Meet Sally and Olivia.
Olivia is the bear - who joined our family, the day my little man was born. For years she sat on his shelf... nameless. But about 3 years ago (when he started kindy) he decided she should come down off the shelf. He named her Olivia and she's sat on the end of his bed every night since then.
Sally is a unicorn and was the first toy to begin the unicorn obsession. I think she could possibly have about 20 unicorns by now.
Amelia saw this unicorn in a display, at the post office (of all places), while queuing with me (sitting in her push chair) just after she turned 2.
She caused such a fuss when we were going to leave her there, that I bought her with some of her birthday money.
Sally has been everywhere with us - except for 10 "difficult" nights when we forgot to bring her on holidays overseas. We've not made that mistake again.
So anyways, this photo, of the 2 stuffed toys, started the conversation about the best way to wash our beloved furry friends.
I threw them into the machine with some washing powder, but was told this is possibly not a good way to go about it.
Popping the toys into pillow cases was a popular response along with washing them in with a load of towels.
So tell me, how do you (or did you), wash your children's stuffed friends - without fear of them falling apart or losing their stuffing?
Do your children have favourite toys, which they just can't part with?