How To Clean Squishy Toys

Are you wondering how to clean squishy toys? As you know, a squishy is a type of soft toy made of specially formulated soft polyurethane foam that gradually returns to its original shape after being squeezed.

These toys are safe for children ages 3 and up and also adults 150 and under. They’re soft, huggable, cuddly, and all-around awesome. Each squishable is about 15 inches tall. In this article, we will be discussing some practical ways on how to clean a squishy. Keep reading…

Why Keep Squishy Toys Clean?

Children, and babies, in particular, have a developing immune system, which makes them more susceptible to various diseases. Especially babies who begin to take objects to the mouth or crawling on the floor are the most likely to have infections acquired by contact with surfaces.

Several studies carried out in nurseries and in pediatric units of hospitals, where there is the interaction of several children, show that toys are very easily contaminated with different microorganisms. Thus toys, balls, and dolls are vehicles for the transmission of microbes among children.

It is important to maximize the hygiene of the areas of the house that will be in contact with the baby, especially his highchair, the changing table.

How To Clean Squishy Toys?

Squishable toy

What You’ll Need:

  • A container big enough to wash one or more squishy toys.
  • A mild detergent.
  • Warm water enough to make sure they’re germ-free and pleasant for you to clean but, not too hot for them to melt.
  • Cornstarch or Talcum powder, but careful if you choose to powder the toy with Talcum because it can be easily inhaled and cause serious health risks. If you decide to use corn starch, it is safer.
  • A disposable glove if you are allergic to Talcum powder or something.
  • A small flannel or tissue to dry your squishy toys with after washing.

 How To Clean Squishy Toys: Practical Ways To Follow

  1. Fill the container with your warm water, mild detergent, and place your squishy toys inside. The dirt should float upward or detach from the squishes.
  2. Be careful of washing too hard, in case the decorations come off easily- they’re only decals or paint.
  3. Next, dry each squishy toy carefully.
  4. When they are completely dry, sprinkle some Cornstarch or Talcum powder on them and rub it in with a finger or two.
  5. Finally, carefully get rid of any excess powder that is on your desk or worktop.

Remember, for squishable toys, it’s better to avoid using a washing machine if possible. Squishable fabric can’t stand high heat and it’s hard to get them dry. However, if you’ve got a real messy Squishable, or need to disinfect it for some reason, you can use a machine so long as you do the following:

  1. Tie your squishable inside of a clean cotton pillowcase to protect the fur.
  2. Wash with cold water only.
  3. Machine dry (still in the pillowcase!) under the lowest heat setting possible. This might mean doing several dryer cycles.

Hint: if you’re squishable feels unusually heavy, he’s still wet inside give it another dry cycle to avoid getting mildew inside!

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Washing you’re squishable can be daunting without the proper tools and guide. However, by following the steps carefully, or improvising with the information you do have will make sure your toys are well-cleaned with minimal damage.

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