Washing a Pillow Pet is easy and doesn’t take long at all. You’ll want to ensure you know how to do so correctly, so you don’t damage the toy.
- Put your Pillow Pet in a white pillowcase.
- Tie the ends of the pillowcase to enclose the Pillow Pet.
- Wash the plush in your washing machine with cold water on a gentle cycle.
- Please do NOT put the plush in the dyer; let it dry in the sun.
You’ll find these steps in more detail in the rest of this article. It’s a straightforward process, so let’s begin!
What You Need
- White pillowcase
- Washing machine
- Laundry detergent
Step 1 – Put Your Pillow Pet in a White Pillowcase
First, you’ll want to put your Pillow Pet in a white pillowcase. The Pillow Pet company recommends that you use white, so there are no dyes that can bleed onto the toy.
However, you can still use any pillowcase, as long as you are confident that it won’t leak colors onto your plush, which would stain it.
Once you have a pillowcase that fits over the entire pet, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Tie the Ends of the Pillowcase
You need to tie the open end of the pillowcase tightly so the plush remains inside. The toy will quickly fall out inside the washer if you don’t.
These plushes come with many soft fibers that can quickly become damaged inside a washing machine, even on the gentlest cycles.
The pillowcase prevents that from happening and can keep your toy looking nice for longer, so you must tie the case to close it.
Step 3 – Wash the Plush in Your Washing Machine
Now, you’re ready to wash the Pillow Pet! Put the pillowcase with the toy inside your washing machine and fill it with cold water.
Add your laundry detergent and wash it on a gentle cycle.
It’s best to use a low-suds or mild detergent because other kinds can weigh the Pillow Pet down and make it take longer to dry.
You should also wash the Pillow Pet on its own, without other articles of clothing in the machine, for the best results.
Step 4 – Dry the Pillow Pet in the Sun
Lastly, you should never put your Pillow Pet in the dryer— it would ruin it. Instead, set the plush somewhere warm and sunny to dry.
Many people set them on their porches, patios, or windowsills. You can also hang your pet up outside to dry.
Give the pet several hours to dry. You can tell it’s completely dry if it doesn’t feel wet on its stomach. If it’s still damp, try to give it more drying time.
You can use this cleaning method on almost every Pillow Pet product. However, a few require different cleaning methods, including battery-operated and scented toys.
Cleaning Battery Operated and Scented Pillow Pets
It’s worth noting that you can’t clean battery-operated and scented Pillow Pets in the washing machine.
If you do, it will damage the electronic parts in the battery-operated plushes, causing them to no longer work. It could also remove the scent from Sweet-Scented Pillow Pets.
You’ll still need to clean these toys occasionally, though. To do so, we recommend using a damp wash cloth to clean the stuffed animal’s surface gently.
Afterward, you can let the toy dry in the sun, as you would dry a standard Pillow Pet.
To summarize, you can wash your Pillow Pets easily in a washing machine, although you should put them in a white pillowcase first. The case protects the toy but still allows you to wash it thoroughly.