Advice on how to best care for your Jellycat plush toys

Advice on how to best care for your Jellycat plush toys

We all know the love (and drool) that gets poured onto a beloved Jellycat. These adorable plush toys become treasured companions, but with all those cuddles, they can get a bit dusty and messy. Keeping their favourite Jellycat clean and cuddly is easy if you follow our advice.

As with any product, please check the care label first!

This little tag is your best friend, as tells you exactly how to wash your specific Jellycat. Some are warriors and can tackle a gentle machine wash, while others prefer a more spa-like handwashing experience.

Advice on washing your machine-washable Jellycat

If your care label gives the green light for the washing machine, here's how to give your Jellycat a safe wash:

  1. Pop your Jellycat in a pillowcase. This acts like a shield, protecting your Jellycat from getting tangled or bashed around during the wash.
  2. Cold and gentle is the way to go. Use cold water and a gentle cycle to prevent any shrinkage or damage to the fabric.
  3. Skip the harsh stuff. Opt for a mild, non-biological detergent that's kind to delicate fabrics. We think this is important.
  4. Air drying is best. Resist the urge to put your Jellycat in the dryer! The high heat may damage the stuffing and fur. Instead, lay your Jellycat flat on a towel in a well-ventilated spot, away from direct sunlight.
  5. Fluff it up! Once your Jellycat is completely dry, give it a gentle shake and brush to restore its former fluffiness. Do this by holding it on each side, at the shoulder, facing you. Gently shake it. Once this is done, you could use a hairdryer on a cool setting to help fluff up the fur.

Handwashing your Jellycat

If the care label says handwashing is recommended, follow these steps:

  1. Fill a tub with cool water. Add a tiny amount of gentle safe detergent.
  2. Gently submerge your Jellycat and swish it around in the soapy water. Avoid scrubbing or wringing, as this can damage the fur and stuffing.
  3. Rinse, rinse, repeat. Rinse your Jellycat thoroughly with clean water until all the soap is gone.
  4. Wrap your Jellycat in a clean towel and gently squeeze out the excess water. Don't twist or wring it!
  5. Air dry time. Just like with machine-washing, find a well-ventilated spot for your Jellycat to air dry completely.

Top tips for keeping your Jellycat happy and healthy

  • For small spills or marks, try spot cleaning with a damp cloth and, if needed, a mild detergent.
  • Give your Jellycat a good shake and brush every now and then to keep the fur fluffy and dust-free.
  • Avoid leaving your Jellycat in direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can fade the colours.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your Jellycat stays soft, cuddly, and ready for years of adventures. Now go forth and conquer cuddle time!

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