When my daughters were younger, one of their favorite pastimes during the warm summer days, was to take their favorite dolls outside to give them a bath. And most of those favorite dolls had a cloth body. So after the dolls were thoroughly washed, they would be laid out on a towel in the hot sun to dry. This also would include a soft Raggedy Ann. It always took a couple of days to dry; but while waiting for the dolls to dry, the doll clothes would then be washed and hung on a line. This entire process actually kept the kids occupied for quite some time; and it would always make me smile to see their busy little hands taking care of their little dolls.