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Those baby mats that crackle

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GrannyO Fri 21-Jul-17 17:11:03

Advice please, Grans. You know those baby mats with pockets or bits that have crackly stuff in them? I want to pass my gc's one on but it's a bit grubby. Can I bung it in the washing machine or does that ruin them? Any tips welcome

harrigran Fri 21-Jul-17 17:19:13

The one we had was not washable, it said sponge off any spillage.

GrannyO Fri 21-Jul-17 19:36:32

Ah right, thanks

Grannyknot Fri 21-Jul-17 22:15:21

What about a quick soak (handwash)? I do that sometimes if I think the washing machine cycle is too much ...

Grannyknot Fri 21-Jul-17 22:16:14

(Not that I've washed a crackly playmat though). smile

ElaineI Sat 22-Jul-17 00:19:21

My daughter used a steamer for DGD and things came up a treat!

baubles Sat 22-Jul-17 01:20:19

I machine washed one recently, it was being passed from set of GCs to their cousin. All crackles survived.

durhamjen Sat 22-Jul-17 01:42:15

Do you really mean that, Elainel?
Was your DGD that dirty?

Jalima1108 Sat 22-Jul-17 10:18:04

I suppose it wouldn't hurt to put it in the washing machine - perhaps in a large wash bag on a low temperature and a small amount of whatever you use, powder, gel etc. I have a quick 15 minute wash on my machine.

What are the crackles made of I wonder?

LadyGracie Sat 22-Jul-17 12:41:27

My DD washed her crackly mat the week after DGD after baby had wee on it, came up a treat!

grannyqueenie Sat 22-Jul-17 13:10:37

I machine wash all the mats, soft toys, dolls and rattles etc from the toddler group, even if they say sponge wash only. They all seem to survive and still rattle/jingle/crackle etc afterwards, I wouldn't be-confident that they would be clean with just a surface sponge wash.

Nelliemoser Sun 23-Jul-17 00:00:13

I would have thought that a steamer is a heck of a lot hotter than a gentle wash. Steamers are around boiling 100C

durhamjen Sun 23-Jul-17 00:02:13

Therefore not to be used on a DGD, Nellie.

GrannyO Tue 25-Jul-17 10:40:58

Thanks for all replies, might give it a short wash and see how it turns out before I put it in the next charity bag. Think it needs more than a surface wash but otherwise its in good nick.x

GrannyO Tue 01-Aug-17 13:14:09

Washed it and it's now clean and still crackly, hooray!