I have read where you can put the wax beads like you can buy at Michael’s, in the head to fill it, then put in polyfil, and a plug or cover of some kind to hold it in. Then, I am told, it will root easier.
fill the head with poly pellets, stuff the neck with a washrag, and root away-----makes it super easy on soft vinyl and keeps you from breaking needles due to flexing. I have been doing this forever. For hard heads, get a Himalayan Salt Lamp insert to heat the head from the inside. Be sure to get the insert with the metal ‘wings’ to hold it in place.
I have the same problem which is why I like to use a wig on certain dolls. Some heads are just way too soft on top and cave in every time you poke. Try Monique. The mohair and human hair types are more realistic than the acrylic. I use mine mostly for toddlers. You will probably have to thin it out for a baby doll.
You’re welcome. Make sure the head is full, stuff the neck with a washrag or cloth of some kind and root. It’s PERFECT for soft heads. When your done, remove the cloth, empty poly pellets into the bag or a bowl and keep for next time.