Do Reborn Baby Dolls Really Eat?

All those people who have reborn baby dolls – you know you have at least wondered once whether your reborn baby doll really eat. 

A reborn baby doll acts similar to a real baby. It needs to be cleaned, showered, taken care of, and put to sleep. 

With all these things, it is no surprise that you can also feed a reborn baby doll. 

do reborn baby dolls really eat

Yes, they do! Even though it requires dedication and commitment, the happiness a reborn baby doll gives to its parents cannot be put into words.

What To Feed A Reborn Baby Doll?

Use liquid substances to feed your reborn baby doll. If a pipe is attached inside their throat, you will notice it going down in their stomach.

It is the pipe that carries food. Liquid substances can quickly go down in it, not causing trouble for the reborn doll or you.

However, reborn baby dolls cannot consume anything solid. Be wary of that. If you repeatedly feed your reborn baby doll something solid, the chances are that mold will start growing inside it over time. 

Real food will tend to adhere to the insides of the throat of a reborn baby doll – an area that is virtually impossible to clean. 

How To Make Fake Food For Your Reborn Baby Doll?

Most reborn baby dolls‘ parents get excited at the prospect of feeding their dolls. At the same time, though, they are confused about what they can feed their reborn baby dolls. 

You might want to be near a sink or a faucet when you intend to make food for your reborn baby doll. 

Grab a couple of bottles or sippy cups – it is up to you. Also, have a few lotions, flour, a measuring spoon, food coloring, vanilla, and some small containers with you. 

White Laundry Detergent For Making Milk

The easiest way of making milk for your reborn baby doll is to use a white laundry detergent

The laundry detergent looks just as natural milk does. It has a consistency similar to that of milk, and the fact that it is unscented does not remind you that you are using laundry detergent.  

Using Water And Flour To Make Milk

Another way of making milk for your reborn baby doll is to mix water and flour in a bottle or sippy cup

There is no strict recipe you need to follow for this method: fill a bottle up with water to the point that you want it to be and add some flour.

Then shake it till it mixes well

Be careful of one thing, though: you cannot leave the mixture for days as it has a very disgusting smell. Use it when you want to feed your doll, and there is nothing else you can rely on. 

Using Lotion For Making Milk

This way of making milk might be the quickest way you can make milk for your reborn baby doll. 

Fill your bottle up with water and put some lotion into it. Shake it up nicely. 

One drawback of using this milk method is that the lotion sticks to the side of the bottle if you do not shake it well. 

Chocolate Milk

You can use the same technique as when you want to make milk with flour and water.

The only addition to it would be the vanilla. You add vanilla to the mixture to give its texture a similar feel to that of chocolate milk

Grab a bottle or a sippy cup. Add water to it till it fills up nicely. Then, add some flour to it – remember, you might think you are adding less flour, but it is the opposite in actuality. 

The less flour you add, the better. Shake it up thoroughly. Once you have the mixture, you can then add vanilla to it. The vanilla would add the chocolate color to the milk. 

More Methods

When it comes to formulating fake food for your reborn baby dolls, there are certain things that you need to keep close. These include:

  1. A container or small bowl to mix ingredients in
  2. A simple everyday use spoon for mixing
  3. Vanilla essence
  4. Food colors (depending upon your choice)
  5. A clean and empty baby food jar
  6. Flour or chalk dust  (although this is optional, both of them work great in giving your fake food a good texture)
  7. Any kind of lotion or cream, a hand cream, sunscreen, body lotion, or even hair conditioner work just fine

Once you have the abovementioned materials, you can make several fake foods for your reborn dolls, such as:

Creamy banana porridge

You can make a creamy banana flavored porridge for your reborn baby by taking a plastic container, adding about two tablespoons of sunscreen, some chalk dust for texture, and a drop of egg-yellow colored food coloring.

Use the spoon to mix all the ingredients and add a few drops of vanilla essence to make the color a bit darker. Remix all of it, and then pour the material from the plastic container into the clean baby food jar. There you have it, a pot of creamy banana porridge for your reborn!

Carrot puree

You can make some carrot puree for your reborn by putting some sunscreen into a mixing bowl, adding a few drops of yellow food coloring, one or two drops of red food coloring (to get the wanted orange color), and mixing it all together.

 If you’re looking to have some fun, keep mixing the colors until you get the desired orange shade. Mix it all together again, and you are done with a yummy carrot puree for your reborn! Make sure you do not spill the mixture everywhere, as it is most likely to leave a stain. Covering the container with some cling film and sicking some sticky tape on the edges is advisable.

