Anyone else have this problem? You can’t put Ewan the Dream Sheep in the washing machine, so how do you keep the sodding thing clean?
After Little’s got very grubby, we have finally found 3 ways that we can rid a well used Ewan of his smell and germs!
Bicarbonate of Soda
I swear by cleaning with bicarbonate of soda at the moment. Any stubborn grease and a bit of bicarbonate and vinegar gets rid of it in no time.
When trying to figure out how to clean Ewan, the hubby googled how we could get the smell out of something that couldn’t be washed and, unsurprisingly, bicarbonate came up top of the list!
Put Ewan in a large zip lock bag, with a good sprinkling of bicarbonate. Shake it up to get all of him covered and then leave for an hour or two.
We found that it really helps neutralise the smell. Once you have given it a good shake and brush down, it is totally safe for little hands and mouths.
Laundry Detergent and Hot Water
The body of Ewan can’t be washed due to the wires for the lights being sewn in to each leg, meaning the battery pack can’t be removed. Little absolutely loves to chew and suck on the ears so the head is the most disgusting part of her Ewan. Luckily there are no wires in that part so the head can get a good dunking!
Put the head into hot, soapy water and give it a good scrub. Once finished give it a rinse with clean, warm water until it runs clear.
Milton Anti-Bacterial Surface Spray
The body can’t be washed due to the electrical components inside. Although the bicarbonate gets rid of the smell, I couldn’t help but think it needed a good scrub down.
Milton say their anti-bacterial spray provides fast and effective germ-killing action, and is clinically proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and fungi. It also leaves no surface residue and therefore is safe for use around a baby. So this meant we could get rid of the germs on the body, without completely soaking it through and ruining the electrical bits inside.
Just spray it on and give it a good scrub with a damp cloth.
Once it’s all fresh, leave Ewan to dry. Preferably in the sun, but by a radiator will do. And there you have it – a fresh and clean Ewan that is ready to be chewed and snuggled again!