How to wash a Pillow Pet

Jessica Ashley, Senior Editor

At first viewing of the infomercial too early one ordinary Saturday morning, you promised yourself there was absolutely no way you'd shell out $20 for yet another stuffed animal, even if it can unfold to be a flat woobie for your kid. And then, after much pleading, Santa delivered seven Pillow Pets to your house.

It's time to protect that investment -- or at least attempt to clean off some of that blue yogurt and unidentifiable stuff caked up by the floppy beak. Here are the simple steps to cleaning a Pillow Pet without ruining it, maiming it, and maybe even while keeping your sense of humor about how picky these babies can be.

What tips do you have for keeping Pillow Pets reasonably clean?