General laundry help

Overview

We do not have specific cleaning instructions for toys and non-nappy items. However, usual laundry principles apply – time, temperature, agitation and enough great quality detergent.

Some items won’t tolerate warm to hot washes, and instead, need agitation and spot treatment to get clean. Others require professional service and drycleaning.

To remove stains and smells

Follow our stain removal advice to remove oxidisable stains, such as food or dirt.

For delicate fabrics such as silk or wool, use laundry soap or enzyme-free liquid laundry detergent. Learn more about caring for wool.

For greasy items

Spot treat with a bar of soap, use enough detergent and the highest temperature the fabric will tolerate in the washing machine.

For mould removal

See the information on the mould removal page and treat stains as above.

For makeup removal

Use an appropriate solvent stain remover (available in the laundry aisle at the supermarket) and a warm-hot wash (as much temperature as the fabric will tolerate). For makeup removal on towels, the sanitise cycle on a front loader with adequate detergent should remove any stains.

Dye run

See the information on the Colour Run page.

Prams

See our advice on cleaning prams and strollers.

Car Seats

Follow manufacturer’s advice for cleaning.