· By The Wakaii Team
The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Jellycat in 5 Steps
Cleaning Jellycat plushies isn't always as straightforward as tossing them in the washing machine.
So, let's dive in and learn the best ways to keep your Jellycat looking its best!
1. Check the Care Label
Before we start, let's talk about the care label. Every Jellycat toy comes with one, usually located on the bottom. This little tag is your first stop in figuring out the best way to clean your Jellycat.
2. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies
Next up, let's gather our cleaning supplies. Here's what you'll need:
|Cleaning Method||Required Supplies|
|Surface Washing||Mild soap - Cool water - Soft cloth - Soft-bristled brush - Clean towel - hairdryer (optional)|
Mild detergent - Cool water - Wash bag or pillowcase - Clean towel - hairdryer (optional)
Note: Avoid harsh detergents or hot water because they can damage the fabric and affect the toy's color.
3. Check for Stains
Before you start the cleaning process, make sure your Jellycat is ready. Remove any accessories that might get damaged in the wash.
If your Jellycat has any stubborn stains, you might want to treat them before washing. A little bit of mild soap and a soft brush can work wonders on most stains.
Remember: Always use a gentle touch when treating stains. You don't want to damage the plush fabric!
4. Choose Your Washing Method
When it comes to washing your Jellycat plushie, you have two main options: surface washing and machine washing.
The best method for you will depend on the specific care instructions for your plushie and the extent of the cleaning it needs.
1) Surface Washing Your Jellycat
When it comes to cleaning your Jellycat plushie, the company's own recommendation is a surface wash with soap and cool water. Here's a simple, step-by-step guide to doing just that:
Prepare a solution of mild soap and cool water. You don't need a lot of soap—just enough to create a few suds.
Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the surface of your Jellycat. Focus on any areas that are particularly dirty or stained.
Once you've cleaned the entire surface of your Jellycat, rinse your cloth with clean water. Squeeze out any excess, then go over your Jellycat again to remove any soap residue.
Pat your Jellycat dry with a clean towel.
Note: If your Jellycat is particularly stained, you might be wondering if it can be washed in a machine. The answer is yes, but with caution!
2) Machine Washing Your Jellycat
If your Jellycat has seen better days and needs a deeper clean, machine washing might be the way to go. But remember, not all Jellycats are suitable for machine washing, so always check the care label first.
- If your Jellycat is machine washable, place it in a wash bag or pillowcase for extra protection.
- Use a gentle cycle with cool water and a mild detergent—preferably a gentle laundry detergent, as it is designed to be less harsh on fabrics.
- Once the cycle is finished, remove your Jellycat from the machine and gently squeeze out any excess water.
- Just like with hand washing, lay your Jellycat flat on a clean towel to absorb more water.
Remember: Machine washing should be a last resort for cleaning your Jellycat. It's a bit more rigorous than hand washing, so it's best to avoid it unless absolutely necessary.
5. Choose Your Drying Method
After washing your Jellycat plush toy, it's time to dry it.
Air drying is generally recommended, but hair drying also works if you're in a little bit of a hurry!
1) Air Drying Your Jellycat
Air drying is the safest and most recommended method.
Simply leave your Jellycat in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
It might take a day or two to dry completely, but patience is key here.
2) Using a Hair Dryer
If you're in a hurry, you can use a hairdryer on a cool setting to dry your Jellycat.
This method can also help fluff up the fur and make it look as good as new.
Just remember to keep the hairdryer at a safe distance to avoid overheating the fabric.
Note: Avoid using a tumble dryer, as the heat can damage the fabric and alter the shape of your Jellycat.
Once your Jellycat is clean and dry, give it a good fluff to restore its original shape.
If the fur looks a bit stiff, gently brush it with a soft-bristled brush.
Now your Jellycat is ready for more cuddles and adventures!
And there you have it, folks! A comprehensive guide on how to clean your Jellycat plushies.
Cleaning your Jellycat plushie might seem like a daunting task, but with the right techniques, you can keep your cuddly friend looking its best. Remember, a clean Jellycat is a happy Jellycat!
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Remember, each Jellycat is unique and deserves the best care. Happy cleaning!
You'll need mild soap, cool water, a soft cloth for surface washing, a soft-bristled brush for treating stubborn stains, and a clean towel or hairdryer for drying.
Prepare a solution of mild soap and cool water. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the surface of your Jellycat. Rinse your cloth with clean water, squeeze out any excess, then go over your Jellycat again to remove any soap residue. Pat your Jellycat dry with a clean towel.
Yes, but with caution. Not all Jellycats are suitable for machine washing, so always check the care label first. If your Jellycat is machine washable, place it in a wash bag or pillowcase for extra protection. Use a gentle cycle and cool water to avoid damaging the fabric.
Air drying is the safest and most recommended method. Simply leave your Jellycat in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. If you're in a hurry, you can use a hairdryer on a cool setting to dry your Jellycat.
Once your Jellycat is clean and dry, give it a good fluff to restore its original shape. If the fur looks a bit stiff, gently brush it with a soft-bristled brush.