Baby Doll Care & Doll Hair Care Tips
General Baby Doll Care
In our breezy California playroom, we create ADORAble baby dolls, toddler dolls and soft dolls with high quality materials and sweet expressions. Adora toys are thoughtfully crafted to give parents peace of mind - they're playful, creative, durable and most of all, they're Made for Play! Here are some helpful tips to properly care for your Adora doll so that they last for every moment of childhood and beyond!
- Make sure to remove all packaging from the doll before giving to a child for play. Rubber bands, plastic, tissue, wire ties as well as tags are not part of the toy and should be discarded.
- Dolls should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. For long term storage, put a layer of acid free tissue between the doll and the fabric of the clothes to help keep colors and dyes from bleeding. Make sure to check your stored dolls on a regular basis to make sure there are no issues with insects, dampness or crushing.
- Regular cleaning of porcelain and vinyl dolls can be done with a soft cloth and distilled water-no soap, bleach or chlorine products.
- If you have a cloth doll, you can vacuum it through a layer of netting, but never vacuum silk.
Doll Hair Care Tips
In general, NEVER wash your doll's hair. This will result in matted hair, which must be replaced (and is NOT covered under warranty). Most doll hair is made from the highest quality synthetic materials. NEVER use heated products such as blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons. This will cause damage to the hair and possibly the vinyl of your doll. If you need to do an extensive cleaning, use a slightly moist towel to gently wipe away dirt and debris, then allow to air dry.
Straight or Wavy Hair
For best results when combing/styling straight and wavy hair, we recommend using a using a wire wig brush to work out tangles and gently style.
With a firm hold on your doll begin to gently brush your doll’s hair, be careful not to pull too hard. Pulling or tugging too hard on the dolls may cause the wig to loosen and the head to pull away from the body.
To brush straight or slightly wavy hair styles, take hold of a small section of hair near the ends and begin to gently brush out the tangles. Continue brushing small sections, working your way up toward the base of the wig, but remember to brush down toward the ends.
If the hair is wavy, be very gentle at the ends of her hair to help preserve the curl.
*PRO TIP: To tame tangles cover your dolls body with a cloth or dolly style cape and lightly mist her hair with water. Work slowly and carefully to gently brush out tangles.
Curly or Textured Hair
For best results when combing/styling curly or textured hair, we recommend using a straight comb with pick on one end to work out tangles and gently style.
With a firm hold on your doll, begin to gently pick or style your doll's hair, be careful not to pull too hard. Pulling or tugging too hard on the dolls may cause the wig to loosen and the head to pull away from the body. Gently pick your doll's hair from the ends up to remove tangles.
For tight curls, we recommend that you finger-style your doll's hair (think old-fashioned curlers) For best results follow the curled style of the wig. To finger style take a small section of hair and gently work your fingers through it, twirling as you go. Twirl in the direction that the curl naturally falls.
*PRO TIP: It’s important that you DO NOT use a brush on this type of wig as it can make it frizzy and remove the curl/texture.