How to make baby food for reborns

How to Make Fake Milk, Juice and Baby Food for a Reborn Baby

A reborn baby is a human-made doll that has been transformed by an artist. It bears a resemblance to a human infant with as much realism as possible. However realistic and lifelike a reborn doll is, please do not feed them real food even if they have a tube in their stomach for they could grow mold.

Fake food, formula or juice is also not allowed to feed your baby doll, but you could use it to enjoy the joy of accessorizing your reborn dolls without risking spilling and ruining your doll. When it’s made correctly, this kind of accessory adds to your doll’s overall realism, which is the ultimate goal for most collectors and artists. To achieve a realistic look of the fake food or fake drinks, correct technique is required. Keep reading to find out!

1. Fake food

Well, when it comes to making fake food for the reborn baby dolls; first things first, you will need to get the following:

  •  A bowl or container to mix everything up in.
  • An ordinary spoon that you can mix everything up with.
  • Any Lotion, whether it be sun-screen, hand cream, body lotion, or even hair conditioner, would be sufficient.
  • Food colors of your choice.
  • Vanilla essence.
  • An empty and clean baby food jar-With the label still on (Optional.)
  • Chalk dust or flour (this is also optional, but it will give your fake baby food some texture.)

Using the above one can make different fake foods for the dolls for instance;

Creamy banana porridge

First, grab a plastic container and put in it about two tablespoons of sun-screen, a drop of egg-yellow food coloring, and some of the chalk dust for some texture.

Mix it all up with an ordinary spoon and then add some vanilla essence to it to make it look darker and then mix it up again.

Then pour the baby food from the plastic container into a clean baby food jar. After doing all this, you will now have a pot of creamy banana porridge for your reborn.

Carrot puree

Put some sun-screen and some flour for the texture into a plastic container and added about two drops of yellow food coloring and one drop of red food coloring to get orange. Just play around with the food colors a bit until you get a bright orange.

Then mix it all and cover the container with some cling film and stick some sticky tape to the edge to make sure it wouldn’t come off and spill everywhere.

Avocado puree

This is the same as the carrot puree, but instead of making it orange, add only one drop of green food coloring to it to make it a light green. Place lid on the bottle, securely, and shake to ensure proper color has been achieved.

When it comes to the fake food, it all depends on your consistency and the color that you want, and therefore you can add as much lotion and wash as you want. Also, by looking at the reborn baby foods at the store or online can really help you know how to make your desired ones.

Fake milk

There are different ways to make fake milk or artificial formula. For example, here, you will need some water, some bottles, baking vanilla, lotion, flour, and some detergent.

Using detergent

First, you can make fake milk using unscented whitewashing detergent. Here put some water in one of the bottles and then and the detergent, then close the bottle and shake the mixture.

Using flour

Secondly, you can achieve the same by use of water and flour by putting water on the bottle and then adding 3 to 4 teaspoons of powder and shake the mixture thoroughly to get the fake milk. Make sure you pour this mixture after some time and repeat the same process to make another one because it goes bad very fast and starts smelling bad.

Using lotion

Thirdly using the cream, here you follow the same drill; put some water on the bottle and then add 3 to 4 teaspoons of any white lotion and mix thoroughly. Then shake the mixture well and do the same time to time to prevent the cream from sticking on the inner sides of the bottle.

Chocolate milk

Making chocolate milk is straightforward after knowing how to make fake milk using the above. Here choose any of the lengthy processes if you were making chocolate milk and then add baking vanilla to it and shake the mixture thoroughly. I would prefer you use the flour method.

3. Juice

You will need a bottle, food coloring precisely color yellow and red.

Orange juice

Fill the bottle with water. Fill to line 2, if you want it to look like the baby had been drinking, or line 4, if you want it to appear to be freshly made and then add some flour to make it look thick. Then add the drops of the red and yellow food colors, place lid on the bottle, securely and shake to ensure proper color and consistency has been achieved.

You can also make the orange juice by putting two tablespoons of white fabric softener in a measuring cup, then fill it to one cup with water, then add 20 drops of yellow food coloring, mix and put in a bottle.

Apple juice

Take one cup of water 30 drops of yellow and one drop of green food coloring.

You can also make concentrated apple juice by adding 2 to 3 drops of the yellow color to a bottle of water and then shaking the mixture.


How to make reborn baby food.

