I don’t know why having a washable rug isn’t more common for children’s spaces. We have lived in our house just about a year, so my tiny humans have had rugs in their bedrooms and play room just about a year.
In that year, we have had so many occurrences that being able to just toss a rug into the washing machine would have been perfect. I was given a Lorena Canals rug in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own.
There was the time I walked into Emaline’s room to find a brown mess on her white rug. This mess could have easily been poop, since my girl is notorious for removing her clothing–diaper included. The mess was actually a Reeses’ egg that she spit out. Yes, she wasted a precious Reeses’ egg.
Then there was the time she threw a milk cup out of her crib. And not the no spill kind. The kind that has a nice, slow leak. I didn’t realize this had happened until close to bed time, so the rug had a nasty milk smell to it already.
We have had a few vomit episodes.
Playdoh has migrated to our upstairs. Chalk from the play room was used on a rug instead of the easel. A certain two year old has tried to help by applying her own sunscreen, before applying it to her baby dolls. Are you noticing that there is one culprit in most of these scenarios…Emaline.
Emaline, my mischievous, free spirited, sassy, bright eyed, and sweet toddler. So when I began to put together her toddler room, I knew that a washable rug was 100% necessary. My friend Megan, who has impeccable style and taste, was the first one to introduce me to Lorena Canals Rugs on instagram. There are so many beautiful washable rug designs to choose from. We have the Puntilla in Ice for Emaline’s room, and it is so cozy, she likes to curl up on it. I love the feminine, lacy details on the rug. It would be so pretty in other rooms, I might steal it when we make my walk in closet larger.
There have been more pee incidents than I can count. One of the pee incidents happened just days after we received Emmy’s new Lorena Canals Rug. She had just begun to climb out of her crib when she didn’t want to nap. And as I mentioned earlier, she is quite adept at removing her clothing and diaper. I heard some rustling so I went upstairs. There I found little miss Emaline. Butt naked. She had indeed quietly climbed out of her crib, stripped down, and peed on her pretty new rug. She then tried to clean it up, by emptying her wipe container.
Luckily for me, Lorena Canals rugs are completely washable, so I didn’t even worry about it. I just popped it into our washer, on the gentle cycle with cold water. I ended up drying it outside, because it was a nice sunny day, but I could have dried it in our dryer. The rug came out looking good as new, and Emaline wasn’t even in trouble. I mean, she was trying to clean up after herself.
Then there was the crayon incident. Here’s a tip mamas: Don’t let your two year old store her crayons in a cute Oh Joy! for Target first aid bag that she thinks is a purse. And then don’t let her carry it around.
Luckily, the crayons are washable, and came right out of the Washable Lorena Canals Rug.
She got a little artistic with her purple and yellow and brown crayons. Her Ariel chariot also got a little makeover.
Washing the rug is super easy. You just wash it on cold, on the delicate cycle and then tumble dry it on low! And it comes out looking good as new. You can vacuum it and use a hard bristle brush to fluff it up a little, but I didn’t need to.
I’m excited to share Emaline’s big girl room reveal soon, so make sure you check back to see all of the princess-y, whimsical, purple-y goodness!
Do your tiny humans like to make huge messes? Do you have a washable rug in the playroom? I’d love to hear in the comments!