thread: washing stuffed toys

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006
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    washing stuffed toys

    I have two stuffed toys that need cleaning - one is a medium sized dog with shaggy fur that has been weed on, the other a small "Anne Geddes" bunny doll that is no longer white. Can I just chuck them in the machine on a gentle cycle? Both seem to be "good qaulity" toys.


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    Thats what I do. Sometimes I put them in a pillow case and tie it up fairly tight so they dont go bally.
    Good luck!

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    BellyBelly Member

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    could soak the one you want to turn back white in a bucket of water and little bleach. dont leave it too long though,, can go yellow.

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    The speed cleaning lady has an awesome tip for stuffed toys, involving a black plastic bag some vinegar and some unprocessed wheat bran stuff. Let me know if you want to try that method and I'll find the instructions.

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    yep we just throw them in on gentle here. We did make sure we had a back up toy of the favourite one before its first wash though, jic it didnt survive but it did lol

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    I've washed heaps of stuffed toys over the last 6 months. We've been given heaps of them of different sizes and I just threw them in the machine. I did wash them near the end of summer though so they got plenty of time in the heat and in the sun. I have washed some smaller ones during this winter but I dont' think I'd like to wash one that's toooo big and fluffy unless it was a really sunny/dry day.

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    If you've got a towel rack, the heated one, they are great for drying toys on. Don't use the dryer.

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    BellyBelly Member

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    We have to wash our stuffed cat very regularly - it gets well-sucked and smells terrible. Its a brown and white cat but when it is dirty its just a brown cat.

    We just toss it in on a gentle cycle, use wool wash, and attempt to leave it in the sun for at least a full day to dry but it always seems to be required back inside before then

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    great tip Jakabella! thanx!

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    According to my Dad, mine just had a bath with me every now and then.

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    I have two stuffed toys that need cleaning - one is a medium sized dog with shaggy fur that has been weed on, the other a small "Anne Geddes" bunny doll that is no longer white. Can I just chuck them in the machine on a gentle cycle? Both seem to be "good qaulity" toys.
    that's what i do too but if i can fit a toy in a linen zipped bag yep then throw it on a gentle cycle (cold or warm water) with laundry detergent and heap of disinfectant ... then dry on a clothes horse/rack in front of the heater (not close) turning the toy upside and around to even the drying every once in awhile for at least 3 to 5 days (yes i have fear of mould growing inside that i can't see, lol )

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    BellyBelly Member

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    Can you turn your wash onto gentle cycle?