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Cleaning Stuffed Toys

December 7, 2009

How do you clean a stuffed bear and a doll and its hair?

By elle44 from Humansville, MO

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December 8, 20090 found this helpful

If your bear or stuffed toys are soft and huggable you should be able to toss in the washer and dryer. I once owned a thrift store and all the soft stuffed toys were machine washed and dried and then given to the children of customers. They came out like new.

With dolls, I simply washed them by hand with soap and water and shampooed their hair. I used regular conditioner on it and curled it on small rollers. Let it dry (which can take a day or two) and carefully comb out.
Unfortunately, hard stuffed toys cannot be washed and can only be spot cleaned. Older dolls that have value should be professionally cleaned.

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December 11, 20090 found this helpful

My youngest was in to Cabbage Patch KIds, The instructions I was given was to wrap them in a bath towel and tie in a pillow case. Wash in warm water and mild detergent on gentle cycle. Air dry. Never had a problem doing it this way.

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February 8, 2015

How do you remove hardened toffee in the short hair of a stuffed bear? Is there a safe way to heat it and remove with a fine tooth comb?

By Roberta L.

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December 4, 20170 found this helpful

Try heating it with a blow dryer to soften it. If that won't work, try freezing it to see if it will break off. Is the bear washable??

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January 20, 2013

How do you clean stuffed toys?

By Jean

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January 20, 20130 found this helpful

I have faced similar problems cleaning my kids stuffed toys, I used to think how do I it, because my kid always likes to play with them and even in the night. I have tried a few steps by referring on www.howtocleanstuff.net/.../

Hope it works for you too :)

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January 9, 2008

How do you clean a stuffed animal that has a wind-up music box inside?

Josephine from MI

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January 9, 20080 found this helpful

Sprinkle them with baking soda, let sit overnight. Next day brush them out thoroughly.

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