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The Fake Baby Fad 13

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-a-pet dept.
An increasing number of childless women are taking fake babies to the park, out to eat, and even hosting birthday parties for them. Forty-nine-year-old Linda is married with no children of her own. Now, she says she feels like a mother because she has Reborns -- dolls made to look and feel like the real thing. Women interested in this "hobby" can spend a few hundred bucks to over a thousand on the faux infants. The owner of Reborn, Lachelle Moore, offers this unintentionally chilling line, "What's so wonderful about Reborns is that, um, they're forever babies."

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The Fake Baby Fad

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  • Sad (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ArcherB (796902)

    If this is not a joke, it's got to be one of the saddest things I've ever heard.

    Unless a woman gets one of these and after lugging it around for a while realizes that she hates being a mother.

    or...

    She leaves one at the park, backs over it with the car or some other stupid "bad parent" move, saving a real child from that fate.

  • by thoughtlover (83833) on Tuesday January 06, 2009 @03:24PM (#26346829)
    Idle seems to be getting stranger and stranger content. This one just made me wince, though... It was pretty much the same wince I had when I saw realdolls back in 2001. The word 'creepy' comes to mind, and I'm not talking about the fake humans.........
  • is that women are biologically "designed" (note the quotes; I'm not a creationist or IDer) to have babies in their late teens thru late twenties, not when they're frickin' middle aged.

    • I'll help you out with that: Women have evolved biologically to produce offspring in their late teens through their late 20s.

      However, I'll let you in on a little secret: the biological imperative to care for and nurture children never goes away.

      • by Nutria (679911)

        the biological imperative to care for and nurture children never goes away.

        That's what grandchildren and nieces/nephews are for.

  • This story makes me see these women as just incredibly lonely and desperate for 'motherhood'. It's the same as the lonely guys that are so desperate for female companionship that they purchase realdolls.
  • Good news is we have discovered a hobby more socially awkward than (almost) anyone's here, and done by women. Bad news is we have discovered a group of women more socially awkward than anyone here.
    • That bad news could be good news: Women who are more socially awkward than you are also more desparate than you for companionship with the opposite sex. Plus, they're awesome in bed because of all that pent-up sexual energy.

      The really bad news? Socially awkward women come with a different set of problems all their own.

  • "What's so wonderful about Reborns is that, um, they're forever babies,"

    If it has not puked on you, urinated on you, defecated on you, woke you up in the middle of the night and shaved off at least a decade of your youth with scary moments then its not a baby, its a doll..

    Part of the joy of Kids is watching them grow...

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