Babycare: How To Wash A Sheepskin Rug

Sheepskin rugs are a popular choice for baby nurseries because they are soft, comfortable, and add a touch of luxury. They are also easy to care for; most just need to be vacuumed or swept regularly and occasionally aired out.

Keeping your baby's sheepskin rug clean and fresh is important because it is where your baby will be spending a lot of time.

Because sheepskin rugs are made from natural materials, parents should make sure to clean them using gentle, natural cleaners to get rid of any dirt, dust, or spills.

Organic baby sheepskin rugs from The Little Green Sheep are warm, natural and hypoallergenic, but to make sure these are kept in the best possible condition, we wanted to share some cleaning tips so you and your baby can enjoy them for as long as possible!


Why Choose A Baby Sheepskin Rug?

Many parents might be wondering why they should choose a sheepskin rug for their baby. After all, rugs are used as decoration and to keep your floor warm, so what makes sheepskin rugs stand out?

There are many reasons why sheepskin rugs are a great choice for your baby's nursery. First, sheepskin rugs are soft and comfortable. They are also breathable, which means they are great for regulating temperature.

Rug materials can be very different, but as sheepskin rugs materials come from sheep, they are naturally hypoallergenic and will not trigger allergies like synthetic materials might.

Sheepskin rugs are also easy to clean, so you won't have to worry about damaging them with frequent use.


How To Wash Your Sheepskin Rug

If your sheepskin rug gets dirty, it's essential you know how to clean it. Keep reading for the best tips on how to wash a sheepskin rug without damaging it.

Vacuum Cleaning

Regularly vacuuming your sheepskin rug will stop a lot of dirt and dust from building up. Doing this regularly will help keep your sheepskin rug clean. You can also give it a good shake and let it air dry outside to avoid odours.

Spot Cleaning

If your rug gets a small stain or mark, try spot cleaning it before tackling a full clean. You will need to avoid using water when you do this. Instead, blot the stain to soak up any liquid, then use a wet stain remover.

If your rug has a large stain, you can press a towel into it to help with the blotting. Blotting the stains is an important step as it will help remove the excess liquid in the sheepskin rug, which will mean you won't have to use as much stain remover.

Deep Cleaning

If your sheepskin rug needs a more thorough clean than vacuuming, air drying, and spot cleaning. We recommend you take it to a dry cleaner.

This will avoid damaging the leather on the back and will help the fibres remain soft and fluffy while ensuring your rug is cleaned.


While you can get your sheepskin rug wet, using water to clean the rug should be a last resort as it will cause the suede to harden./p>

Air Drying

Air drying your rug following a spot clean or vacuuming is the best way to ensure your rug is not damaged. These rugs cannot go in a tumble dryer, so you will need to lay them flat on a hard surface to dry inside or in a shady spot in your garden.


Can A Sheepskin Rug Go In The Washing Machine?

Many people wonder if they can wash their rug in the washing machine. Unfortunately, it is not recommended. If you want to clean your rug thoroughly, you can hire a professional cleaning company.

Alternatively, you can do it yourself by hand with the tips above. However, a sheepskin rug can survive a wash if absolutely necessary, but doing this will reduce its lifespan and could damage the leather.

Can You Tumble Dry Sheepskin Rugs?

The short answer is no; you cannot tumble dry sheepskin rugs. The heat of the tumble dryer will cause damage to the leather, resulting in it hardening, drying out, warping, or even cracking. For the best results when drying your rug, ensure you lay it flat on a towel or hang it in the shade until it is dry.

Ongoing Sheepskin Rug Care

Once you have cleaned your rug, you need to make sure you look after it to keep it in the best condition. When you clean your rug, be sure to vacuum both sides of the rug to remove any dirt trapped inside. You should give it a deep clean once a month by taking it to a dry cleaner. However, for stains, you can use a wet stain remover after blotting to keep your rug looking great.

Final Thoughts

Keeping your baby's sheepskin rug clean and fresh is important because it is where your baby will be spending a lot of time. It's important to make sure you are cleaning it regularly to avoid any problems and to keep it in the best possible condition.

With these tips and techniques, you can keep your baby's sheepskin rug clean and healthy.


Use a wet stain remover after blotting the stain to remove excess liquid from your sheepskin rug. Follow the instructions on your wet stain remover and allow your sheepskin rug to air dry completely

After many years of love, your sheepskin rug may lose its fluffy and soft feeling. If you have already tried vacuuming and air drying your rug, and it's still not got its fluffy feeling back, consider taking it to a dry cleaner.

A dry cleaner can help breathe new life into your sheepskin rug, leaving it feeling brand new. Additionally, you can use a sheepskin rug shampoo to help bring the softness back.

Taking your rug to be professionally cleaned when it begins to yellow is the best way to reverse the yellowing. However, sun-damaged yellowing is typically irreversible, so it's important to prevent this from happening by keeping your rug out of direct sunlight.

If you find a small yellow spot or stain, you can help return it to its original colour. A weak mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water can help. Use the mixture sparingly and gently blot it over the yellow stain.

However, if you make your mixture too strong, it can damage your sheepskin rug. Additionally, you can use white vinegar as a milder alternative, but the odour is difficult to remove.
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