Who says plush for life says machine wash mandatory! Plushies from the Pelucherie can be kept forever... but how do you keep them as soft as on the first day? In five questions and answers, you will know all about the maintenance of your super soft toys.
1. Why should I wash my child's soft toy?
At the crèche, in the street, on a walk, on a trip, has your baby chosen his favorite cuddly toy and never leaves it? His plush has taken on an indefinable color and smell? No doubt, it's time to send him for a ride in the washing machine… Especially since it has been scientifically proven that washing his plush toy protects your baby!
If your child sucks on his cuddly toy every day, it is essential to consider regularly washing his favorite cuddly toy: a scientific study has shown that the cuddly toy that baby chews very easily absorbs microbes, because the mouth is a very favorable moist environment for the development of bacteria… From then on, we understand better why certain hospitals refuse the entry of the cuddly toy into the operating room: baby's darling soft toy is also a veritable nest of germs!
We can never say it enough: it is CAPITAL to wash baby's stuffed animals regularly... And you're in luck: at La Pelucherie, all our products are machine washable!
2. Do I have to wash my La Pelucherie soft toy before giving it to my baby?
3. How do I get my baby to accept the comforter wash?
If you have been convinced of the importance of washing your cuddly toy, the hardest part remains: because babies can be VERY reluctant to put their teddy in the washing machine. A cuddly toy is also the smell of home that he takes with him everywhere! To take him away is a bit to deprive him of his familiar environment... But don't panic! Today we give you our best tips for gently washing your comforter.
The first option for washing in complete peace of mind is to buy several copies of the fetish cuddly toy: this method allows you to wash one of the baby's soft toys while the other continues to accompany him on his adventures.
For those who got this little tip a little too late, our second tip is for you! It is possible to wash the comforter when your child is at nursery or school. Neither seen nor known ! Washing the fetish cuddly toy can also be done on the sly at night, but be careful to take the drying time into account and not to be spotted by the baby, he could take it as a little betrayal...
With the mums of the friends of the crèche, we can also set a common day for washing the cuddly toys. And hop, the excuse for washing is all found: doudou has gone to get a makeover with his friends!
It is also possible to use the baby's bath time to wash the doudou, and to explain to our little one that while he is washing, the doudou also leaves to wash himself.
Finally, if the child is older, we can explain to him in simple words that washing the comforter helps kill germs and helps limit the entry of diseases into his body.
Take your stuffed animal and put it in a pillowcase or net to protect it. Then select a cycle suitable for delicate laundry, with a mild liquid detergent such as Le Chat Bébé. Program a gentle spin, maximum 500 revolutions per minute.
Our stuffed animals don't like to be hot! Prefer washing at low temperature, at 30°C. Excessive temperatures damage the plush and dull its color. Can you imagine a panda Sam all gray?
Once the stuffed animal is clean, it is now necessary to pass the stage of the dryer. Same adventure as for washing. Always delicate. Select a low temperature program.
Finally, brush the plush with a card brush to restore it to its original state. If you don't have one, you can also use a hairbrush if it's soft.
With this little bath, your teddy will be clean again, all beautiful, ready to receive cuddles, slobbery kisses and felt stains!