Your bebemoss stuffed toys aren’t like us: They cannot bathe away drool and dead skin and snot or dirt from outings. But your child’s beloved bebemoss friend needs an occasional soak and scrub, too!
Washing your stuffed animals is easy and hand-laundering will be the right option for them.
You will need three things:
Start by filling the sink, or whatever space you’re using, with enough cold or warm water to fully submerge the stuffed animal, then add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of detergent per gallon of water.
Submerge the toy and use a pumping motion — as if you were performing C.P.R. on Teddy — so that it’s saturated with water and detergent. Allow the toy to soak in that solution for 15 minutes, or up to an hour, before rinsing.
When it’s time to rinse, you can either hold the toy under cool running water or drain and refill the sink with clean water, repeating the pumping motion to get rid of soap residue.
To dry a plush toy after hand-washing it, drain the sink and press down gently on the stuffed animal several times to push out as much water as you can, then roll it up in a clean dry towel, which will pull out more water.
Allow the toy to air dry, laying it flat on a clean surface.
Ohh and if this seems like too much work do not worry, you can pop your stuffie into a laundry bag and put it into your machine with a delicate cold program that will do the trick too and still keep your animal looking great for years.
What not to do? Do not machine dry your toy!
Pro tip: if you have a kiddo who is sensible to dust or allergies, pop your toy into a freezer bag and freeze overnight, that will get read of all the nasty dust mites.