Surprise your kids with one of the stunning plush toys from our catalogue. Suitable for children of all ages, a plush toy from the Spotlight collection is bound to become a loved companion that will be treasured for many years to come. There is a suitable plush companion for every child in Spotlight’s range
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How Can I Keep Plush Toys Clean?
Once you have obtained a plush toy from the Spotlight collection, it will become a much-loved companion for your child. Of course, even loved companions need a bath every now and again. But what is the best way to keep plush toys maintained?
How Do I Wash Plush Toys In The Washing Machine?
Most plush toys can be washed in the washing machine, which makes your job a whole lot easier. Of course, there are some exceptions that may require a handwash. Plush toys that contain small foam balls, delicate clothing, or plastic eyes should not be washed in the washing machine.
To determine if a plush toy can be put in the washing machine, you can refer to the label on the toy. Every plush toy comes with its own care label, so if you are not 100% sure if a regular machine wash is okay, then always refer to the label first.
Once you have determined that a plush toy can be put in the washing machine, make sure to remove any parts that are loose on the toy. For example, a plush toy can contain some removable clothing, which could get loose in the washing machine.
Please note that some types of washing machine are more likely to cause damage to a plush toy. For example, washing machines with an agitator could actually move the batting and affect the overall shape of the toy. In these cases, it is better to handwash your plush toy.
To protect the toy against damage while it is being moved around in the washing machine, you can also use a dedicated mesh bag. If you do not have a mesh bag that fits the toy in question, you can easily find some in the Spotlight catalogue.
Finally, do not put your plush toy on a harsh cycle. Gentle cycles are always best, ideally on a lower temperature. Of course, the information on the label should always be followed first and foremost.
How Do I Handwash Plush Toys?
Toys that are too delicate for the washing machine should always be handwashed. A common mistake made by parents with this is that they solely spot clean plush toys, but often forget that the stains could actually be hidden underneath the upper fabric. So, it is always necessary to submerge the toy in the right handwash solution.
To create a solution suitable for handwashing plush toys, fill a container or a sink with some water. Then, add a small amount of mild detergent or soap. However, make sure you do not use any warm water, it is always best to use cold, which prevents stains from setting in the material.
Once you have the cleaning solution in the sink, submerge the plush toy completely. Then, use your hands to rub the fabric on the outside of the plush toy. Make sure any stains or dirt are completely removed from the toy before moving onto the next step.
When you are happy with the cleanliness of the plush toy, it is important to rinse the toy thoroughly. Soap can get stuck underneath the exterior fabric, so it is important to remove all traces of soap, so they do not get in contact with your child once the toy has been washed.
Once your toy has been rinsed, you can leave it to dry. It is essential to let it air dry and not to put it in a tumble dryer. A tumble dryer could still influence the shape of the toy or could even cause a discolouration of the fabric. You could leave the toy on the clothesline, placing some pegs on inconspicuous spots. You can also use a hairdryer to speed up the process, although do not put the heat setting too high.
Check Out The Collection Of Plush Toys At Spotlight
Are you still looking for some plush toys for your child? Or looking for a fun birthday gift for a child's birthday party? Whichever it may be, you are bound to find an amazing plush toy in the Spotlight collection. Check out the range of plush toys today and choose from countless designs and colours. At Spotlight, you will always get the best deals on children's toys!