Once you are pleased with the end result of painting your reborn and have sealed it with a matt layer, microrooted the hair, set all required areas with glue and have stuffed your baby, you can think about adding a baby scent to complete the realism. There are a few options available for this, the most common scent is baby powder, this is a smell that resonates with anyone who has ever had a baby and is therefore really completes the experience of receiving a new reborn. You can opt to use just a standard talcum baby powder or even use a different scented powder, though this method won’t last long and you will find the scent soon leaves your baby. Another option would be to purchase a baby powder scented oil, these are readily available online and quite affordable. You could also use a different scent, it really just depends on the smell you want your baby to have. Taking a small cotton ball dab a few drops of the oil onto it, once absorbed place the cotton ball into the body, head and also limbs of your baby if you wish, remembering to keep it subtle, though strong enough to leave a lingering scent.
For those reborners that sell their babies, it is best advised to go with the baby powder scent, this appeals on a wider level and is the most suitable for a reborn. The best option of all is to use a wafer in the baby powder scent, these are also available to purchase online and provide a long lasting scent that isn’t obtrusive, toxic or oily and really does give the baby a very newborn scent that will last. These wafers are best inserted into the body after light stuffing and adding your weighting beads, so they sit in the centre of the body and will be protected by further stuffing. One added to the head also, they will provide a strong yet subtle enough scent to last for months and can be replace by clipping the cable ties that keep the baby together and removing the old wafers and inserting a new one then resealing with another cable tie. Baby Powder scented oils or wafers really do provide something special for reborns and are cost effective enough to be easily added providing a lovely comforting smell for the new adoptive parent.