This is not a real baby, though it bears an eery resemblance. Reborn Babies are incredibly life-like dolls that can even come with a heartbeat and are being marketed towards collectors, as well as grieving parents or nostalgic grandparents.
The dolls are also weighted so that they actually feel like a baby. Apparently, holding them can be therapeutic and release certain feel-good hormones. They're not cheap- some ranging from $400 to over $3,000.
The images here are from Reborn-Baby.com, the website of UK artist Deborah King.
You can read a full article on the Reborn trend here. We have to file this under disturbing.