My daughter got an old poseable teddy bear from a friend of mine and it smells musty. Can I wash and dry this? And if I can, how? Thank you in advance for any/all help with this.
jmz2005 from Illinois
By jmz2005 (Guest Post)07/11/2008
Thanks for all the tips. I will be trying them today when I do laundry.
By Diane (Guest Post)07/10/2008
I collect boyds bears that come clothed and not washable. I put them in dryer with fabric softener sheet on cool cycle. Works great on them.
By Melanie Jackson07/10/2008
If none of these techniques work, you could always have it dry-cleaned. I had to do that with a coat I got from a thrift store, because NOTHING was getting out the musty smell.
Put in a plastic or paper bag with some baking soda, shake around and let sit for while, dump out the item, leave outside out of the sun and vac. any residue off.
I take all our stuffed animals and put them in a pillow case secure with a scrunchy and then toss in washing machine cleans really well and does not mat the fur even the ones with the fluffiest fur I dry them the same way too!
By Marjorie C. Woodworth07/09/2008
Add some baking soda or vinegar to the wash water, it will remove the musty odor.
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