He’s doing well, is little old Ted.
He might be getting on years (he’s about 11 years old now!) but every so often he needs a good wash. Being a little white teddy bear doesn’t help. He’s a little grub monster, is that Ted.
So today has seen me pinning him to the washing line by his ears (ssssh, don’t tell the small people!)
In the ‘bath’ – (well, the sink makes a perfect Ted sized bath!)
I’d never dare put him in the washing machine. The trauma would be too much to bear if he came out all bobbly with his stuffing battered about.
So instead, off he goes in the sink for a bath. Fill with warm water and some non biological washing powder, and leave him to have a soak. Give him a rubber duck to play with if you’re feeling particularly bonkers.
Then, a wash with a soft sponge.
When he’s looking decidedly cleaner and fresher, gently squeeze out excess water and pin him by his lugholes to the washing line. (Aw, poor Ted.) Wait until they’re out of the house at nursery or school or whatever first, or you might hear a shout of “What are you doing to Ted?!”
Don’t worry, he’s enjoying being out and about and getting some sunshine on himself. He told me.
If you suffer from house dust allergies, or want to be doubly sure he’s sparkly, after he’s all clean and dry pop him in a freezer bag and stick him in the freezer for a couple of hours.
No, I haven’t cracked up. It apparently kills of all the dust mites.
So there you go. A fresh as a daisy Ted. All clean and fresh and they’ll be none the wiser to his little outing today!
Disclaimer: no soft toys were hurt in the making of this blog post.