Caring for the plush fur.
Worlds Of Wonder recommended mild soap and a soft cloth for cleaning. My preference for the soap is Woolite® and I use a soft bristle toothbrush in addition to a damp terry cloth. Gund also has a product called 'Bubble Gund' which I've been told works well also
Put 2 drops in a small cup (like a Dixie® Cup) and fill it with cold water. Dip the cloth and the brush in the solution. Make sure to take care when you use the brush on his muzzle because the material is thin. I've also cleaned the actual plush fur doing this with good results. Make sure to blot off the excess soap and then repeat the whole thing again with plain water. (ALWAYS make sure not get water inside!!) Then take a hair brush and a hair drier and blow-dry the fur on cool to warm heat. Remember you don't need to style it. Just dry it. Don't cook the plush with the drier.
Regular brushing of the fur also helps appearance by helping to remove dust. Occasional vacuuming is also a good idea.
Cleaning the costumes is done in a similar way. As always, Woolite® is a good choice. I soak them for a per the bottle's instructions and then do any additional washing by hand. The Santa and Tux costumes I've not had to clean, and I'd wager they are FAR more delicate so take due care! Drying is quite easy as I use the good ole' clothes drier on either cool or warm, and a softness sheet just for good measure. As the costumes age you might find that 'pilling' becomes a problem, I use a handy clothing shaver to carefully remove the pilling.
Get some denatured Alcohol (Isopropyl) and a cotton swab like a Q-Tip . Dip the tip into the liquid and soak the cotton. Take your Teddy Ruxpin and set him on his belly, being careful not to place too much weight on his muzzle or otherwise you may damage the internal mechanism. Pull up the door and remove the cassette.
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