Mary's Dolls-N-Things’ Sugar Babies Nursery

New Baby Care Instructions - Please Read Carefully


Hello and congratulations on your adoption! You have chosen a high quality artist newborn/reborn by Mary's Sugar Babies Nursery.  If cared for properly, your baby will bring many years of joy to you and yours.  Most importantly, your new baby is not a play doll and is now a quality collectible and needs to be handled very gently. Small children should not be permitted to play with him/her.  A good rule of thumb for handling your baby is that you should not handle him/her in any way you would not handle a real baby.


Your baby should be kept away from extreme heat and cold. Heat is more dangerous because the vinyl becomes very soft and pliable when heated and can become warped or even melt.  You should never leave your baby in a hot car or displayed near any type of heat source.  Your baby should be kept away from excessive moisture, which can cause mold damage. DO NOT USE ANY CLEANING SOLVENTS OR ALCOHOL on your baby!


Your baby’s hair is hand rooted mohair and should not be combed too much.  It has been coated with glue and water sealant on the inside of the head to help keep it from coming out.  Should the hair become dusty, it can be gently wiped with a damp wash cloth to remove the dust or use a duster. (I prefer using a duster like the Swiffer duster).  Mohair has a tendency to bunch and mat so extreme gentleness should be used when combing out mats.  Mohair needs to be maintained to prevent matting and should not be done more than once a month. (See Hair Care Instructions)


Your baby can wear size some Newborn and 0-3 month* clothing.   Care should be taken when posing your baby.  The arms and legs are on a jointed body so they can be gently posed, but should never be forced; they are filled with tiny glass beads for additional weight.  Extreme pressure on the seams of the body can cause tearing.  You can gently turn the head from side to side, but again, it should not be forced.


The eyelashes are applied with glue and then sealed in place for protection.  The manicured finger and toes can be chipped from excessive handling.  Do not pull on your baby’s fingers and toes, you may tear the vinyl.


If you should have any additional questions regarding your new baby, please email me at .  I will do my best to assist you with helpful tips and advice.  Your new baby doll is a Mary's Dolls-N-Things Sugar Babies Nursery newborn/reborn original.  Thank you once again for your purchase and enjoy your new baby.  Please visit my website periodically for new babies, and remember, it is less expensive to purchase directly from my website than eBay.


Purchased clothing never, ever, hardly fit your doll exactly because they are made for human babies.  And, in most cases, the necklines are too large.  However, with a couple of simple adjustments, you can easily fix the problem and the clothes will look great on your baby doll.  For the neckline, if you’re a sewer, just snip the inside neck edge of the folded over binding and run some elastic through the “casing” and stitch each end to hold the elastic in place.  If you don’t sew, you can easily just pinch the neckline and then make a “tuck” in the back of the garment and secure with a small baby safety pin or a couple of hand stitches.....Mary



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