Taking Care of Your American Girl Doll

Taking Care of Your American Girl Doll


American Girl dolls are very valuable and it is no surprise that these well-made and much loved dolls would be passed down from one generation to the next. If you want to protect your investment, it is up to you to do so by taking care of the integrity of the doll itself. Preserving it is an important step in caring for it and even young children can play a role in doing just that.

Tips for Caring for Your American Girl Doll

For those that own these dolls, there are a few things to do to ensure they are always in the best possible care. Work with children to ensure they do these things to protect the dolls.

  • Always ensure your doll is not soiled from the surroundings or from your hands. Wash your hands before playing with it.
  • Be sure to take time to brush through her hair, just as you do your own. Doing so will help prevent any tangles and will ensure the hair remains properly laying. If it does get knotted, add a small amount of water to the doll's hair or use a small amount of conditioner in it.
  • If the doll's face gets smudged, which is something that can happen often, use a small amount of baking soda on a damp washcloth to wash off the blemishes. Do not scrub them harshly.

Always follow the care instructions provided to you by the American Girl brand manufacturer. That helps ensure the dolls stay in great looking condition long term.