Raise your hand if your kid has a favorite stuffed animal that goes with them everywhere! My oldest had Lulu – a small purple monkey that has been around for almost a decade! I can’t remember where Lulu came from, but I remember thinking that if she ever lost or damaged Lulu, we could easily find a replacement because she was a popular toy. Lulu came with my oldest daughter on every car trip, shopping trip, doctor’s visits, and even on fun and exciting excursions with the family. Lulu has survived through my daughter’s car sickness, every childhood illness my daughter had, and tonsil surgery. At some point, Lulu’s eye chipped, but my daughter didn’t mind. She knew that that’s what made Lulu unique.
While my oldest is passed the stage of wanting Lulu around every waking moment, Lulu has made her way into the hearts of my other two children and she’s in constant rotation during their pretend play scenarios. Lulu has been there to cuddle all three of my kids when they needed her, and she’s one toy that will be cherished for years to come. To keep her and other stuffed animals fresh and sanitized, I wash them once a week with Lysol Laundry Sanitizer. I didn’t always use this product, but after I learned that regular detergents may leave behind bacteria, I knew I had to find a better way to help keep bacteria at bay. Sure, a bit of bacteria are always good to have around, but having 3 in school I think we have our fill of bacteria in the house!
Lysol Laundry Sanitizer is safe to use on washable fabric items and kills 99.9% of bacteria that regular detergents may leave behind, when used as directed. I add it to the regular wash as directed, and the stuffed animals come out smelling delightful and fresh- ready for more adventures with the little ones!
For stuffed animals that need a little more TLC than we are able to offer, Lysol has come up with the Lysol Teddy Repair program, and partnered with DIY expert Mandi Gubler to create tips for at-home teddy repair for parents. Check out the video below to learn more about this awesome program!