I apologize for bumping this old topic, but I have done quite a bit of research on this, so I want to share my experience.
Hi im new to this forum and don't want to upset anyone. I have a vinyl reborn like this https://toyboxadvisor.com/most-realistic-baby-dolls
which I do buy clothes for. However I have 2 lovely boys 1adult getting married next year and 1aged 9yrs I only bought my reborn girl to give a reason to be able to buy girl clothes but I don't spend much on the doll usually either second hand (which I would never do for my boys) or extremely cheap generally no more than afiver per outfit, I agree to treat it as a real baby is over the top but said I have real babies all be grown but if I didn't how do I know how I would feel I do have thought occasionally about what it would be like to take my reborn shopping for baby girl clothes just once to see what it would be like