Why Bathing is Essential
It has been a full year since baby Sophie joined Fabiola's collection. Over time, reborn dolls tend to accumulate dirt, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Whether the doll is a frequent star in videos or rests on a shelf, dust and grime can build up. This annual bath isn't just for fun, it's a practical step to care for the doll and maintain its longevity.
Preparing for the Bath
Before diving into the bath, Fabiola recommends some tips to protect the reborn. Wrapping the doll's cloth body in plastic wrap or a towel prevents any water from reaching it. For this spa day, warm water, gentle Johnson's baby soap, cotton tips, an old toothbrush, and a paintbrush are essential.
Cleansing the Facial Features
Begin by focusing on the face, particularly the areas around the eyes, mouth, and ears. Use warm water mixed with a bit of Johnson's baby soap. Be gentle, avoiding getting water inside the eyes. A paintbrush is excellent for intricate detailing, especially around the creases.
Hands, Arms, and Legs Care
Continue the pampering session by cleaning the hands, arms, and legs. A washcloth works well, but if the reborn has deep creases, a brush or toothbrush can be more effective. Pay attention to the creasing, as dirt tends to accumulate there. Sophie's hands surprised Fabiola with hidden dirt, but a little cleaning did wonders.
Rinsing and Revealing the Results
After a thorough cleaning, carefully rinse off the soap. Remove the protective wrap or towel and witness the transformation. Sophie now shines with newfound brightness. Her eyes sparkle, and her mouth is pristine. Remember, a little dirt may be revealed during the process, but the results are worth it. If any stains need to be removed, you can use this guide to remove them.
You may skeptical about giving your reborn a bath but cherished reborns, like precious picture frames, deserve regular care. By dedicating some time once a year, you can ensure that your doll remains vibrant and well-maintained. The more love that is given, the longer your reborn will last.