(Picture of Heinz Organic carrots baby food from:Heinz)

Hi everyone,

I was looking around on the internet for some tutorials on how to make fake baby food for reborns, and I came up with some great tuts on youtube, but not really on google, so I thought I would make my own tut on it with how I make it, if you make this you can change it around a bit for your own liking, don't think that you have to do it exacly how I do :)

well first things first, you will need:

A container or bowl to mix everything up in.
A spoon to mix everything up with.
Lotion of some kind, whether it be sun-screen, hand cream, body lotion or even hair conditioner would work.
Food colouring of your choice.
Vanilla essence.
A empty and clean baby food jar-With the label still on (Optional.)
Chalk dust (this is also optional, if you can be bothered sitting there with a chalk stick and some sand paper to get chalk dust, it will give your fake baby food some texture.)

Ok so this is what I did:

Food One; Creamy banana porridge:
I grabbed a plastic container and put in it about 2 tablespoons of sun-screen, a drop of egg-yellow food colouring and some chalk dust for some texture as I planned to put the food in to an old, clean baby food jar and the original (real) baby food was a banana porridge and it had quite a bit of texture and I wanted the fake food to look as real as possible. I mixed it all up with a spoon but it looked too yellow and not dark I added some vanilla essence to it to make it darker and mixed it up again, that worked! I then poured the baby food from the plastic container into an old, clean baby food jar. So now I have jar of creamy banana porridge for my reborns!

Food Two; Carrot puree:

I put some sun-screen (Yes, yes, I know I used this in the last food, but I had an old bottle of it and I needed to get rid of it...) into a plastic container and added about 2 drops of yellow food colouring and 1 drop or red food colouring to get orange, this was a bit of trial and error, and I am still not completly happy with the outcome, so just play around with it a bit until you get a bright orange. I then mixed it all together and covered the container with some cling film and stuck some sticky tape to the edge to make sure it wouldn't come off and spill everywhere, I did this as I didn't have another old baby food jar and I couldn't find the lid to the container. ;D

Food Three; Banana and avocado puree:

This is the same as the carrot puree, but instead of making it orange I added only one drop of green food colouring to it to make it a light green. Again this one is stored in a plastic container with cling film as a make-shift lit. (Hey, I was having trouble finding the lids, it's not my fault my room is un-organised....well, actually, maybe it is...hehe.)

I also played around with other ideas too, like a glue, lotion and water mix, but that didn't work out so great. and another one was white hair conditioner instead of sun-screen with red food colouring to make an apple and strawberry baby food, it worked great actually and I didn't really think it would.

Warning! Do not get the food with the food colouring in it on your reborn baby if you plan to pretend feed your reborn, as it may stain your precious little baby and we do NOT want that!

Have a great day!


Baby puree at home: recipes

Baby puree from vegetables and fruits at home: cooking secrets

Vegetable and fruit puree often becomes the first meal of the baby after breast milk or formula, so many mothers prefer to cook it on their own. Although modern manufacturers convince us that baby food is devoid of preservatives and harmful additives, fresh vegetables and fruits are much healthier, especially when it comes to infant nutrition. Yes, and cooking baby puree at home is not so difficult. nine0005

Vegetables or fruits?

Let's try to make baby puree for our beloved baby. Despite the fact that pediatricians of the last century recommended starting complementary foods with fruits, it is better to first introduce the child to vegetables - modern doctors and nutritionists have come to this conclusion. Boiled vegetables do not irritate the gastrointestinal tract, are better absorbed, satisfy hunger, do not cause allergies and increased gas formation. In addition, vegetables do not contain fructose, which irritates the pancreas. And one more weighty argument in favor of the fact that it is better to start with vegetables - fruits are tastier, and if the baby tries them first, he will refuse vegetables, because they will seem to him more insipid. nine0005

How to prepare baby vegetable puree

What can baby puree be made of? The ideal puree for the first feeding is from cauliflower or zucchini. A little later, you can introduce pumpkin, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and green peas. Before cooking, vegetables are washed well, peeled, cut into pieces and cooked - steamed, in the oven or in the usual way, in water. The first two methods are preferable because oven roasting and steaming preserve the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and natural color in the vegetables. And most importantly - such vegetables are much tastier. Some nutritionists recommend boiling vegetables with their skins on before peeling them, so choose your own cooking method. nine0005

