This is the 3rd reborn doll that we've purchased and we've been very happy with it so far. The first two we bought were for my 10 year old daughter. This one is for my 3 year old. It's still very lifelike, but better for younger kids. It seems to be holding up well. The hair and skin feel almost real and appear sturdy enough to handle a toddler's abuse. If you're looking for a great doll to start your kid out with, I'd highly recommend this one.