girls or barbies or things..but those bigger dolls..they frighten me for some odd reason.<br><br>
My sister has this doll that was on our shelf growing up and it scared me.<br><br>
Hi, I have an irrational fear of dolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
That's fine if adults want to play with them...but keep them away from me! SCARY!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, is the neighbor <i>breastfeeding</i>her doll?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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because if not you should really gift her some info on the undenyable benefits.
 

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Will the judgement ever end? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
As far as I see she only takes it out for walks when DD brings a stroller over. I dare say I have never seen the baby in a sling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am ok with groovy girls or barbies or things..but those bigger dolls..they frighten me for some odd reason.<br><br>
My sister has this doll that was on our shelf growing up and it scared me.<br><br>
Hi, I have an irrational fear of dolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
That's fine if adults want to play with them...but keep them away from me! SCARY!!</div>
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I know what I'm getting you for your birthday next year. A life size doll with the eyes that seem to follow you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (and she'll smell like lush)<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i like dollhouses. i want to build one soooo bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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I never had a real dollhouse and so wanted one when I was little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The miniature wooden furniture is so cool too.<br><br>
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Uhhhhhhh.....honestly, I think it's kind of 'off' (I hope that didn't come across as harsh, just my gut reaction), Plus I answered before I read any posts, so now I want to see what everyone else said!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know what I'm getting you for your birthday next year. A life size doll with the eyes that seem to follow you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (and she'll smell like lush)<br><br>
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This would require retaliation.
 

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There are actually quite a lot of collectors that get Reborn dolls. Many of them are like the one you described. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Some cost thousands too. You can find a bunch of them on Ebay and they look so real they're creepy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Its also an art form because the dolls are refurbished dolls. Older dolls completely redone, hand painted, etc. People make a lot of money doing it.
 
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