The decision is final: You’re going to splurge on an 18 inch doll for your dear daughter. After all, how can you resist all that pleading and begging going on for like forever? Consider yourself warned though, that 18 inch doll is just the beginning. Once she sees all the fabulous outfits and accessories available, you’ll be hearing more of that pleading and begging very soon.
There is a silver lining to all that spending however, because you have just opened up an opportunity to teach your child about personal responsibility. Below are helpful tips on how you can teach your daughter to care for her doll, and ultimately, help her to become a loving, responsible, and caring person when she grows up.
Keep the doll out of direct sunlight.
The sun’s rays are very damaging to almost everything it touches, and your daughter’s doll is no exception. If the doll is under the sun most of the time, its colors will soon start to fade, including the doll’s clothes. As much as possible, have your child play with her doll indoors to preserve all its colors, or at least keep it away from direct sunlight.
Hand wash doll clothes.
Don’t put doll clothes in a washer or dryer. For best results, hand wash doll clothes using very mild soapy water and air dry them. There may also be care instructions that come with the clothes you purchase.