It's summer, which means time for outdoor activities, especially going in the pool. One commonly asked question, however, is if American Girl dolls can get wet or go in the pool.
American Girl made a plastic pool for dolls in 2019...
...but the answer to if dolls can go in the real pool or get actually wet is actually no!
While other dolls, such as Barbie, are even manufactured to go into the pool, American Girl dolls have important design features that would be ruined by getting wet. American Girl dolls have stuffed cloth bodies instead of plastic bodies like most dolls, and if the body gets wet, the stuffing inside of the doll might get moldy, giving the doll a weird odor. In addition, American Girl dolls have sleep eyes that open and close, and the eyes may rust if they get in water. For these reasons, it is recommended that your doll doesn't join you in the pool.
However, what if you accidentally drop your doll in water? AGTubers AGSmiless and Basilmentos both made videos in 2014 explaining what to do if your doll gets wet.
Has your American Girl doll ever gotten wet before? I am lucky that in my near-decade of collecting, they haven't gotten wet at all!