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Reborn baby dolls for the grieving and nostalgic

Stacy, 19, from Belgium, poses with Stefy, her life-like "Reborn Baby" doll, outside Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Stacy, 19, from Belgium, poses with Stefy, her life-like "Reborn Baby" doll, outside Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tyssia, six, daughter of Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem, poses with her "Reborn Baby" doll named Betty Lou at her mother's workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tyssia, six, daughter of Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem, poses with her "Reborn Baby" doll named Betty Lou at her mother's workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Clothes made for life-like dolls known as "Reborn Babies" are seen at Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Clothes made for life-like dolls known as "Reborn Babies" are seen at Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A "Reborn Baby" doll named Mathilda, is seen at Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A "Reborn Baby" doll named Mathilda, is seen at Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem uses a needle to attach hair to the head of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea" in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem uses a needle to attach hair to the head of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea" in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem looks at the back of the head of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem looks at the back of the head of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem paints the arm of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem paints the arm of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem paints the arm of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem paints the arm of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere, southern Belgium on Aug 8, 2013.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - "Reborn Babies" are disturbingly life-like baby dolls carefully crafted in vinyl, which have become swiftly popular mainly with collectors, but also with grieving parents and nostalgic grandparents.