In doll fever
Nina looks like a newborn, but she's actually an amazingly lifelike doll. What motivates adults to play with such reborn babies in their free time?
Nina lies in an old hospital bed for newborns. A knitted hat protects her little head. She wears pink clothes on her body. Her cheeks are slightly red. She seems to be sleeping. Right next to it, George, also a baby, is wide awake leaning against the head of a second bed. His name is on the chain of his pacifier. With his white sun hat and little shoes, he looks like he's about to go on a Sunday trip. Annie is also dressed for the summer. She is taller than Nina and George and sits in the high chair in the corner of the room that Sabine prepared for the three of them."Everything looks harmonious here in pink and light blue. It gives me a good feeling to look at my nursery," says Sabine. "Nursery" is the English word for "children's room". That's what fans of baby dolls call the rooms for their treasures.
Nina, George and Annie look like real children, but they are actually dolls. Starting from baby doll blanks made of silicone or the plastic PVC, often also called vinyl, they are individually manufactured in complex manual work and are practically "reborn" - hence the English name "reborn" …