Bytprosvet: How to clean toys?

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Bytprosvet: How to clean toys?
Bytprosvet: How to clean toys?

Kids carry them around with them, sit them at the table, hug them in their sleep… We know 6 ways to keep them clean.

Bytprosvet: How to clean toys?

How to clean baby plush toys?

Children love soft toys. They drag them with them everywhere (to the kindergarten, to the car, to the dacha, to visit, to the yard, to the table), and then they sleep with them in an embrace. Today's "lifelight" is about soft toys and how to clean them


The first and most common way to clean soft toys is with a vacuum cleaner. Toys can be vacuumed with a conventional vacuum cleaner or washing, after which the toy must be dried. This is a very simple method, but it will not suit dust-phobic moms - as even a good vacuum cleaner will not clean a toy thicker than 15 cm through.

Method 2. HAND WASH

Manually wash toys with glued parts (eyes, nose) and toys made of heterogeneous material stuffed with sawdust, for example. We need a sponge, a brush or a good textured cloth (you can use a “wonder cloth”), a delicate laundry detergent or regular shampoo.

Shampoo or product is dissolved in warm water in a basin. We moisten the sponge and carefully clean the soft toy, trying not to get too wet. We dry the toy on the battery.


All toys are labeled as machine washable. If “yes”, then start the delicate wash cycle. You can wash toys best with a special baby powder. The recommended temperature is 30 °C. When rinsing, you can add a little fabric softener.

Some toys undergo some changes in shape, color, details or even character after washing in the machine.

Here, for example, take at least this six-year-old bear without a name. Senya (the son of our London blogger Polina) not only sleeps with him, but also plays, kicks, throws him into the air, injures him and claims that he has armor. The bear was washed in the washing machine and now has a thread sticking out of his nose. Senya believes that Mishka has grown a mustache, and forbids sewing it on. Since toys are usually voluminous (fat cubs, for example, pandas), it is better to dry them in a warm room in a suspended state.


We need a large plastic bag, baking soda (about half a cup for 2-3 medium-sized soft animals), soft brush.

Put the toys in a bag (better to clean 2-3 at a time), pour out the soda. Close the bag and shake vigorously for a minute. After that, we take out the toys and clean them with a soft brush to remove the soda along with the dirt. This method is suitable for small toys.


If your favorite toy is heavily soiled, light dry cleaning is allowed.

Be careful here: when dry cleaning, special chemical solvents are used to remove dirt. All Moscow dry cleaners use perchlorethylene (ethylene chloride), less often - hydrocarbons, gasoline, monofluorotrichloromethane or trifluorotrichloromethane. The effect of the vapors of these solvents on the children's body has been little studied.

Method 6. COLD

If the toy is old and hasn't been cleaned for a very long time (or even - inherited from a grandmother, bought at a flea market, vintage, etc), then the fact that it contains ticks is almost undeniable. Cold kills ticks. Leave the toy in a plastic bag overnight in the freezer. If the toy does not fit in the freezer, we will hang the bag with the toy outside the window when it is very cold outside.

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