Why so many sleeping babies?

I have mostly done open eyes. Most of my customers do not want an asleep baby but I see so many on e-bay. Are they easier or just preferred? Lenora

I never looked at it that way. I am going to make my next baby a sleeper for me! Lenora

Well I made one and she looks like a sleeping angel. She will be off in the mail to her new mommie tomorrow. Lenora

Well Sandy, I got home from Church too late to get in the auction. It had already ended. Maybe next time. Lenora

I love the sleeping too… more life like. And if I do an awake baby I love to do the side glancing eyes they just seem more life like then the ones that are staring straight ahead.

Lisa,
Your sleeping baby is an Angel! She is so sweet.
Lenora

Awww thanks Lenora. It killed me when she got adopted. I am working on another here. I cant wait to finish her she maybe staying…lol Emily’s are always my favorite. It just amazes me how different they can all look.

I love the sleeping babies, 1.) They look more real to me2.) I hate fooling with the fake eyelashes on open eyed babies lol and I haven’t mastered rooting open eyed babies. Now my hubby he prefers the open eyed babies (except when he has to put the eyes in lol) So it really is a personal prefrence.

Now this might sound a bit funny but… I have had quite a few people tell me they think the dolls with the open eyes are creepy… They said they feel like someone is staring at them all the time. I had one gal tell me she bought an opened eyed reborn doll and she said being the eyes don’t move it is like a dead person with their eyes open. So I guess each to his own.

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Now this might sound a bit funny but… I have had quite a few people tell me they think the dolls with the open eyes are creepy… They said they feel like someone is staring at them all the time. I had one gal tell me she bought an opened eyed reborn doll and she said being the eyes don’t move it is like a dead person with their eyes open. So I guess each to his own.

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I’ve heard some say that same thing about sleeping babies. That they look like dead babies. I think it is a matter of how you pose them. If the babies are laid flat on their back and hands on their chests, I could see how people would think that.

I personally like sleepers, but it seems that I only sell the open eyed dolls.People say that the eyes look more real with the paper glaze on them.

I prefer the open eyed awake babies sitting all around my home, but the sleeping ones do look more realistic. I have one sleeping reborn right now, Ember, and I love her. I have several kits to make more. I agree the sleepers are alot easier to make, too. The eyelashes have always been the hardest part for me, that is when I am glueing them in with eyes.

I come and go with this one. Most people I have met that see the babies in person, cuddle and “inspect” them seem to be more impressed with the open-eyed babies, but when you’re trying to impress at first sight, sleeping babies do the trick.
For myself, I like open-eyed ones. I like to “interact”. Now if it’s only going to be on display, closed eyes are great!

I have the Masterpiece doll Lauren sitting in a rocking chair in my livingroom, holding my reborn babies. She wears 4T clothes. One day, the Schwan’s man was waiting for my check and I heard him talking to somebody, but I was the only one home. I heard him ask Lauren,“so how are you doing today, little girl?” I tried not to laugh, and told him I didn’t think she would answer him, as she is a doll! He was so embarrassed, and said" please don’t tell my wife I did that. She’d have me committed!"

Funny this old thread should come up because I was just noticing yesterday how many of the kits I am working on are sleepers. 9 out of 11. I prefer sleepers most of the time but I think awake babies sell better on Ebay.

Opened eye’s do seem to sell better on ebay?. I took 11 babies to a show this past summer and alot of people said the opened eye’d babies looked scarey, LOL. They loved the sleeping babies. Ya, just never know what someone will like.