All parents know that soft toys for their child are almost their friends. Children are happy to play with them at home, they take them with them on a trip or for a walk, and fit to bed only if their favorite soft bear or bunny lies nearby in their crib. In addition, even childhood diseases are easier to carry if his favorite soft toy is near this period during this period. But in soft toys, dust and dirt very quickly accumulate, so they need to be washed as often as possible. But not all parents know about how to wash soft toys correctly. Therefore, there is a need to understand in detail this issue.
First of all, we hasten to tell you that you can clean soft toys in four ways – this is manual washing, machine washing, cleaning with a vacuum cleaner and aquatic.
First we talk about manual washing soft toys. Usually it is required if there are glued details on the toy, for example, eyes, nose or mouth. With your hands it is also recommended to wash your baby’s musical plush friends – if you wash them in the car, then that this is a musical toy, your child will have to forget. It is also advisable to wash toys stuffed with sawdust or consisting of heterogeneous materials with your hands.
For washing, pour warm water into the pelvis and add the most ordinary hair shampoo or a delicate washing shampoo to it. Take a soft brush, sponge or just a rag, moisten it in soapy water and clean the toy very carefully, avoiding its complete wet. Then dry the toy in a warm place, for example, this can be done on the battery.
If you decide to wash a soft toy in a washing machine, first check that for it this method of washing is generally allowed – this information must be indicated on the label of a soft toy. If you are convinced that the machine washing your baby does not hurt, it is better to wash it in a delicate wash mode. It is advisable to choose the temperature of the water when washing in the machine no higher than 30 degrees, but if you set your goal to destroy dust mites that have accumulated in the toy, this will only be feasible at a water temperature of 60 degrees and above. To wash soft toys in a typewriter, use a children’s washing powder and be sure to turn on the function of additionally rinsing to completely rinse it.
Unfortunately for children, some toys after machine wash can deform or lose their color – explain this to the baby before washing so that this is not a psychological blow for him.
It is preferable to dry volumetric soft toys in a suspended form in a warm room. If the toy is knitted, then it is not recommended to suspend it to avoid its deformation – dry it in a horizontal position on a decomposed towel. After drying the toy, if necessary, can be combed with a comb with large teeth.
Modern soft toys are sometimes very large, which does not allow them to wash their hands or in a washing machine. But in this case there is a way out – you can clean the toy of dust with a vacuum cleaner. To do this, you just need to use a nozzle for cleaning upholstered furniture. In order for the toy in the process of cleaning it to the vacuum cleaner does not lose its original forms, put the power of the vacuum cleaner to the minimum allowable level.
It is impossible to carry out the aquaculation procedure at home – for this it is necessary to contact the dry cleaning. In the process of aquatic, dirt and dust are removed using natural means, therefore, if your child is allergic or has not yet reached the age of three years, then it is advisable to clean his soft toys in this safe way.