Children love to play with their favourite toys, and do this in many different ways! They bite, chew, and suck on them, so you will not always have that perfectly clean teddy bear all the time! This is no problem of course, but you should know how to clean a teddy bear, so your child can enjoy a care-free playtime. So, how do you clean a teddy bear? It is easy, just make sure that they are washed with care, by following our tips!
How to clean teddy bear Fur
Sometimes, the teddy bear has just a few spots on it – this could be some ice cream or chocolate, which has gotten onto its paws. The best way to deal with this is as follows:
- First, read the label to figure out the cleaning advice.
- When there are just a few spots, it is often okay to lightly dampen the stained area – be careful not want to soak it too much though!
- Take a microfiber cloth, and apply a small amount of Surf Excel. Again, remember to read the label, and test it on a small area of the teddy before cleaning the whole bear!
- Gently dab the stain away
- Clean the stained area with a clean, damp cloth. Putting the teddy bear under running water is also an option, but make sure that it does not become too soaked with water.
- Let the clean teddy bear dry by keeping in on a towel or hanging it somewhere in the house.
Usually, the quicker the better when it comes to cleaning your child’s favourite toy, so make sure to check the label to see whether it can be machine washed or needs to be hand washed.
How do you clean a teddy bear in the Washing Machine
Just knowing how to clean a big teddy bear is most likely not enough, you will also need to first take the teddy bear away from your child. We have some tips:
- Make sure to do it while they are sleeping so they do not notice it being washed.
- Or try to explain to your child that their teddy needs to ‘go on holiday’ or ‘have a hair wash’!
Again, be sure to check the label! Some teddy bears are not meant to be machine washed, such as the ones made from natural fibres like wool, or those stuffed with foam. Furthermore, it is best if you keep old, fragile, or teddy bears with a lot of buttons and embelishments out of the washing machine.