Soft toys are everyone’s best friend. However, since stuffed toys can take a lot of abuse and can collect dirt, germs and bacteria, keeping them clean is important to prevent your child from playing with something that can hazardous to her health. Since soft can be hand washed or even spot cleaned to look clean, many parents often seem to be asking the question- can soft toys be washed by hand?. The answer is – yes. Washing soft toys with your hand is perhaps one the best ways of cleaning soft toys quickly and efficiently. While surface washing can make it difficult to get rid of the hard spots found on the toys, using harsh chemicals such as ammonia can get rid of the stains, but can lead to color fading.