My Fake Baby.
I wish I weren't aware that these things existed, but now that my innocence has been destroyed, you must share the knowledge.
BEHOLD! Dolls altered to look like "real" newborn babies! Newborn babies who have subsequently died and been laid out for burial, in my opinion.
It seriously looks like a sad little baby morgue.
I'm also creeped out by the store's F.A.Q:
Q) What do you weight your babies with?
A) I weight my babies with baby fat and small glass beads.
Aiee! Baby fat!!
I just looked them up on wikipedia and found this information:
"A purple color wash is applied to the inside of each vinyl part to give the appearance of realistic baby skin undertones. (This was commonly done until recently when it was found that the blue or purple has the tendency to bleed or seep through the vinyl, causing a 'bruised' appearance.)"
Yeah... probably not good for your dolls to look like murder trial recreations.
Apparently people also might add "a battery powered heartbeat simulator, breathing simulator, and heat packs."
WHY? Newborns are generally hideous (props to some of those artists for staying true to that, at least), but those crazy hormones we have and the promise of cuteness to come at least make them bearable. This, I just don't understand.
But I do like the idea of offering to sell babies in a grocery store...