Like bedding, stuffed toys attract dust mites and other allergens and irritants. They may also contain dyes and materials that can be irritating and cause allergy or asthma symptoms.
Washing stuffed toys every week in water that above 130°F can help reduce allergens. You can also freeze toys for at least 24 hours to kill dust mites.
For a stuffed toy to be CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® , it must meet our standards:
- Can be easily cleaned to remove allergens
- Holds up to the wear and tear of regular cleaning
- Keeps its color and does not bleed from rubbing or saliva
- Contains no chemicals known to trigger asthma and allergy symptoms
Note: Kids Preferred toys are CERTIFIED through 2018. New Kids Preferred products made after 2018 are not CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® at this time.