Once you've received your precious reborn doll, you're going to want to care for it as well as you can. It's not really all that difficult, but many people forget that these delicate, lifelike dolls take a little bit of gentle loving care to stay in their best condition. Here's a look at how to treat your reborn doll, so that he or she looks realistic and beautiful for as long as possible.
Most importantly, your new baby is no longer a play doll. She/he is now an heirloom quality collectible and needs to be handled very gently. Small children should not be permitted to play with her. A good rule of thumb for handling your new baby is that you should not handle her/him in any way you would not handle a real newborn baby.
He/She should be kept away from extreme heat and cold. Heat is more dangerous for her/him because his/her vinyl becomes very soft and pliable when heated and can become warped or even melt. She/he should never be left in a hot car or displayed near any type of heat source.
If baby's hair is hand rooted mohair. It has been coated with sealant on the inside of her/his head to help keep it from coming out. Should baby's hair become dusty, it can be gently brushed to remove the dust. Her/his hair can be gently brushed and combed and can be lightly moistened with conditioner and water. Mohair has a tendency to bunch and mat so extreme gentleness should be used when combing out mats. Baby should be kept away from excessive moisture, which can cause damage to her/his cloth body.
Baby wears size preemie to 0-3 month real infant clothing. Her/his outfit can be removed for washing.
Face may be gently washed with soft damp cloth, but not scrubbed roughly.
Care should be taken when posing baby. Her/his arms and legs can be gently posed but should never be forced. Extreme pressure on the seams of her/his body can cause tearing. Baby's head can gently be turned from side to side, but again, it should not be forced. Baby's eyelashes, lips and nails are sealed in place for protection, but they should not be handled. The lashes can be pulled out and the nails can be chipped with force.
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