Post # 1
Since I know there are many bees out there who love their furbabies as much as I love mine, can someone tell me how to clean their toys?
My dogs are at the point that they don’t destroy their toys but instead pick one toy to carry around with them everywhere for weeks. Well they get filthy. Does anyone know how to wash plush dog toys with a squeaker? Also how do you dry them?
I tried the dishwasher but could never really get them dry, they were soaked and stayed that way. And my parents tried the washer and dryer but the squeaker came out and got stuck in one of the hoses in the dryer and they had to call a repair service.
I figured other crazy dog lovers do this too 🙂
Post # 3
The old fashioned way: wash by hand and dry in the sun. Use Dawn dish detergent, because it’s safe for animals if there’s any residue, plus it really is the best for handling greasy dirt (there’s a reason that’s what’s used when animals are cleaned up after oil spills). Soak the toys in a bucket of soapy water, agitate them in the water a bit to get the soapy water in there really good, rinse really well with the hose and wring them out (if they’re fabric) and shake them really well (if they’re plastic). Then put them in the sun for a day to dry them.
Do NOT put them in your dryer, ever – you can ruin your dryer drying plush toys.
They won’t be spotless or anything, but they won’t be gross anymore.
Post # 4
@ProfessorGirl- Thanks! Glad to know about the detergent too. Apparently baby brain stopped me from thinking about the obvious hand washing haha.
Post # 5
by hand. with soap or detergent thats free of dies. Something you’d use to wash baby clothes. The washer works sometimes but after 2 trips through the washer her favorite toy has lost its ability to squeak. She’s very sad.
Post # 6
… um I don’t. By the time they’re dirty, they’re also ripped to shreds so I just pitch them.
Post # 7
I always wash by hand and let them air dry.
Post # 8
I usually put them in the washer on the delicate cycle and then air dry.
Post # 9
I have a fancy steam dryer with a sanitize cycle, I use that. But obviously it’s not an option for everyone!
Post # 10
Thanks bees! I’ll be going home after work and washing some toys 🙂