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Tips for Cleaning Your Stuffed Animal or Plush Toy December 30, 2010

We can help you keep your child and home free of germs! Since kids will sleep with their stuffed animals, try to eat them or put their hands (complete with day-long accumulated grubbiness) all over the toy, it’s important to keep the plush toys as clean as the rest of your home. Collectors too have that stuffed animal that could use a little cleaning — maybe it collected dirt on a shelf or the dog or cat got their paws on it! And since friends and fans have been writing us on Facebook asking, “what’s the best way to clean a dirty plush animal or toy?” — we went to our friends at Aurora, the manufacturer of thousands of plush toys and gifts, who gave us a great list of tips to clean your plush toy or animal. Maybe it’s time to clean your YooHoo & Friends animal?

Stuffed Animal with a Sound Chip

For plush toys that can’t be machine washed or immersed in water:

  • wash its surface only
  • use a soft toothbrush to remove any stuck on dirt or debris. This also loosens any dirt that might be stuck deep in the fibers
  • use a warm, damp cloth to wash the surface of the toy

Stuffed Animal without a Sound Chip

For stuffed toys that do not have a sound / electric chip inside:

  • hand wash the toy with mild detergent
  • hand washing also prevents any scratches on the eyes of your toy

Keep in mind, whether you hand-washed or machine-washed the plush toy, most can’t be dried in a hot dryer. Air dry the plush toys or place them in the dryer on an air only cycle for up to twenty minutes.

Other Tips

  • Dust stuffed animals off periodically with a clean, soft cloth
  • Use a cloth and a mild detergent to spot clean them
  • Place it in the dryer on the lowest heat setting for around 5 minutes
  • To get rid of odors, place in the dryer on the lowest heat setting for 5 minutes with a dryer sheet (i.e. Downy, Snuggle etc.)

Do you have any other tips for your fellow readers?

-YooHoo

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Aurora Launches New Website September 24, 2010

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Happy Friday everyone! By now, you are all familiar with Aurora, the company that created YooHoo & Friends. The company launched its newly redesigned website at http://www.auroragift.com. Did you know: Aurora, which will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2011, produces thousands of stuffed toys and animals…not just YooHoo & Friends?

From Milly – The Pinkest Kitten and Cheeky Charlie & Carmen (check out those lovable monkeys!) to the original Fancy Pals Pet Carriers and entire product catalogs of seasonal plush for Valentines, Easter, Halloween and the Holidays, there’s a product for just about everyone!

Aurora’s new site includes e-catalogs, news sections, videos, fan club information, shop now section, and a “YooHoo & You” area promoting our online communities at Facebook and Twitter for example:

As always you can buy Aurora products online at http://shop.auroragift.com.

So, take a look and we hope you like! Feel free to share feedback with us here or by emailing info at auroragift dot com.

-YooHoo

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