Dusty Tippee Toes Doll?

May 26, 2022

A baby doll with blonde hair.I own a vintage Tippee Toes vinyl and plastic doll. It was stored in its box all of these years and never removed from the box. I removed her and she is very dusty. When I dust her, the dust immediately reappears as if the doll is shedding. Please advise and please let me know why my doll is always dusty. The dust appears reddish also. The dust is only on the vinyl parts. The plastic parts are fine.



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May 26, 20221 found this helpful

Your doll is not dusty. The rubber is disintegrating and flaking off. It could happen if it was stored in an area that gets very hot or cold.

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May 26, 20221 found this helpful

I have read several suggestions on different sites but mostly the suggestions seem to be to wipe the vinyl parts with warm water that has a few drops of dawn dish soap added. Then wipe with a clean damp cloth.
Other suggestions are to use a solution of 1/2 white vinegar/1/2 water. Wipe several times with drying periods between cleanings.

I do not have experience with this type of cleaning so my suggestion would be to join this doll forum and ask your questions. These members seem to have expert knowledge in all things about vintage dolls.


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May 27, 20221 found this helpful

It sounds like the material on your doll is degrading. You might contact this antique doll forum to find out more information:

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