Discussion: Reborn baby dolls for grief
I recently read a story regarding some woman, whom I believe is a celebrity,(never heard of her) that suffered a miscarriage and due to her grief her therapist told her to purchase a reborn baby doll. Essentially a doll that looks and feels like a newborn. Here is the article here. I discussed it a little with Zach, partly because he is a psychology major, and partly because it feels very strange to me. I found another article here where one psychologist said that these dolls are creating more of a risk and more problems then they are resolving while some psychologist feel like it could help grieving parents. I wondered if maybe these dolls were catered towards those that suffered early miscarriages and weren’t able to see their babies but some women are buying them for losses at any time. My personal opinion, this wouldn’t have helped me cope with the loss of Averie one bit but I would like to hear what other loss Moms think.
What’s your opinion on these dolls in coping with loss?? If someone suggested you to get one or would have suggested it how did/would you feel??