It's always a good idea to keep your stuffed animal and plush toy clean, but other then that, its not something that many people give a lot of thought to before it's too late.Now we all know how important it is to wash our stuffed animals and plush toys after taking them out of the box, right? But what if the outside is so dirty that it's never the same? That's what happened to us. We found ourselves with a plush that looked filthy, but was still super soft. Here's how to get your plush looking like new again.
Here are some tips
- You must read the care tag label
When stuffed toy manufacturers export toys, customs requires each toy to have a trademark and label. These trademarks need to indicate the material, certification, manufacturer's name, contact information and cleaning method of the product. First look at the outer fabric of the stuffed toy and the fabric composition of the inner stuffing. Maybe you will see cleaning tips in the label instructions.
- Get the right cleaning chemicals
First off, don't just blindly use whatever chemical you see at the store. You want to be as safe as possible when cleaning your stuffed toy. Second, remember that if you have an animal, such as a rabbit, cat, or turtle, the chemicals you use on their toys could come in contact with their food or water. Third, look for ways to remove the chemicals from your living space so the chemical doesn’t come in contact with your children or pets.
Although stuffed toys are not valuable toys, these are for children or pets, and you need to buy those skin-friendly fabric cleaners
- How to clean stuffed toys
There are many methods to clean stuffed toys, depending on the material of the toy.
common soft plush fabric (polyester)
it can be directly put into the washing machine for cleaning. You can use any wshing liquid, and the filler inside can also be soaked in water. For some large size plush pillows, because the size, many merchants are aware of this problem, so they design inner bags that can take out the filler when making products. Such as plush toy animal pillow
natural pure cotton material
stuffed toys made of these materials can also be put into the washing machine, but it is best to wash them in cold water, because the temperature will make the pure cotton material shrink and fade. Please refer to the baby's clothing clarity rules.
long push stuffed toy (furry stuffed animal):
first observe whether its Plush will fall. If too much Plush falls into the washing machine, it will damage the machine. It is recommended to use detergent to scrub these easy to lose hair and color filled toys by hand.
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