How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in Stuffed Toys

dust  mites in stuffed toys are not a problem with floppy puppyIf your daughter is like mine, she collected plenty of stuffed animals and other toys over the years. When she left for college it took 4 large plastic tubs to hold them all. So we are not strangers to the problem of dust mites in stuffed toys.
Every day, we talk to many Moms who are trying to clean up their kids rooms. The conversation always gets to the plush toys and how to get rid of the dust mites in stuffed toys. In many cases its not so much a dust mite problem but more of a dust problem. My daughter kept most of her stuffed toys in a net that hung over the bed.  They just got dustier as every day that passed.
The easiest way to get rid of dust mites in stuffed animals it to simply buddy bear stops dust mites in stuffed toys throw the toys away.  JUST KIDDING!  We have found that you can put a stuffed toy in the freezer for about 24 hours and then toss them in a dryer on air only (no heat) and get rid of most of the dust mites. Freezing kills the dust mites and the tumble dryer beats the dust out of  the toy.
Regular stuffed toys are never the same when you wash them so freezing is a nice alternative if you have standard plush toys.  If you floppy monkey stops dust mites in stuffed toyshave one of  The Allergy Store’s certified Asthma/Allergy Friendly plush toy, washing is not a problem.  Floppy puppy and Buddy Bear look the same, wash after wash after wash.  The problem of dust mites in stuffed toys is solved when you purchase these types of plush toys.
Another thing we did was spray the Allersearch ADMS Anti-Allergen spray on the toys she played with every month or so. The ADMS spray is safe for the kids and pets.  It will neutralize the allergens on the surface of the plush toy.
While you will never get rid of all the dust mites and their allergens floppy frogyou can reduce amount you and your family are exposed to.
Wishing you the best of health
Mike Krause
AllergyStore.com – Serving Customers Since 1989
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