Whatever your baby names his stuffed toys it's important to make sure you wash them on a regular schedule. Dust...
Whatever your baby names his stuffed toys it's important to make sure you wash them on a regular schedule. teddy-bear.jpgDust mites, drool germs, spit-up, allergens, and more can hide away in stuffed toys and if your child's sensitive it can result in allergies or allergy like symptoms. The best schedule for washing stuffed toys is once a month or more if needed -- such as if your little has been sick. How to wash: Check the toy's tag if you still have it but in the washing machine is fine for most stuffed toys. Put the stuffed toy in a special laundry bag such as the bags used for delicate clothing like bras or simply put the toy in a pillowcase and tie it shut (use a shoelace or heavy sewing thread). Use a mild detergent and wash on gentle. For drying you can toss the pillowcase in the dryer or air dry. Some of my son's stuffed toys became misshapen when I dried them in the dryer so I started air-drying. The problem with air drying is it can take forever in cooler weather and we all know how a baby can get without his favorite toy. You can also wipe down stuffed toys with mild soap and water but it's not quite as good. If your child has an excess of stuffed toys he does not use it's best to simply give them away rather than have them sitting around collecting dust.

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