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Washing an old toy, help?

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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Today, I went to a thrift shop and found a very clean Velveteen Rabbit! That was my favorite toy as a kid and when I saw it my heart leaped. Of course I bought it. Well, my paranoid boyfriend thinks I brought home the bubonic plague and refuses to let the new toy in the house. (How on earth did we survive childhood?) Anyways, he won't let it in the nursery until I sanitize it. I don't want to ruin it. They quit making these in the 80s. What is the best way to wash and sanitize an old stuffed animal?
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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Lovemyshadows
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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Put it in a pillow case and wash on hand wash.  Dry it in the dryer.  That's what I've always done.

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Gentle wash, low heat dryer ....... Also could just spray it with lysol or something as a "dry wash" 


frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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My dd has the newer velveteen rabbit toy and we do the pillowcase wash if needed for all her stuffed toys.

jconney80
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I would just wash it by hand

Goondoggle
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Has anyone ever sent a favorite toy to the dry cleaners? I'm not sure I trust our washer & dryer to do the job. My other option would be to use the laundromat since their washers are newer than mine.
Pnukey
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I would probably just Febreeze the bajeesus out of it.

MonkeysGrammy
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:39 PM

 me to and i've never had any problems! also most goodwill/thrift stores delice and wash everything they take in. not sure where you live but in ny & fl it is required.

Quoting Lovemyshadows:

Put it in a pillow case and wash on hand wash.  Dry it in the dryer.  That's what I've always done.

 

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CampClan
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I was thinking Febreeze & then those Dryell things for dry clean only clothing?

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Febreeze wouldnt kill any germs Lysol would.

Quoting Pnukey:

I would probably just Febreeze the bajeesus out of it.


calsmom62
by Silver Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM
this. i do it all of the time.


Quoting Lovemyshadows:

Put it in a pillow case and wash on hand wash.  Dry it in the dryer.  That's what I've always done.


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