Collecting toy dolls is something that can bring happiness and pleasure to adults and children. When it comes to kids, it’s usually something that just happens without any prior research. If your child has taken an interest in building this kind of collection, then you can help them take care of it with the following tips.
Understand that it is an investment. Of course, spending money is a given with collecting toy dolls. Different types of dolls come with different price tags, but the costs will always add up when you collect more dolls over time. It might be hard for kids to understand this fact! However, you can come to an arrangement for them to buy dolls with their pocket money or ask for them as birthday and Christmas gifts.
Inspect the condition of toy doll. Before making a commitment to adding toy dolls to your collection, invest in the time to meticulously examine each one. This is important whether the doll is in its original package or box, or has been removed for display. A well cared for toy doll for collection would have no fading, cracks, ripped clothes, or a look that it is falling apart.
Ensure the toy doll is from a smoke-free environment. Even when a toy doll is still in its original package or boxing, if it is in the presence of smoke, such as cigarette or cigar smoking, the doll will absorb this smell. Smoke enters any doll packaging and remains there. As it remains in the enclosed space, every part of the toy doll will smell, from its hair to its clothing. The difficult process here is that it can be almost impossible to remove the smell.
Keep toy dolls in a cabinet. This action prevents toy dolls from collecting dust, dirt, mold, and mildew. These factors are not easy to clean and/or completely remove. The only means of preventing this is to invest in a cabinet where you can still view your toy doll collection, but it will be sealed and not allow harmful elements in. If your child isn’t happy with this then you must understand that they dolls can lose value.
Resist over-handling of toy dolls. Although your collection of toy dolls may be tempting to hold, touch, or share with someone, this too can lead to damage and devaluation of the doll. It’s always best to handle your toy doll collection with gloves, if necessary.
Of course, children aren’t always concerned with keeping things pristine, and toys are meant to be played with. It all depends on what your child wants to do, but you can encourage them as best as possible.