Good morning! Just researching to learn how to create my first reborn doll and I thought I’d share about silicone dolls. There are many different levels of realism in Reborns and Silicones are the ultimate. It really depends on why you’re into collecting realistic baby dolls. At least at this point in my life, I have no interest in owning a silicone.
I collect realist baby dolls because they cheer me up looking at them, I like to change their clothes, and I enjoy holding them. It doesn’t really matter to me how realistic they look.
I also have real children who want to hold my dolls. Silicone dolls cost thousands of dollars, are more fragile, and are more difficult to repair. So, yeah, silicones are really not for me at this point in my life. However, I am absolutely amazed by them.
Check out this site- http://www.lauraleeoriginals.com/index.html
This is the most amazingly realistic doll I have ever seen, at least so far- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQPTJJGox1Y