Post # 1
I’m going to pick up a baby mobile from craigslist (isn’t it cute?) but I can’t help but wonder how I will clean/disinfect the plush fish. This is the 1st second hand baby item I plan to purchase and am not sure where to start… any advice??
Post # 3
I would find 3 new stuffed fish and replace the current ones.
Failing that, I would use a steamer.
Post # 4
humm- I’d rather not replace them, because that’s what makes it so cute… I don’t have a steamer… what do you moms use to disinfect soft toys??
Post # 5
Are they not removable from the mobile itself? I’m sure they are on hooks or something and if you take them off just toss them in the laundry in a lingerie bag.
ETA- if not on hooks it’s probably just a knot in the string through a hole. Untie the knot and re-tie once clean. Otherwise you could probably “sponge bath” it with lysol wipes (or organic alternative).
Post # 6
I think steam is the only thing you could use that wouldn’t eat away at the fabric or be toxic.
Honestly, plush toys aren’t meant to be disinfected. Some can be put in the washing machine (doesn’t disinfect, only cleans) but most can’t. Is your baby really going to be touching the mobile? Don’t they just look at them?
Post # 7
just take them off and wash them…. they look removable from the picture 🙂
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Post # 9
Steam setting in your dryer? I know it’s not the same but I had really bad allergies when I was little… We would put all my stuffed animals in the freezer to freeze the dust mites then into the dryer. Some went into the washer as well. Good luck!
Post # 10
thanks so much for all the suggestions the mobile didn’t end up working when I went to pick it up- bummer. I wasn’t mean to be- but thanks to you ladies I have lots of tricks to try should I find another one!