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georgiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 11:40:31

Any ideas on how to clean a repulsively dirty bean-filled toy? It says 'sponge clean only' on the tag but I doubt that will work.

I will be in BIG trouble if it gets damaged!

DeJaVous Tue 23-Sep-08 11:42:50

What sort of fabric is it? TBH I'd be very tempted to handwash it.

Mind you, you'll probably be in big trouble for changing its smell!

Goober Tue 23-Sep-08 11:44:30

Put it on a gentle wash in the machine.

notwavingjustironing Tue 23-Sep-08 11:45:37

stick it in a pillow case in the washing machine though, in case it falls to pieces (at least you will have all the bits).

RedHead81 Tue 23-Sep-08 11:49:10

i stick all toys in the machine! even bean filled ones - do you have a handwash cycle on your machine? also, a fast spin - in with plenty of towels will remove most water from him!

i agree with being in big trouble for changing the smell though! my ds has a "Fluffy" (a crocheted square about 5x5 inches) and he hates it when it gets washed.

if its that precious, i would sponge the worst off and stick him in the freezer for a few hours in a plastic bag to get rid of any bugs.

georgiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 11:49:26

It's plush (I think that's the right term). Short hair (about 3mm) but not fluffy. I should have bought 2!

Will try popping it in the machine on gentlest cycle I can and see if it explodes. You will hear the wails if it does...

RedHead81 Tue 23-Sep-08 11:51:04

good luck
let us know how it goes

missmama Tue 23-Sep-08 11:59:05

How about putting it in a sock if you can squeeze it in?
Keep it all nice and tight but still gets a good rinse.

georgiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 12:38:01

Waiting... waiting... fingers crossed that puppy pulls through... on spin cycle...

RedHead81 Tue 23-Sep-08 12:57:18

he should be ok,... i've heard puppy's can hold their breath for long periods of time!

georgiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 13:03:41

Hooray! Puppy is clean and sweet-smelling. But will DS recognise him? I will tell him he's been to a health spa.

DeJaVous Tue 23-Sep-08 13:08:10

Brilliant! DS probably wont be too impressed, but he'll get used to it. You could try telling him the toy begged you to bath himgrin

RedHead81 Tue 23-Sep-08 13:11:14

or, tell him you found him getting out of the bath and he used ds's shampoo without asking, the cheeky little thing!

georgiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 17:05:32

Happy DS. It slipped out that he'd been for a ride in the washing machine.

Unfortunately it was as we were coming home and the look I got from some passers-by when I announced 'guess who's back - Puppy! And he's been in the washing machine so he's all nice and clean!' blush

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