If I am buying a dress-up outfit in a toddler size, shouldn't it be obvious to the supplier that I do not have the time or the energy to sponge clean cake/crisps/juice off the damn thing after it's been worn to the party?
I just want to throw it in the washing machine!
But no, every single one is "Sponge clean only" or in one case we own "do not wash"!!!!
I am so tempted to throw the lot in the washing machine anyway and see what happens. Yes, if they're ruined it'll be a waste of a tenner (or whatever they cost - bar one Mothercare one, they weren't expensive) but on the other hand, are they ever going to get worn again anyway?
A handwash cycle wouldn't do that much harm right?
I bought a white Princess dress for DD1 years ago and first time she wore it, it got dirty. I threw it in the washing machine even though it was sponge clean only, and it washed well! It has been washed a few times since and now DD2 is wearing it. Only problem was one sean became undone - nothing a needle and thread couldn't sort out!