How to Make Stuffed Animals Soft Again?

How to Make Stuffed Animals Soft Again? details

Your stuffed animal might not feel as soft as it did when you got it, but there are some things you can do to make it feel new again. Check out our tips on how to make your stuffed animal soft and fluffy again.

🧸 Fixing Lumpy Stuffed Animals — You can go to a crafts store for assistance or do a little fixing yourself. You can go to any fabric or crafts store to get polyester fiberfill stuffing. You can add or remove stuffing to your liking. Then, go through the proper washing and drying process to make your stuffed animal look and feel brand new.

🧸 Washing Your Stuffed Animal — To clean your stuffed animal, just put it in a pillowcase or mesh laundry bag and tie it shut. Then, wash it on a gentle or delicate cycle in cold water. This will help keep the colors from fading. If you'd like to handwash your stuffed animal, fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and detergent. Gently wash the stuffed animal in a pumping motion and then let it soak for about half an hour to an hour. Rinse until the stuffed animal is free of suds. Let it dry on a towel and use a hair dryer on a low setting to fluff up the fur.

🧸 Drying Your Stuffed Animal — Just like you did with the laundry, place the cute stuffed animals in a mesh bag or pillowcase. Then, use a short and gentle cycle with a low-temperature setting. The air-dry setting is best if your dryer has one. If you don't want to use the dryer, you can also let your stuffed animal air-dry inside. Just make sure not to leave it in the sun. You could also use a hair dryer to help speed up the process.

🧸 Disinfecting Stuffed Animals — You can disinfect your stuffed animals by spraying them with a disinfectant or adding a laundry sanitizer to the wash. Either method should help get rid of any icky germs that are on the stuffed animals.

🧸 Routinely Cleaning Stuffed Animals — According to Reader's Digest, it's good news that cleaning stuffed animals is much easier today than it used to be. Stuffed animals and teddy bears have come a long way since the days when they were made with unhygienic stuffing and materials like wood wool and mohair. These days, you can just pop your cow stuffed animal in the washing machine.

🧸 Make the Stuffed Animal Soft Again — One easy way to make your stuffed animal look new again is by using a towel and lightly rubbing the fur. The stuffed animal should be clean and slightly damp. Use a soft comb to comb the fur as it dries and then allows it to air dry. You can also try using a hair dryer on damp fur, but be careful not to overdo it. For stuffed animals with electronics in them, you don’t want to risk running them through a washing machine. Use a steam cleaner instead and then brush the fur afterward to get rid of any static.

🧸 Signs It’s Time for a New Stuffed Animal —If your stuffed animal is missing any buttons or other accessories, it might be time to put it away. Small children especially could choke on loose buttons. You might be able to repair rips and tears, but not everyone has the time or skill to sew up a teddy bear. If you're finding that you have to wash and dry your stuffed animal a lot, perhaps it's time to get a new one. A brand new stuffed animal care package could be just the thing you or your child needs. Get a new plush toy now>>