We have been blessed with 4 g.daughters & all 4 of them loved playing with life like baby dolls. Our oldest g.daughter is now 16 & she is the one who started the reborn doll trend. We have not bought any of our other g.daughters reborn dolls because of the high cost & they were able to still love & play with their sister's old reborns. This year we decided to buy a new doll for her because a leg broke on one of her sisters reborns and they had it duct taped up. LOL! I received this doll within a couple days & she is so lifelike and beautiful! I think we are more excited then she will be to watch her open her new baby.