I hope other parents out there find themselves in this quandary from time to time. A beloved stuffed animal is dirty and in desperate need of a bath. The question that looms around this subject of course is "Will the toy make it out of the washer in one piece?" Lucky for me the few toys that I have washed have passed this test. I think this is in part thanks to my water efficient front loader washing machine. Then of course the next question is "Should I put it in the dryer?" I opted to line dry Mookie because I could feel small plastic beads inside it. I have been known to dry other toys though.