Cleaning soft toys?

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  1. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
    Has anyone got any advice as to how to clean soft toys such as rattles etc please? I don't think they'll stand a wash, and some of them are cloth with plastic, for example his flavour of the moment rattle is cloth with a round ball in the centre of it with small beads in to create a rattle noise. From mothercare but not washable.
    Help! xx
     
  2. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    Warm soapy water in the sink?
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  3. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    That's great thanks, he drops them a lot and as we have cats I am very aware of keeping them clean as everything goes in his mouth :) They take a while to dry too! Hmph. Thanks though x
     
  4. xxClaire_24xx

    xxClaire_24xx mum of 2 gorgeous girls

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    ours says that too once a fornight they go in an old pillowcase and in the wash lol and they are all fine x
     
  5. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    Very helpful, thank you x
     
  6. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

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    I've been known to put things in a pillowcase and put them through the machine on a gentle wash and just hope for the best!! Our machine has a "hand wash" setting so I use that. Everything has survived so far! Sophie has loads of soft toys that say "surface clean only" but she's bad for dropping (or throwing!) things out when the car door is opened and we've had a few muddy things that have gone through the machine and been absolutely fine xx
     
  7. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    I put the heating on for half hour and put them on the radiator to dry.. Or in the airing cupboard over night.
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  8. xxClaire_24xx

    xxClaire_24xx mum of 2 gorgeous girls

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    yeah the pillowcase is great for alot of things I do all Ellies knitwear in them too
     
  9. Ang1873

    Ang1873 Mum to amazing wee girl.

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    i washed loads of her plastic rattley things after she had a cold and i just couldn't get the water out of some of them - one still has condensation inside.

    i use milton sterile wipes.
     
  10. MrsVenn

    MrsVenn Well-Known Member

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    I've washed and still wash all of Molly's on a 30degree wash, no spin, in a pillowcase, they even still play their 'lovely' little tunes.
     
  11. mumoffive

    mumoffive Well-Known Member

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    I machine wash soft toys. Did a teletubby recently and came out great despite it saying surface wash! if they are delicate, pop them in a pillowcase as suggested and on delicates or handwash then leave to air dry.
     
  12. cabaretmum2b

    cabaretmum2b Scarlett's Mummy!

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    Darn, bet that was a surprise.

    Pillowcase method here, too :)
     
  13. mystika802

    mystika802 Well-Known Member

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    I throw everything in the washing machine lol Ive been putting toys in the washing machine for almost 8 years with no issues
     

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