When I first found out about reborns I always thought that this hobby would be one that would be inclusive of everyone.
But during my time collecting I have noticed a big divide between people within the hobby.
Those thay can afford the super realistic babies that cost 1000s and those that can only manage to get the lower end babies costing around 100.
When I began several years ago it is safe to say that I never really appreciated exactly how much money was going to go into this hobby.
Looking back now the prices seem crazy, but there is always something extra you want to buy, or a new baby you fall in love with.
It is so easy to do.
Knowing all that I know now would my view of entering this hobby change?
To be honest I am really not sure.
I have had moments that I have loved.
I have made some amazing friends that I hope I have for life whether I am still part of the community or not.
As with any collection you will want to invest time, money and effort into it.
One thing I would say is that it is easy to get out of hand with it so spend only within your means.
I believe that there is space in this hobby for both ends of the financial scale.
With ways to buy babies second hand it doesn’t have to cost the earth to have this hobby.
Having one or two special babies can be just as rewarding as having many.
So in conclusion really I have to say that although yes it is nice to have the super expensive babies and all the latest newest baby furniture and accessories, having them is not vital.
You can love and cherish a baby that has cost you £100 just as easily as you can one that has cost £2000.
The price is not the defining factor here, what is important is the bond that you create with your baby.
And that is a very personal thing.