How to Clean Warmies
Warmies are cozy plush toys that can be warmed up in the microwave to provide soothing warmth and comfort. Over time, these lovable companions may accumulate dirt, dust, or unpleasant odors, requiring proper cleaning. To keep your Warmies fresh and clean, follow these simple steps:
Gather necessary supplies
To clean your Warmies effectively, you will need:
- Mild soap or baby shampoo
- Lukewarm water
- Clean cloth or sponge
- Soft-bristled brush (optional)
- Towels or absorbent paper
Check the care instructions
Before you start cleaning, check the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. Some Warmies may have specific cleaning requirements, so it’s important to ensure you are not unintentionally damaging your toy.
Spot clean surface stains
Begin by spot cleaning any visible stains on the surface of the Warmies. Moisten the clean cloth or sponge with a mixture of mild soap or baby shampoo and lukewarm water. Gently blot or rub the affected areas until the stains start to lift. Avoid soaking the toy excessively to prevent water from seeping inside.
If your Warmies has developed an unwanted odor, there are a few steps you can take to remove it. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda over the toy’s surface and let it sit for a few hours. Baking soda is excellent at absorbing odors. Then, gently brush off or vacuum the powder. Alternatively, you can place your Warmies in a clean pillowcase or laundry bag and run it through a delicate cycle in your washing machine. Remember to use a mild detergent and avoid harsh spinning or drying settings.
After cleaning, it’s crucial to allow your Warmies to dry thoroughly to prevent mildew or mold growth. Pat the toy gently with clean towels or absorbent paper to remove excess moisture. Once done, find a well-ventilated area and let your Warmies air dry completely. Avoid using direct heat sources such as hairdryers, as they may cause damage.
Fluff and restore
To restore your Warmies’ original softness and fluffiness, give it a gentle shake or massage once it is completely dry. This will help distribute the filling and bring back its cuddly feel. If necessary, use a soft-bristled brush to brush the toy’s fur gently.
Following these cleaning guidelines on a regular basis will help ensure that your Warmies remain fresh, cozy, and ready to provide comforting warmth whenever you need it!