How to care for your new keepsake
You have gone to the effort of finding that special gift and investing in having one made. How can you make it last and keep the sentimental value for as long as you can?
There are the obvious ways of trying to keep it away from the extreme play areas like: sand, mud, and the lovely slime, play dough and other marvels that your little one will encounter as they grow and take their keepsake with them!
Can I machine wash a memory blanket?
In the case of a memory blanket – the answer is yes! The materials used to make your keepsake would more than likely be from clothes or other washable items. If they have been washed prior to being made into a keepsake the chances are that it is safe to continue to wash as part of your normal laundry.
I would advise were possible to wash them separately to avoid colour bleeding onto your other items and air dry. It isn’t recommended to tumble dry, but if you do then it needs to be a cool temperature.
Backing colours have been tested to not run; but there is still not a 100% guarantee that they never will. It’s recommended to wash on a 30-40 degree wash. If it’s too hot it might distort the wadding that’s inside the blanket.
Can I machine wash a memory bear or animal keepsake?
Animals/bears have not been tested in the washing machine, so I wouldn’t recommended doing that.
Ideally, wash them down as you would with delicate items (like hand washing) and avoid completely submerging in water for long periods of time. Keepsake bears and keepsake animals are not designed to be used as a ‘toy’, to be constantly be played with, so they are more likely to get dirty from every day use.