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    Tips On How To Clean Vomit Off Your Plushie

    by Benjamin Stuffedworth July 06, 2023 2 min read

    Tips On How To Clean Vomit Off Your Plushie

    Cleaning vomit off a plushie can be unpleasant, but it is inevitable if a child plays with the plushie. Luckily, with the right knowledge, you can rescue the plushie from the stains and odor caused by the vomit. Here are what you need to know:

    Act quickly

    The sooner you clean the plushie, the better chance you have of removing the stain and odor completely.

    Remove the vomit

    Use a spoon, paper towel or gloves to remove any solid vomit from the plushie. Be careful to avoid spreading the vomit further. 

    Then take a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel and blot the vomit stain to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing, as it can push the stain deeper into the plushie's fibers.

    Pre-treat the stain

    In order to completely remove the vomit stain and odor, you need to pre-treat the stain with a stain and odor remover. If you don't have a stain and odor remover, mix a solution of warm water and mild liquid detergent in a bowl. Then dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution, then gently dab the stained area of the plushie. Allow the solution to sit on the stain for a few minutes to help break it down.

    Clean the plushie with enzyme-based cleaners

    An enzyme-based cleaner is your best option when it comes to removing biological stains. Simply spray the cleaner on the plushie then blot it with a clean white towel. Using a toothbrush with the cleaner is an efficient way to brush off the remaining stains. This method is called spot cleaning or surface cleaning, which can be use for all plushies. You can also wash your plushie using other methods like hand washing or machine washing.

    To learn how to safely wash your plushie, check out this article.

    Other product to remove the vomit stain and odor

    If you have trouble removing the vomit stain and odor, your best options are vinegar and baking soda:

    • Vinegar: Soak the plushie into the mixture of vinegar and water. If you used machine washing in the previous step, simply add some vinegar to the cycle.
    • Baking soda: Baking soda is known to be the odor killer. You want to create a paste by mixing baking soda and some water. Scrub this paste on the stain of the plushie, this will remove the odor from the plushie.

    If your plushie is white, ultilizing hydrogen peroxide can be really effective. Just blot the stain using hydrogen peroxide with a clean towel. If the towel gets dirty, switch to a clean one. Do this until the stain is completely removed.

    Air dry your plushie

    Make sure that the plushie is completely clean and free from odor before drying. Hang the plushie in a well-ventilated area or place it on a clean towel to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight or high heat sources as they can damage the plushie.


    The stains caused by vomit once have settle in, can be really hard to remove completely. We hope that these tips will help you successfully recover your favorite plushie. We would love to know about the outcomes of your cleaning process.

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