Shopping for a reborn doll? Before you pay, be sure to ask the artist what's inside.
CustomDollBaby.com uses only the finest stuffing and weighting materials to create a truly lifelike doll baby.
So that the baby is heavy and floppy in all the right spots, I use very fine glass beads to add weight. The material has the consistency of granulated sugar. This creates soft, cuddly and even weighting in the baby.
(Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that some leading brands in collectible dolls weight their product with sand - like the kind you find on the beach on the ground. In addition to creating a stiff and non-uniform texture in the doll, the sand will start to smell overtime. So if you ever buy a doll stuffed with sand, like I did, send it back immediately or consider replacing the sand with higher quality materials. I'm happy to coach you through the re-stuffing process.)
In addition to quality weighting materials, I also use two kinds of premium stuffing. I use a heavy poly-fill, like that found in teddy bears, to fill the vinyl arms and legs. But I use a light-weight silky fill to create a soft and cuddly cloth body. These combine to create a huggable baby doll that feels lifelike in your arms.
Hi! I am Kim. I've been creating dolls all my life. I started stuffing cotton balls into my mom's pantyhose when I was a little girl. Now I hand-craft dolls that look and feel like real babies.