If you do have to cook vegetables in a saucepan, use an enamel pot, add less water and put the vegetables in boiling water. Boil until soft, but do not overcook vegetables and fruits, otherwise they will become tasteless and lose a lot of vitamins. Ready vegetables are chopped with a blender until smooth and slightly diluted with water, vegetable broth, breast milk or mixture to a gruel state, since the child does not yet know how to digest thick food. Small pieces of vegetables in puree sometimes cause the baby to refuse to eat, so the knives in the blender should be well sharpened, and if there is no technique, you can grind the vegetables through a sieve. Salt and spices are usually not added to baby vegetable puree, and if the baby is more than 6 months old, you can put a little butter in the puree. nine0005

A few rules for making baby puree at home

  • Use only fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Water for cooking vegetables must be filtered or bottled.
  • If you are using frozen foods, choose only whole fruits and vegetables as they retain the most nutrients.
  • All utensils for preparing baby food should be perfectly clean, so if the knife falls on the floor, it should be washed well. Also, the presence of pets in the kitchen during the cooking process is not allowed. nine0026
  • Avoid vegetables and fruits high in nitrates, such as spinach, lettuce, beets, melons, and watermelons, in infants' diets.
  • Store-bought vegetables are recommended to be soaked in water to remove nitrates: 1-2 hours for this, up to 24 hours for potatoes.
  • Mix sour-tasting fruits and berries with sweet fruits - for example, blackcurrant goes well with a banana or pear. Sour puree is unlikely to please the baby. nine0026
  • Give your child only fresh food, but yesterday's puree from the refrigerator is better to eat yourself.

DIY fruit puree for children

Children are more likely to eat fruit puree, because fruits are tastier and sweeter. Fruits contain a large amount of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fiber and antioxidants, so they are very useful for a growing organism. However, fruits are strong allergens, especially berries, bananas, pomegranates and apricots, so they should be given with caution, watching the child's reaction. The most low-allergenic fruits are apples and pears, so it is better to start complementary foods with them, and then introduce all other fruits. First, the baby is fed with a one-component puree made from only one product, and then you can mix different vegetables and fruits, and not only among themselves. Very tasty combinations of fruits and vegetables, such as apples and zucchini, pumpkins and pears. nine0005

Fruits must be of good quality, without damage, ripe and juicy, and the rules for preparing fruits do not differ from the rules for cooking vegetables. Naturally, fruit puree is not sweetened with honey and sugar - the later the child learns the taste of sugar, the stronger his health will be.

Aromatic pumpkin puree

Babies love to eat pumpkin because of its pleasant sweet taste, besides pumpkin is very healthy. It contains a whole storehouse of various vitamins, including vitamin T, which normalizes the metabolism in the body. For pumpkin puree, small pumpkins are suitable, since large fruits are not as tasty and difficult to peel. nine0005

Cut the pumpkin in half, and then into small slices, one or two of which (depending on the appetite of the crumbs) cut into cubes. Boil the pumpkin in a double boiler or in water for 20 minutes, while warm, beat with a blender to a smooth puree and dilute if necessary with water or a mixture. Add oil and salt depending on the age of the child.

Gentle Broccoli Puree

One of my favorite homemade baby puree recipes is broccoli. This cabbage is extremely useful because it contains potassium, iron, calcium and other valuable substances. It has much more vitamin C than lemon, and the reason for its nutritional value is its high protein content. nine0005

Separate the broccoli into florets, wash thoroughly and steam for 20 minutes. Cabbage cooks faster in water - fresh broccoli will take 7 minutes, and frozen - about 15 minutes. Broccoli puree does not need much water, it should lightly coat the vegetables. After the cabbage becomes soft, chop it in a blender or pass through a sieve. If you're mashing for kids older than a year old, be sure to add butter - the little ones will gobble up broccoli on both cheeks! nine0005

How to make baby pear puree at home

Pear is a very delicate, tasty and healthy fruit that rarely causes intolerance. In addition to the high vitamin value, the pear has other beneficial properties - it facilitates digestion and removes toxins from the body.

For baby food, choose green pears to reduce the risk of allergies, which are rare among babies. Peel the fruits from the peel and core with seeds, and then stew the pear in a bowl with a thick bottom in a small amount of water for 15 minutes. Let the pear cool slightly and puree it in a blender with a little of the remaining pear broth. For large kids, fruits can not be boiled, but add half a teaspoon of natural honey to the puree. nine0005

Zucchini and apple puree

Little gourmets will love this delicious puree, besides, zucchini is considered the most hypoallergenic vegetables, which, due to their high potassium content, have a beneficial effect on the heart. Apples contain iodine, iron and phosphorus, and due to the high concentration of vitamin C, apples help in the prevention of colds and viral infections.

