There is probably nothing that a bear so dislikes as a good wash.
December 15, 2009 7:33 AM Subscribe
So, my one year old son has a bear that needs a bath.
posted by zizzle to grab bag (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw a couple of previous posts about washing stuffed animals. But none of those posts seemed to involve talking stuffed animals. This particular bear talks. The battery pack is easily removable through a zipper in the back, and with some surgery, it looks as though we can easily remove the bear's voice box. But what I don't know is if machine washing will damage the little "Press Here" button on the bear's paw that sets off the voice box. And I'm not sure yet if the "Press Here" button is connected by wire to the voice box or how that all works out, which may be a determining factor in how to wash.
But the bear needs a bath like three weeks ago and is getting to the point of icky gross. What is the best way of cleaning this bear without damaging the electronics? I'm afraid it may be beyond the realm of a good hand washing --- and even then, I'd still have concerns about the "Press Here" button becoming damaged. Any MeFites out there who are experienced in bathing a stuffed animal with the ability to speak?
And, since it will possibly be suggested, I will say that I would be tempted in buying a new one to have around as a substitute, but I can't find it anywhere! And it doesn't have a tag that I can find, so I don't even know the brand name! And I don't remember who gave it to us or at which of the many baby showers I received it.