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    Default Can You Wash Baby Dolls With Plastic Heads/Arms??

    The bodies and any fabric parts of DD's baby dolls are digusting...can I put them in the washing machine? If so, how do you dry them? I assume the dryer might melt the plastic parts, but I feel like air-drying them will make them musty.

    Any suggestions?

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    T + G = ER & EC

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    I have washed my DDs dolls before in the machine, gentle cycle. Although only when desperate, hand washing is recommended IIRC. I didn't put them in the dryer, just air dried. We don't have much humidity here so I wasn't concerned with them getting musty. You could put them outside to dry if it concerns you.

    I will add that even with hand and/or machine washing they still look pretty dingy. I think of them as well loved.
    babygirl 10-29-07
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    I wash all of DD's dolls regularly/ weekly basis. We've had a few come apart that way. However I'm a huge germaphobe, so it's worth it to me. I contacted Corrolle before I first started this and they said to put the doll in a pillow case and then dry them face down on a counter. I did that at first, but now I just wash and dry them regularly.

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    We wash them in the washing machine and dry outside.

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    Apparently I'm a terrible mother because I've never washed DD's dolls/stuffed animals. Maybe I'll set up an animal laundromat tonight outside for DD!

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    I've never washed dolls, but I've washed stuffed animals. Our most recent were DD's Mickey and Minnie Mouse. I washed on cold gentle cycle in a pillowcase and then set them on top of the dryer while it was going. They were grungy beforehand and it definitely helped!
    Kristi
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    Thanks girls! I wouldn't be too concerned (other than the fact that the fabric hands/feet are practically black!) except that she vomited twice on one of them! I'll try washing them and then drying outside.
    T + G = ER & EC

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