How To Clean Stuffed Animals
How To Clean Stuffed Plush AnimalsBy: Tippy & Alfred Do you have a stuffed animal and are wondering how to keep it clean? Stuffed animals are a lot of fun to have around andgreat for kids, but s...
How To Clean Stuffed Plush AnimalsBy: Tippy & Alfred
Do you have a stuffed animal and are wondering how to keep it clean?
Stuffed animals are a lot of fun to have around andgreat for kids, but sometimes even they need a bath.
With the proper care, your stuffed animal can provideyou and your children with many years of joy and happiness.
Here's some tips and pointers on how you can clean yourstuffed animals and keep them in great shape.
Most stuffed animals have an outer covering of fake fur,usually synthetic materials (polyester, acrylic or modacrylic) or natural materials (wool, wool/cotton, mohair, or alpaca).And, most stuffed animals come from the manufacturer withinstructions on how to clean them, follow those first.
Put the stuffed animal in a pillowcase and close with a safety pin or two. Then wash as you would any delicateitem. Fabric softener can be added to bring out a fluffy and softer stuffed animal.
Bleeding can occur from other clothes in the washingmachine, so be careful what you wash the animal with.Bleeding can also happen from the fur onto the animalsclothes. If this is a possibility, then remove clothingfrom the animal before washing.
Dying a Stuffed Animal
If you have put your stuffed animal in a washing machine,or it has gotten very wet....it is Not recommended touse a clothes dryer.
Hair dryers can be used for quick surface drying being careful not to get too close to the surface.
However the best thing is to let the stuffed animal air dry. While this may take several days to dry the stuffing, it is the safest method.
If liquid is spilled on the stuffed animal, then shakeas much liquid off as possible, just like a real dogthat gets wet shakes off the water. Then use a dry sponge or paper towels to dab off the remaining liquid.
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