Avocado puree

You can make avocado puree for your reborn in the same way as the carrot puree, but instead of making it orange, use one drop of green coloring to turn the mixture light green. Then place the lid on the mixing bowl properly, and shake until the color is mixed evenly.

The consistency and color of your fake food depend upon you, and you can add as much lotion or food color as you want to change them.

Fake Milk

You can conveniently make some fake milk or artificial formula for your reborn. All you will need is some bottles, baking vanilla, flour, lotion, detergent, and of course, water. Let’s take a look at the procedure using all of these ingredients individually.


You can make juice for your reborn with a few readily available ingredients and materials: an empty and clean bottle, red food coloring, and yellow food coloring.

1.    Orange juice

You can make fake orange juice by simply filling the bottle with some water (fill it till line 2 to make it seem like the baby has been drinking it, or until line 4 to show that it is freshly made).

Add some teaspoons of flour to make it look thick, and then add some drops of yellow and red artificial coloring to achieve the desired orange color. Place the lid tightly on the bottle, and shake it thoroughly until the desired consistency is reached.

Another way of making fake orange juice is adding two tablespoons of white fabric softener to one cup of water, adding twenty drops of yellow food coloring, and mixing the materials thoroughly before transferring it to a bottle.

2.    Apple juice

You can make apple juice for your reborn by taking one cup of water, adding about thirty drops of yellow food coloring to it, adding one drop of green food coloring, and mixing it thoroughly.

If you want to make a concentrated mixture of apple juice, add two to three drops of yellow food coloring to a bottle of water and mix the mixture until you get your desired color and concentration.

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How To Feed A Reborn Baby Doll?

If you want your reborn baby doll to eat something, you might want to make sure you are ready for it beforehand.

Firstly, prepare your reborn baby doll’s food. You can do so in a feeder or bottle that has a nipple at the top. Gently pour the powder into the feeder and mix it with some water.

After mixing it with water, shake the feeder lightly so that the powder properly gets stirred adequately. 

Then, hold your reborn baby doll and wrap it in a towel to avoid any inconveniences. 

Once you have wrapped your reborn baby doll in a towel, gently hold it in your arms. One hand should be under the back of your doll’s head, and with the other, you should be holding the feeder.

Gently insert the nipple of the feeder into the doll’s mouth and hold it firmly.

Press the feeder to make sure the mixture is leaving the bottle freely – if air bubbles form inside the feeder, it means your reborn baby doll is drinking the mixture. 

You can use a towel to clean the mouth of your reborn baby doll if the liquid mixture begins to come out of it. 

In that case, make sure you also position your doll’s head in such a manner that it is easy for the mixture to go down through the pipe in its throat.

If you position it at a slightly upward angle, it might be hard for the liquid to go down the reborn baby doll’s throat. 

Reborn baby dolls cannot consume anything solid. Be wary of that.

Do Reborn Baby Dolls Really Eat

Is A Reborn Doll Exactly Like An Infant?

A reborn doll is not exactly like an infant but is instead quite stiff in nature because of the high concentration of vinyl used in its development.

However, a reborn doll made up of silicon is relatively softer because of the material used and is recommended if you are looking for a more realistic and infant-like doll to play with.

 A majority of people prefer the silicone doll because it holds greater infant resembling properties as compared to one made up of vinyl.

What Does It Feel Like To Have A Reborn Baby Doll?

Research shows that most of the people who own reborn dolls do not consider them as actual, living babies. However, a majority of them feel the tender emotions of love, attachment, and even distraction, as reborn babies help several women cope with the traumas pertaining to children in their past.

 Reborn babies hold extensive healing abilities, as they allow individuals, especially women, to overcome their feelings of remorse bit by bit and come face to face to reality when they feel like it.

Apart from its healing purposes, reborn babies feel cuddly, soft, and unequivocally pleasant to possess. They give people a platform to channel their energies into, may they be distressing emotions, feelings of playfulness, or simply the tender feeling of caring for something.  


Taking care of a reborn baby doll can be as joyous as looking after a real baby. It can give you an excellent experience of having a real baby.

When you are concerned about what your reborn baby doll needs to eat, you will get to make food for your doll. After you have fed the doll, you would have to clean it up as well. 

We hope you liked reading this article!

Sarah Collins

I’m the mother of two wonderful children. My oldest son John is 7 years old, and my daughter Jemma is a little seven-month-old girl. My kids are the main reason why I decided to start this website. Having been a mother for the last 7 years, I’d like to share some useful tips with anyone who might be interested.

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