- Category: FAQs
- Published on Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:03
- Written by Super User
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The Golden Rule: Never give your critter (or any NifNak) a warm bath, and never put it in the dryer. It will be very angry at you and will never be the same again. Trust me.
Your NifNak is made from 100% natural Merino wool, and should be treated with the same care as you would a fine woollen jacket. Wool is resistant to both stains and dirt, and the natural fibers will last and last, so you should never need to wash your NifNak. Of course, accidents do happen...
- Blot all excess liquid from the NifNak immediately with a clean dry towel.
- Mist the NifNak with cold, clean water, and then blot dry.
- Repeat process until the spill has been removed.
- Reshape your NifNak back into its original form and place it in a well-ventilated spot to dry for about a day, or longer for plump NifNaks.
Cleaning For More Serious Spills
- Filling a large bowl with cold water and a gentle soap (like Woolite). The bowl should be large enough to easily fit you NifNak without squishing it.
- Slowly submerge your NifNak while agitating very gently to allow water to flow through it. Don’t you agitate it too much, or your NifNak may get irritated, and never return to it’s original demeanor (or shape)!
- Remove your NifNak from the bowl and let excess water drain.
- Give it a final rinse in a bath of cold water mixed with ¼ cup of white vinegar to return your wool to it’s natural ph balance.
- Remove most of the rinse water by blotting your NifNak in a towel.
- Reshape it back into it’s original form and place your NifNak in a well-ventilated spot to dry for about a day, or longer depending on plumpness.
Finally, if you have a more serious problem with your NifNak, I may be able to help by scheduling a one-on-one therapy session to repair any damage. Contact me and ask how and where to send your critter.
Thanks for adopting your NifNak, and I hope you and your NifNak have many joyous days ahead of you!