When going outside with their reborn baby, lots of reborn parents like to keep them in their car seat. This is a good way to walk around and at the same time, conceal the fact that you have a doll in your arms. Keeping a baby doll in a car seat also prevents panic and unnecessary questions allowing you to relax and enjoy the day with your favorite baby.
In order to better conceal the fact that you’re walking around with a doll, there are some small tricks you can use.
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Make sure that straps are properly adjusted
Before anything else, you need to make sure that car seat straps are properly adjusted for baby’s height. You need to make sure that the straps are at the baby’s shoulder level. All car seats straps have different levels so you will be able to find the one that fits your baby perfectly.
Consider adding an infant insert
Depending on reborn baby’s age, you might want to consider adding this item to a car seat. Have in mind that most car seats come with infant insert so you probably won’t have to bother with it anyway. However, if you don’t have it, you might consider getting it. You might also consider pillow for neck or some other items that are commonly found in baby’s car seat.
Dress for weather
One of the worst thing that new reborn parents can do is not dressing their baby appropriately for particular weather. First and foremost, this might look very strange to bystanders and even cause panic if a baby has scarce outfit during cold weather or vice versa. This is something that increases realism and also reduces the panic level of bystanders.
Buckle in baby
Like with real babies, your reborn needs to be buckled. Not buckling your baby is very awkward and is another thing that causes panic. If you never had a baby or dealt with buckles, keep in mind that they’re pretty easy to use. There will be several clips that have to be put together. Once you attach them together, you are ready to go.
Cloth body shouldn’t be showing
Sometimes, reborn parents will neglect the fact that cloth body shouldn’t be noticeable. It can severely reduce realism so make sure to cover these body parts. This might be a bit difficult if you don’t have the proper clothing but don’t worry; if you really want to go outside with your reborn baby, you will sooner than later buy everything it needs.
Put them in a proper position
Most babies have a certain position when you buy them. Of course, when it comes to vinyl reborn dolls, their limbs can be moved around so they can assume different poses. So, if you want to create an effect that a baby is sleeping, you will have to put it in a proper position.
Adding a blanket
With previous tips, you’re already prepared to go outside. However, if you want, you can add some more details to make it even more realistic. One of the things you can also do is adding a blanket. They are especially great during the winter months as it is normal for babies to be properly covered.
Socks and mittens
Some parents love covering their reborns as much as possible. If you’re one of those parents, you might consider using socks or mittens. They will cover the arms and feet of your baby so that people are less likely to notice that you’re carrying a doll.
Pacifiers and toys
Most parents will have a pacifier or a toy within the car seat. These are regular accessories that go with a baby. You can also include them for additional realism.
Keep in mind that some of these tips are optional; in the end, it’s all about achieving better realism so you might want to avoid certain things.
Reborn babies should look as much as possible like real babies going for a stroll. If something would look odd for a real infant, it would also look odd for a reborn.