The family is a cell of society, and in every cell, there is always a core. Do you know what it is? It is a baby.  The babies are the happiness of every family, that’s why they always keep an important role in your house. You always try to protect them from external effects, but do you know some toys around them can harm their health. In fact, there are millions of bacteria in a toy that your baby is playing. If you do not usually clean them, your sweetheart can get sick because of these toys. The article will show you how to wash stuffed animals helping you protect your children from germs in stuffed animals.

To clean the stuffed animals, there are three ways: washing stuffed animals by machine, stuffed animals by hand and Spot-Cleaning Stuffed Animals.

Washing The Stuffed Animal By Hand

Step 1: Preparation

– The washing powder (OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover or Gain Flings Original Laundry DetergentPacs)

– Cold water

– A bucket

– An old toothbrush

Step 2: Before washing the stuffed animal in the water, you also need to check the tag. The instruction will give you some information helping you decide should we wash them in water.

Step 3: Create the cleaning mixture. Fill the bucket with water. Then add 1-2 tablespoon of the washing powder into the bucket. Use your hand to mix them until there are a lot of soap bubbles

Step 4: Wash the stuffed animals. Soak the stuffed animals into the mixture. Find the stains on the body of the stuffed animal and squeeze, knead remove it.

Like washing the stuffed animal by machine, you should take any electronic devices from them to keep them from the damage. If you have trouble in removing the stains, you can use an old brush supporting you.

Step 5: Rinse the stuffed animal. Making sure that you remove all of the stains with washing powder, you can put the stuffed animals under the water and rinse them. Please make sure that you can remove all of the soap residue because if the washing powder remains, it can affect your kids.

Step 6: Dry the stuffed animals. The last step is drying them. First, you can take them from the mesh laundry bag. Then reshape them, if there is something wrong with their shape. You can find an airy place and put them in on the hang until they are dry.

The second way, The stuffed animals can be removed water by the dryer( with a low-heat setting because it can make glue and fur melt).

Washing Stuffed Animals By Machine

Step 1: Reading the tag of stuffed animal. On this tag, there is a structure in washing that stuffed animals. Depending on what material of the stuffed animal, we can decide to wash it by machine or not.

Step 2: Remove any electronic parts in the stuffed animal. With some stuffed animals which can speak or play music, there may be some electronic devices into that animal. You need to take it out of them before washing. If you do not take them, these parts can get water and be ruined. Besides, they also can damage your machine, too.  You should also remove some decoration such as crowns, swords or some accessories. If there is some fragile thing, you should think about washing it by hand.

Step 3: Place the stuffed animal into the machine. Remember the stuffed animals have many small details, if they come off, they can damage your machine. Therefore, you should place it into a mesh laundry bag.

Step 4: Adjust the washing machine settings. You should set a delicate or gentle washing cycle. The temperature of the water should be set with cold water. The cold water can keep the color of the stuffed animals.

Step 5: Wash the stuffed animals. Add washing power and lets the machine clean it.

Step 6: Dry the stuffed animals. The last step is drying them. First, you can take them from the mesh laundry bag. Then reshape them, if there is something wrong with their shape. You can find an airy place and put them in on the hang until they are dry.

The second way, The stuffed animals can be removed water by the dryer( with a low-heat setting because it can make glue and fur melt).

Spot-Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Step 1: Make the washing mixture. Add two cups of water and one tablespoon of washing liquid or Castile soap if your children usually put the stuffed animals into their mouth. Mix them until there is bubble soap.

Step 2: Clean the stuffed animals. You can use an old toothbrush to help you remove the dirt. Use the mixture and brush directly onto soiled areas. Be careful to keep them as dry as possible because some of the material can be changed and ruin after being exposed to water.

Step 3: Dry the stuffed animal. When using this way, the toys are not wet too much; you just need to use a towel to blot some areas. Besides, you can put it on a hanger and let the air dry them.

If the instruction shows that you can use a dryer, you can put them in a dryer, but with a lower heat setting. Do not be hurried and adjust the machine to a high temperature because their material, fur, or glue can be melted.

Step 4: Solve the smell of the stuffed animals. You can do it or not. This step is optional, but it will be better if you give your kids a perfume stuffed animal.

Preparation:

+ 1-2 tablespoons baking soda

+ 1- 2 cornstarch

Or Baby powder

+ A bag

You can put them in a bag and place the stuffed animal in 20 minutes after shaking. After that, take the stuffed animals back and brush any powder. Finally, you can give them to your sweetheart.

In conclusion, these are three ways to clean the stuffed animals. Which way is suitable for your stuffed animals? Let’s protect your children in even your home.