So anyway, now that I gave you a little T.M.I. on to the real subject. After Amelia had her bottle this morning, she spit up a little, and it got on Poppy.
|Poppy's tummy-that's a little bit of spit up, but mostly it is the worn part where his fur has fallen out.|
Poppy hasn't been through the washing machine in a really long time (and honestly I don't remember the last time he had a "bath"-gross, I know). Well I knew I would have to do something now. A while ago, I stumbled on this post on Pinterest about washing stuffed animals that cannot go through the washer. I had been meaning to try it with Poppy, but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. I read through the post again, to see what I needed. She recommends using HE laundry soap, a toothbrush and white towels. We aren't special enough to have a front loading washing machine, so I didn't have any HE soap. I figured baby shampoo would be gentle enough, so I gathered my supplies.
I didn't have any extra toothbrushes either, but we had these "toothies" left over from when Amelia was in the NICU. It's just a tiny sponge on a plastic stick. I got my towels together and a bowl.
I made some soapy water with the baby shampoo and spot cleaned all of the spots of spit with the "toothbrush". Then I cleaned his face and paws. After that I soaked the rag and gave him a gentle scrubbing. WOW there was a lot of cat hair on him. I ruffled up his fur to get him good and clean.
When I was done washing him, I dabbed him dry with a towel. Then I put him in the dryer on low heat, delicate cycle for about 12 minutes with a damp blanket. When I took him out, we looked great! He had fluffed up a bit, and smelled MUCH better! He feels way softer now too...time for bed! :)