Wash the zucchini and apples well, de-seed them, cut into pieces and cook in a saucepan for about 20 minutes, considering that the zucchini will cook 5 minutes faster. By the way, apples are steamed for 15 minutes, zucchini - 10 minutes. Next, vegetables and fruits are chopped in a blender, mixed and brought to a boil. For allergic children, this is the best side dish! nine0005

Exotic mango

Sometimes you can pamper your baby with exotic fruits - for example, make mango puree. This is a very delicate fruit with an original taste, containing 12 amino acids and improving sleep.

Choose only ripe fruits that are soft and reddish-yellow in color. Peel the mango from a thick skin and a large bone, put the pulp in a blender, add 2 tbsp. l. water and mash it, and then heat it in a saucepan for several minutes. For a baby up to a year old, it is better to give mashed potatoes with heat treatment to facilitate digestion, and older children can be fed raw mangoes. nine0005

Carrot and Potato Puree

Make normal potato puree without oil. Peel the carrots, grate them and stew them with butter and vegetable broth - about 1 tsp is required for 200 g of carrots. butter and 150 g of broth. When the carrot becomes very soft, wipe it through a sieve, and then put it on a plate, put mashed potatoes on the second half. Let the child choose whether to mix two types of puree for him or eat separately!

Pumpkin and apple puree

This sweet, sugar-free pumpkin-apple puree, cooked in a double boiler, is suitable for children who are already accustomed to “adult” food and are able to perceive a new unusual dish. It is better to take a pumpkin with a gray or green skin and with bright pulp - such fruits contain more vitamins and other useful substances. Apples are green because they have fewer allergens.

Cut pumpkin and apple flesh without peel or seeds into pieces, place in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes. Grind pumpkin, apples and raisins in a blender or by hand with a pusher if the child has already learned to chew. They say that this puree is very good for skin and hair, and you can check the truth of this statement yourself if you start feeding this dish to your baby. nine0005

In autumn, you can take care of preparing vegetables for baby purees. Some vegetables, such as pumpkin, carrots and apples, are stored fresh, and zucchini, broccoli, berries are frozen in small portions, because due to frequent freezing and thawing, vegetables lose vitamins and become tasteless. You can roll up fruit and vegetable puree in jars, but this snack should not be given to babies. Remember that the taste of vegetables determines whether the baby will love them in the future, so try to prepare an appetizing and tender puree - for health and good mood! nine0005

Is this a baby or a reborn doll?



The "father" of the first reborn dolls (from the English reborn - "newly born") is the artist-sculptor José Berenger . He started making his first baby dolls in 1944. Then the business was continued by his son - designer Salvador Berenger .

It is known that the creation of one of the most popular reborn dolls was inspired by the birth of Princess Leonor - daughter of the King of Spain Philip VI and his wife Leticia . Doll "La Infanta Leonor" immediately became very popular.


Reborn dolls are unusual in that they are… like children. Each has a name and date of birth. Admirers of these unusual toys take care of them as if they were living babies: they buy clothes, a crib, a stroller, bottles, pacifiers, car seats…

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It's easy to believe that this is the first photo of a newborn in the mother's arms...

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Reborn baby's first photo shoot

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Look at the fantastic detail!

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This reborn is easily mistaken for a newborn baby

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When we saw this photo, we almost exclaimed: “What a sweet baby!”

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Does the baby on the left remind you of Prince George?

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This reborn looks at the mistress as attentively as a real baby looks at its mother. ..

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What hairs and eyelashes!

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It seems that one careless move and the baby will wake up. Although... It's reborn!

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Look how cute her little hands are!

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Do you think this baby is sleeping? No, doll!

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Doll with a doll. Photo sessions are also done for reborns

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This cutie's name is Adeline

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Owner Amelie takes care of her like a real child

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And for this doll, her owner chooses clothes with love

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And this baby has a baby dowry

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Let's go for a ride? Everything is as it should - according to traffic rules!

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When you wanted a girl but didn't decide yet…

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And this is not a child either…

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This is such a thoughtful photo session. Dolls also think t!

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This is how a walk of fans of reborn dolls looks like

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Wait a minute, this is my toy. Or am I just a toy?

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And even heels are almost real...

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Charlotte doll looks like a little girl

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How do you like this baby?

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This is what a baby who lost his pacifier would look like

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Is it morning already?

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Looking at the reborn from all sides! nine0120

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