Kids just love soft toys to play with but they can be difficult to keep clean and this can pose moms with a problem.
What do you do when your 18 month old keeps chewing on the same old teddy bears ear and she’s been trailing this around the floor with her everywhere?
Firstly, check to see whether the plush toy is machine washable or not.
My Pillow Pets toys, those adorable plush toys that are toys by day and convert into a pillow at night are machine washable. This makes them an ideal toy because you know keeping these clean will be easy.
However, not all soft toys can be washed in the machine. We would definitely say avoid putting toys that have squeakers or rattles inside them, do not put these into a machine.
Otherwise, put these toys into a pillow case or a machine washing bag and pop them into the washing machine on a gentle cycle. You’ll find that they do come out nice and clean and smelling beautiful too! We find that this is one of the best ways to clean plush baby toys.
What to Do If Your Toys have Squeakers / Rattles Inside Them?
In this case, we would advise against putting soft toys with squeakers and rattles inside them into a washing machine in case the water ruins the squeakers and therefore ruins the cuddly toy for your child.
In this case, we advise surface cleaning with a soft cloth that has been dipped into some warm soapy water. Gently rub the cuddly toy all over with your soft cloth. Once you have gently washed all over, you need to scrub down with a cloth that is only dipped into water so that you can also remove the soap effectively from your cuddly toy.
How To Dry Your Stuffed Toys Once They Have Been Washed
The best way to dry your newly washed plush toys, whether they have been machine washed or hand cleaned, is to hang them up on the washing line. Let them dry naturally.
Unless it says that you can dry your plush toys in the dryer, we would advise against this because plush toys can sometimes come out with lots of fluff and they might not look the way they did before you put them into the dryer!