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Author Topic: Cleaning Advice: Can I machine wash a plushie (with plastic bead filling)?  (Read 412 times)

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Offline Tulips

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Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to advise me on whether a washing machine would clean my Tennie Tums Iron Man, or destroy it?

The tush tag says "Spot clean with wet cloth only" and it's made of Polyester fabric/stuffing and Polypropylene beads in the bottom. He also has glass/plastic eyes.

He had a cup of coffee spilt on him, which I believe soaked into him quite significantly because he stinks and has a slightly darker stain over half his head. I tried spot cleaning but the water soaks into him so fast I worry about him drying out or going mouldy. He wasn't cleaned immediately after the incident because the coffee spiller didn't realise he (and a couple other toys) had been hit and I wasn't told they were in the splash zone (I noticed the staining days later)...

So do you think I could toss him in a pillow case and into the machine then hang him out on a sunny day without causing more damage? Thanks.  ^.^

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« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 08:30:32 AM by Tulips »

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Never mind, I went ahead and popped him in a delicates bag and gave him a spin. No more stains, doesn't stink of coffee, and so far it seems he's drying decently.

So I guess the answer is yes? Lol

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lol was gonna pop in and say just stick him in a delicates bag or in a pillow case and wash like normal and hang dry.  we end up doing that when we get stuffed animals in the laundry at work.
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That's how we wash our plushies (one has a beanie tummy) - in a pillow case, delicate load, and then on lowest heat setting in the dryer while the rest of the clothes dry in the other dryers (we go to a laundromat).
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