Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

Fellow Baffled Ones,

As every one knows, it takes the bravest of the brave to get an annual wash.  Our Scotland the Brave here demonstrates his own procedure. We do not recommend this for fellow Baffled Ones at home.

Bath 2

Ready for whoosh-off.

Me, Mawson: Wash Control to Scotty: You don’t have to do this. Grubby bears get loved too!
Scotland, Whoosh-A-Naut: Some one has to show the way, Mawson.

Bath 3


Me: Oh no! More whoosh-a-nauts. If only they emerge with the same stuffing they went in with.

Bath 1


Me, Mawson: Yes, friends, this is embarrassing too. But I don’t like the whoosh machine. At least this tub stays still. And its hand wash only for Me.

Bath 4

You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps). and Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In  from Odyssey Books.

‘Great book, well written and extremely engaging. Bonus it is all about bears!!!!
Marvellous !!!!!!!’  Reviewer Navaron on Amazon.




Published by Baffled Bear Books

I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson is a big hearted, soul searching Writer-Bear. His little books are stuffed with moments of happiness for frazzled grownups. Why not slow down and relax a while with Mawson's friends in their cosy, whimsical world. Refresh the soul in the tranquility of innocent hours and simple joys.

6 thoughts on “Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

  1. Eeeeek!!! NO!!! It’s better to spot clean a teddy’s grubby places rather than put it in the washing machine. It can be very, very hard to get one completely dry after total immersion and they can mold. I’d recommend blotting on a little weak Woolite mixture and then blotting it off with damp white towels and then dry white towels till the area is completely dry. I’ve also seen shampoo for Teddy Bear cleaning, it might be available on amazon.com Or you could damp the grubby areas with a little Club Soda and blot the area off with white paper towels. Sometimes a little old fashioned white shaving cream applied to the grubby area helps clean it up, then use a little Club Soda on a damp white paper towel to wipe the shaving cream off, then blot the area with clean dry white paper towels until the area is completely dry. I would never put a teddy bear or any stuffed animal through the washing machine, never, never!!! There’s too much a risk of the poor critter coming out in pieces!!! I hope this is a little helpful! You might go on https://www.Duckduckgo.com and tap in how to safely clean Teddy Bears and read the recommendations. I hope Scotland the Brave and Mawson Bear safely survived the cleaning you are trying on them! My hair kind of stood on end when I saw what you were putting your bears through!!! At least Mawson appears okay!

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    1. Thanks for that grand reply Kathy. And indeed our Mawson, and most of our bears, get the gentle handwash treatment. Only a couple of times has the Woosher been used – and never again! Your info would be a great post for your blog too.

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      1. With my various bears, Lil’ Mo & B.B. Jo are just the two that are small enough for taking nice pictures, usually a weekly vacuum job, just the fur, not around the eyes or mouth or nose or ears and brushing with a child’s soft hair brush keeps them clean and in good form. I try hard to keep my bears away from anything that would get them dirty or stain them. Spot cleaning is kind of a last resort thing cause you run the risk of of your chosen cleaning solution taking the color off your bears fur. Always test it on a tiny little part of the bear that doesn’t show before going wild with it. I hope you have a great day! All my bears say Hi!

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    1. Congratulations on your nomination! I hope my questions aren’t too difficult! I tried to make them interesting for everyone. Have a SUPER GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!!

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