How To Tighten American Girl Doll Limbs At Home
You guys, I’m back! I know it’s been about a week since I’ve written a post, but I promise I’ve had a good reason. We have had some health issues in my family. Even as I type my daughter is at home with a nasty case of Scarlet Fever (I didn’t even know people still got that!). But now I’m back. And I’m back with an an awesome tip for you guys. If there is one thing my kid love it’s her American Girl dolls. And to be honest, I’m ok with this. I love that American Girl is all about girl power and I would much rather have my daughter exploring her imagination with dolls than in front of a TV all day.
While she was playing with Mary Ellen (the newest member of our American Girl family) we noticed that one of her legs were super loose. Which made it very hard for her to stand up. What’s a mom to do!? Well thanks to modern technology I was taught how to tighten american girl limbs at home! It wasn’t too hard either. So I thought there must be other moms out there that would love to have this little piece of knowledge. (And for those that don’t want to take on the task at home, you could always send your doll to the AG Hospital, which is such a cool service) If you would like to learn how at home keep reading!
Here is how to tighten American Girl limbs at home:
Step 1: First you will want to take any clothing off of your doll. Something else I recommend is having your kids leave the room. You have to take their heads off and it might both them. (It did mine!). Untie the string on the back of your doll and remove the head. Set aside. Also, grab a few hair ties and a container to hold your dolls stuffing.
Step 2: Once you have removed the head it’s time to remove the stuffing. If you are tightening an arm you will only need to remove 1/2 the stuffing. If you are tightening a leg like I was, you will have to remove all the stuffing.
Step 3: Now, this part can be a little tricky, but you’ll get it! You will want to bring the limb that needs to be tightened up to the hole where the head was. You will notice a big plastic piece and a band that stretches. This is where your hair tie comes in. Wrap your hair tie under the plastic piece. I wrapped mine around 4 times. You can judge how many times you need to wrap yours around by moving the leg around and seeing how it feels.
Step 4: After you have your limb the way you want it, put your American Girl dolls stuff back in, head back on, tie your strings back up and you are good to go!
That’s all there is to it! It takes a little time, but it can be done and fixed! And afterwords I bet you will have a very thankful child who will run off and play!