Just seen this.....Whatever turns you on is OK. It's your life so enjoy it. I reborn but I don't collect the dolls. I get my kicks from bringing the kit to lifelike appearance . Have only taken one out a couple of times when asked if they could see one. My treasure went out in all the beauty and comfort of a plastic carrier bag, but well protected.
One thing I can say is no matter who has held one of my babies within moments they will start to rock it not even aware they are doing it. It's a comfort thing.
Although I don't collect reborns I have a Silver Cross doll's pram I bought new at a good price. I also bought a new Moses basket again at a good price. I want to make over the Moses basket into something a bit special.
I have recently bought the new Victoria Kit and I will keep her ( she is 23" but looks huge ) about the size of a 3mth old.
Thinking of it, I have another 6 kits I want to keep so looks like I am going to have quite the little family when I eventually get around to doing them!!!