According to Baby Alive Toys, the first Baby Alive doll was made by Kenner Toys in 1973. There were several versions made that could do various “lifelike” things such as eat, wet or soil a diaper, and mimic various movements real babies could do. In 2006, Hasbro Toys began making newer models of the doll. The toy has become extremely popular in many countries. You must clean this doll with care, especially those that require batteries.
Remove dirt from the doll's hair and any loose dirt from its skin. Do this gently with a soft toothbrush. Make sure you don’t accidentally scrape off any paint or scratch the skin in any way.
Dampen a soft cloth--a cloth diaper works well--in a mixture of one part mild soap, such as hand soap, and one part water. Clean soiled areas of the skin.
Clean small crevices with a cotton swab, if there are any you couldn't get into with the cloth.
Remove stubborn stains, such as ink, with a citrus-based all-purpose cleaner. This is especially helpful for old garage sale stickers and masking tape marks.
Clean clothes by hand, washing them in a basin of warm water with a few drops of mild laundry detergent. Gently squeeze out any excess water, then hang to dry.
Wipe the doll's hair with a damp cloth to clean out any matted or dirty areas that the toothbrush missed.
Things You Will Need
- Mild soap and water
- Cotton swabs
- Citrus-based all-purpose cleaner
- Mild laundry detergent
Hasbro’s official Baby Alive site states that the Baby Alive Doll should never be fully immersed in water and her hair is not meant to be washed.
Take extra care when cleaning vintage dolls, especially with hands and toes and any areas that might be brittle. Cleaning vintage doll clothes is discouraged, due to the possibly irreparable damage that could result.