There is a huge market for newborn dolls that are replicas of real kids – although the dolls will never grow up.
It takes one Irish artist a while month to make one of these “reborn” dolls – which are accurate to the amount of hair the newborn had when born, to how they smelled and what they sounded like.
Not only do parents order these dolls to remember their children, but collectors buy the dolls too. Prices for these reborn’s start in the low hundreds, but can go for thousands! And this doesn’t even include the clothing and accessories.