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How to Clean Jellycat?

How to Clean Jellycat?

Jellycat plushies are the softest, most huggable companions – for kids and adults alike! But with all that love and snuggling, they'll get a little dirty over time. Don't worry; cleaning your Jellycat is easier than you think.


Why Proper Cleaning Matters

  • Hygiene: Regular cleaning removes dust, allergens, and germs, making your Jellycat safer for snuggles.


  • Longevity: Proper care helps preserve the softness and vibrancy of your Jellycat's fur.


  • Resale Value: If you ever decide to part with your Jellycat, a well-maintained plush will fetch a better price.


Step-by-Step Cleaning Instructions


  1. Check the Label: Before you start, always check the care label on how to clean your Jellycat. Some may only use a surface wash, while others can handle a more thorough cleaning.


2. Spot Cleaning (For Minor Stains):
    • Dampen a clean cloth with cool water and mild detergent (baby shampoo works well).
    • Gently blot the stain, working from the outside in.
    • Rinse the cloth with clean water and blot again to remove the soap residue.
    • Air dry completely.


3. Hand Washing (For Deeper Cleaning):

    • Fill a sink or basin with cool water and a small amount of mild detergent.
    • Submerge your Jellycat and gently swirl it around.
    • Avoid scrubbing or twisting, which can damage the fur.
    • Rinse thoroughly with cool water until the water runs clear.
    • Gently squeeze out excess water (don't wring!).
    • Reshape your Jellycat and lay it flat on a towel to air dry.


4. Machine Washing (Only If Label Allows):

    • Place your Jellycat in a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase.
    • Wash on a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent.
    • Air dry or tumble dry on low heat if the label permits.




Additional Tips

  • Drying: Avoid direct sunlight, which can fade colors. A well-ventilated area is best for air drying.


  • Brushing: Once dry, gently brush the fur with a soft-bristled brush to restore fluffiness.


  • Deodorizing: If your Jellycat needs freshening up, sprinkle a little baking soda over it, let it sit for a few hours, and then brush it off.


Cleaning Don'ts

  • Avoid harsh chemicals or bleach.


  • Don't use hot water, which can damage the fur.


  • Never put your Jellycat in the dryer on high heat.


When to Seek Professional Cleaning

If your Jellycat has a stubborn stain or is particularly delicate, consider taking it to a professional cleaner specializing in stuffed animals.


Keep the Jellycat Love Alive!

With a little TLC, your Jellycat can remain a cherished companion for years to come. Remember, we have a wide selection of new Jellycat friends waiting to be adopted at Arlows Closet! Or, if you're in Western Australia, pop into our shop at 81 Victoria Street, Bunbury, and meet them in person.