Dirty clothes? Soak them
in Dawn or Biz.
Hand-wash. How to Hand wash: soak
in dawn or biz for 15 minutes; gently move the fabric around with the pads of your
fingers. Rinse gently in cool water. Place clothing on an air dryer rack or
however else you treat your hand-washables, but please keep them way from direct sunlight
(this can cause fabrics to fade).
Machine wash: I happen to have a
delicate "Hand wash" cycle on my washing machine. I put a small amount of
Woolite, add my fabric softener, and let the machine gently wash the clothes.
Try either one of these techniques with a dress
around the same age that you may not care if it gets ruined. I have never had any
original Chatty clothes get hurt by using either technique.
The Body: For everyday cleaning you can
apply some lotion to your dolls face and body, be very careful near her eyes and open
speaker. Gently rub in and wipe away with a soft cloth.
Is she very dirty? Use some Dawn dishwashing
liquid. I purchase the good Brawny paper towels to wash my Chatty's. Put a few
drops of water, with a few drops of dawn onto the corner of the paper towel. Gently,
in a circular motion, clean your doll. The paper towel should NEVER be dripping.
Again, avoid her eye area and grill. Rinse her body by getting another paper
towel and wetting it very well with water. Squeeze out the excess water, wipe the
paper towel gently over her body. Continue until all of the soap residue is gone.
How to wash her hair:
Wash her hair in ©Dawn Dishwashing liquid OR ©Woolight
Fabric Wash. After washing her hair rinse well. Apply some of Mommy's hair
conditioner, allow it to sit for 30 minutes. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TILT YOUR DOLLS HEAD
TO THE UPRIGHT POSITION, ESPECIALLY IF SHE IS A SOFT FACE. THE WATER CAN RUN INTO
HER BODY AND RUIN HER VOICE BOX.
After 30 minutes, gently rinse her with warm
water, keeping her head down and protecting her face. DO NOT GET WATER INTO HER
Hair needs styling? If her hair is
badly tangled leave the fabric softener in for at least 1/2 hr before rinsing. Then set on
perm rods (medium) and pour HOT water gently over her hair being very careful not to get
water in her eyes! Then rinse right away with cold water. Blot dry with a towel and remove
rods while still wet. Do NOT touch again until her hair is completely dry. Then style with
a comb or brush.
Greasy Face? (only do this
procedure if you are sure that the plasticizer is escaping, please clean her face first
with Dawn. She may just be dirty!) For her greasy face, where the actual
plasticizer is escaping, try alcohol and cotton balls. You will have to treat it every 6
months or so or it will get greasy again.
.: Clean dolls at YOUR OWN