Caring for you baby

Now that your baby is home...

Our babies will arrive with:

-A soft nursery blanket (it will be new or a Vintage Cradle blanket from our vintage stash)

-Dressed in a diaper, a t-shirt, footed pajamas

-Wearing a hat (and a net if they have rooted hair or a headband

-A coming home outfit (most times what they were photographed in)

-A birth certificate, COA (if it came with that kit), a newborn hospital bracelet

-A magnified Pacifier (if baby is magnetized)

-Mohair conditioner sample (if they are rooted)

Caring for you baby (Vinyl)

Babies have been tossed around a bit during shipping, if they are rooted they will arrive with bed head even thought they were neatly styled before heading home, mohair requires a lot of grooming. Mohair is real hair It can tear, break, and be pulled out with brushing and combing after time. It can tangle easily. You will need to use a warm water spritz and a mohair conditioning spray to style and gently detangle. We recommend a soft newborn hair brush. We don not recommend the use of hair gels or sprays on reborns. I think mohair looks more realistic when freshly brushed and slightly dampened. It you will be photographing your baby or taking it out keep a purse sized mohair conditioner and brush with you.

Your baby may have glass beads that have settled and may feel unevenly weighted. You can turn your baby upside down and gently massage beads until they feel evenly distributed. The beads in the limbs and head won't require any special attention but the stocking(s) inside the body can settle during shipping and after time in one position.

If your baby has a gel belly you will need to be especially careful it is not punctured, do not use diaper pins. Keep your baby away from sharp objects and prolonged direct sunlight. If your baby is punctured or damaged contact us so we can walk your through how to remove the belly and care for the baby.

Our babies wear real baby clothes, size will depend on the size of the baby, most of our babies wear Newborn to 0-3 months. We will let you know what size clothing your baby wears before we ship so you can shop while you are waiting. The clothing your baby arrives in will be new (usually pre-washed to removed sizing and make them soft) or vintage cradle (from our vintage stash). We do send outfits that have been previously work occasionally, especially if it is something we really love and your baby has been wearing in the nursery. All of our clothing is in new or like new condition.

Not all prop clothing is sent with babies we do have some basic and vintage pieces we use just for photography.

Your baby will have a Saint Cloud Nursery tag near its bottom. This is to let you know that this is an authentic hand made baby created here in our studio by our our artist. We no longer sign babies but can at your request.

Our babies have vinyl heads and limbs and soft cloth bodies filled with micro glass bead stockings and polyester fibers. They are not waterproof and should never be submerged in water. They can be gently washed with a white washcloth dipped in warm water to remove and dirt or dust build up. Please do not use alcohol, nail polish remover, harsh chemicals or soaps to clean babies, this may cause paint to be removed or damage the vinyl.

Please keep your baby out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time, outings are fine. Babies should be stored in a warm, dry place. In rain or snow please be careful to protect your baby from moisture and cold like you would a regular baby.

Babies can be damaged easily and most times can be easily repaired, please contact so we can send you simple repair instructions or schedule a repair with our restoration artist.

Our babies usually come lightly scented. If you use any scent it is best on a diaper, T-shirt or the cloth body of the doll. Never spray scent or use lotions or creams on the vinyl limbs and head.

Please keep babies away from anything that can stain the vinyl, paint, ink, coffee, nail polish, lipstick.

Our babies are not designed for nor are they intended for babies or small Children. Please do not place a reborn in a the crib or bed of a baby or small child. Please don't leave a reborn with a small child or baby unattended.

Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions you may have, you can also check out our blog where you might find some useful information.

If your baby arrives damaged (and so far it has never happened) please CONTACT US.

Damages resulting from rough handling, normal wear, or accidents are the responsibility of the client.

Pets are attracted to reborns, please keep your baby safely away from pets.

And last...our babies look very real. You may not want to leave your baby in a car, we have had cars broken into by well meaning people and police officers thinking that a living child has been left unattended. We also recommend checking in with people before showing them your baby, our babies can trigger emotions in some people especially moms who have experienced loss. For the most part our babies elicit a very positive response and if you are out with your baby expect a lot of attention.

Caring for your Silicone baby

We have just started (2020) creating silicone babies as you know these babies are quit expensive and require special care and handling.

Silicone is different than vinyl. Vinyl is a plastic silicone is a rubber.

Your baby will arrive carefully wrapped.

If rooted your baby will require some grooming, this can be done using a soft brush and mohair conditioner. Unlike vinyl babies we can not glue down rooted hair so hair loss happens, please be very gentle with your babies hair, never tug or pull at the hair. This hair will last a long time with careful grooming and can be rerooted at a later date if needed.

The paint on a silicone baby is durable but you will still need to be sure to take care of your baby, keep it away from sharp objects, stains, dyes, inks. Rough use may result in paint loss and can be repaired at a later date but it is costly.

Dressing a silicone takes time and patience, socks and mits help get hands and feet into sleeves with more ease. Never force or pull fingers, toes or limbs. To avoid wear and tear never put a silicone in stiff/hard shoes without socks.

Yes you can give this baby a bath but only if it is a full body silicone. Babies with cloth bodies can not be submerged in water but they can be careful cleaned with gentle soap, water and a white wash cloth, hair can be dampened for styling.

If your baby requires re-matting (if it gets shiny) you can contact us for instructions or a quote for baby spa. This usually happens due to frequent bathing, many, many clothing changes and rough handling.

Pets are very attracted to silicone please keep pets away from your babies.

Damage to the baby can usually be repaired, please save any parts or pieces that have been damaged and contact us for a repair quote.