stuffed animals

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  1. AMK

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    I have some stuffed animals and puppets I would like to clean but afraid to wash them. What is the best way to clean them?
     
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    I know my stuffed animals (IE care bears) always said to wash in a pillow case on gentle ( I didn't always do that) then dry in the pillow case. I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for....
     
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    Fluff first in dryer, then wash in washing machine. My theory is, if they can't stand the washer, they've gotta go.
     
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    Daisy, My mom used to wash our care bears all the time...still have a few of them and look the same!!!
     
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    Awwww, Care Bears. I remember giving them to my kids for Christmas and Easter.
     
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    I say pillow case as well. That's the way my mom, and now I, wash them.
     
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    Me, too!!!
     
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    I just wanted to add that MOST are color-fast and so when I wash my sons MANY MANY stuffed animals about 1 time a month because of his asthma, I put them in pillow cases and I add about 1-2 tablespoons of bleach to the laundry cycle. I have never experienced color problems and they come out much cleaner and more sanitary.

    If you are afraid of bleach, try a little oxy-clean.

    I also generally forgo the dryer sheet with stuffed animals because dryer sheets cause a slight film to be on the surface of clothing that can attract dirt to things that don't get a fequent washing. If you must do a dryer sheet, try using only 1/2 the sheet.

    I have yet to find a stuffed animal that didn't wash up beutifully with the right care!

    ~J
     
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    PS-

    My care bear was friendship bear.

    A very underrated bear.

    ~J
     
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    Oh, how sweet that you remember. My daughter's was pink with a rainbow (wish bear or something?) and my son's was green with a shamrock.

    I have even washed stuffed animals with music boxes. I used to be neurotic when my kids were young.
     

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