Tips & How-To

How to wash stuffed animals – Tips

Most stuffed animals can be washed in the washing machine, but weโ€™ll also share how to hand-wash them.

Washing stuffed animals in the washer:

  1. Place the stuffed animal in a mesh laundry bag or zippered pillowcase for added protection against wear and tear.
  2. Choose gentle wash settings
  3. Add detergent
  4. Air dry

Washing stuffed animals by hand:

  1. Soak in cold water
  2. Add detergent
  3. Gently squeeze the stuffed animal to saturate it with detergent. Donโ€™t scrub too hard!
  4. Rinse
  5. Air dry

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, using the lowest heat setting on a hair dryer to fluff up the animal if needed.

A little dirt or stain can mean a lot of love in a child’s favorite stuffed animal. Take this into mind when thinking about washing a stuffed animal. Only wash them thoroughly when necessary. This is especially important if the plushie is well-worn or very old. Some plush toys may not survive a heavy wash. Washing stuffed animals is easy if you follow these helpful tips, but you always run the risk of damage. If there’s no danger, a tiny bit of wear and tear can add to their charm.

Get 5% OFF your next order with the promo code: WASH5NOW
(valid until December 31, 2021)

Please note that PlushySpace.com does not take responsibility for damage done by following any of these cleaning methods.

One thought on “How to wash stuffed animals – Tips

Comments are closed.