Silicone reborn babies are dolls created to be as lifelike as possible. They are painted to be so realistic that they appear to be real babies at first glance.
Reborn baby dolls are generally handmade. Creators pay special attention to small details, such as carefully painting each vein and using realistic-feeling mohair to create what feels to be a real child. Dolls range from premature babies to infants. They ship with birth certificates, and some even go so far as to ship a fake umbilical cord.
While most owners of silicone reborn baby dolls are collectors, some treat their dolls like real children. Grieving women have often used the dolls to cope with the loss of a child.