February 2012

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

Caring For Curly Doll Hair

When it comes to the American Girl dolls, it is often important for their owners to do whatever they can to take proper care of them. These are cheaply made dolls that make it easy to toss away if damaged. No, because of their price point, their owners want to do their best to take care of the doll. One facet of caring for these dolls is caring for the hair of the doll.

American Girl Fashion Show - Girls Love Participating


One of the many things girls enjoy about the American Girl dolls is just how much they can relate to the doll. The American Girl Fashion Show is a large event that takes place annually. Leading up to it are numerous smaller and local shows that allow girls and their dolls to walk down the runway to show off their look and their charm. That is just what happened at the in Baltimore.

The Event

The event brought out more than 200 girls with their American Girl Dolls. The girls took to the runway on January 28th to showcase their dolls and their pint-sized smiles. Each of the girls walking down the runway was hoping to be one of the two lucky ones to be picked to head to the larger, national show held at the hippodrome Theater. That show will be on March 24th and March 25th of this year. Those who are selected to participate in the event will be notified on February 3rd.

Caring For Your Dolls Hair

One of the biggest frustrations of having an American Girl doll, and one that I experienced personally when I was younger is that the hair of the doll can easily become tangled and matted; turning the doll’s hair from a beautiful silky smooth to a complete mess. It doesn’t even take playing heavily with the doll, just normal clothing changes and caring it around can make the hair into a mess. In order to combat this problem with the hair, I have done a bit of research on ways to make caring for the doll’s hair easier.