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.




9 thoughts on “Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

  1. kathyscrafts1

    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. Baffled Bear Books Post author

      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. kathyscrafts1

        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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  2. kathyscrafts1

    Sophie Marshall has nominated my blog for a Sunshine Blogger award. Part of this entails that I answer some questions and then ask you some questions and then nominate a few other people. Would it be okay if I nominate you, if it is an imposition you can say no and I’ll pick on someone else.


      1. kathyscrafts1

        Thank you for chatting back at me! I’ve got the post written down on paper and will do the actual on-line post tomorrow night. I’m still working on the answers to the questions Sophie asked. Plus I’m still waiting to hear back from the other people I got in touch with to make sure they are okay with being part of this. I picked you and your blog because you inspire people to read good and interesting books and of course because I like your bears. Reading your book reviews has inspired me to read from different book genres I wouldn’t normally consider, an outside of the box kind of thing which is always good. So thank you again for chatting back at me! I hope the rest of this day is SUPER GREAT for you!


      2. kathyscrafts1

        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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