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Probably a stupid question and in the wrong topic but can i put soft toys in the washer?

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Phoenix Mon 01-Sep-08 16:28:06

Most say surface wash only but they don't come clean and a spin in the washer would be better but i don't want to ruin them ds loves his soft toys.

Do i need to put them in pillowcases or anything and what sort of wash can they go on if they can go in?

Sorry for a really dim question

PinkChick Mon 01-Sep-08 16:29:19

dd's teddies go in a pillow case on wool washsmile

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 16:29:28

I always put them in on a gentle cycle. None have come to any harm yet. I put all the soft toys from our toddler group in last week and they're all fine too.

Phoenix Mon 01-Sep-08 16:33:50

Oh good. Iggle Piggle has seen better days but i'd be in trouble if he got ruined

pushchair Mon 01-Sep-08 16:36:01

yes you can and I do but not half as often as required

PinkChick Mon 01-Sep-08 16:39:19

just re hsape when you take him outsmile

Phoenix Mon 01-Sep-08 18:20:25

hmm Will his teletubbies with hard faces be ok?

Now i know this all of his teddies will be all clean and sparkling

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 19:33:11

I have put teletubbies in there before - there were fine grin

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 19:33:41

don't tumble dry them though or their faces will melt grin

lucysmam Mon 01-Sep-08 19:37:05

I put all the soft toys (apart from talking ones) in washer in pillow cases on 40C wash, including teletubbies & they're all still with us . . . unfortunately!grin

Phoenix Mon 01-Sep-08 19:40:28

Good cos they're already in the washer . I'm not quite stupid enough to put them in the dryer lol

Thanks for all your replies

CapricaSix Mon 01-Sep-08 19:41:22

I put dd's very much loved puppy (by me too) in a pillow case on cold wool wash with delicate laundry liquid, it's a Hamley's one with beads in his bum & legs, it says surface wash only. I am always so nervous throughout the cycle and am so relieved when he comes out fine! blush

TrinityRhino Mon 01-Sep-08 19:43:20

lol funny to see this when I have just taken out a penguin, dog and elephant from the washer lol

they are all fine but need their fur brushing grin

jeee Mon 01-Sep-08 19:45:53

I do, and trainers, and lunch boxes - sometimes on boil (if kids have been sick over them). Only time I had a problem was with a teletubbies eyes which sunk.

CapricaSix Mon 01-Sep-08 19:47:15

lunch boxes?! of what material?

jeee Mon 01-Sep-08 19:50:46

Not the hard ones, the insulated thingies. Otherwise I can't get the petit filous/bits of banana off them.

lucysmam Mon 01-Sep-08 20:12:09

teletubbies eyes sunk?? is it a blind teletubby now then grin

CapricaSix Mon 01-Sep-08 20:59:51

ooh that might solve one of my problems then! It's plasticy though, you know a pink thing with a picture of a cute puppy on the front, that sort of thing...would that really be ok in the machine??

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 21:04:28

I've done lunch boxes too grin

I did some slippers once that played The Wheels on the Bus when you pressed a little button. I think DS2 had pooed or been sick on them. They sill played the bloody tune when they came out!!

Phoenix Mon 01-Sep-08 21:14:45

They've come out fine and are hanging on the clothes airer to dry. Ds will wonder what the hell's going on when he see's them in the morning

EustaciaVye Tue 02-Sep-08 08:17:51

I do DDs light up trainers and the lights still work

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