Life is hard enough, we certainly aren’t going to give you more chores. We chose the fleece and shag fabric because they are easy to care for. We pre-wash everything, so don’t be afraid to wash that bad boy. Throw your blanket in the washer and dryer. Nothing is better than a warm Big Babe blanket on a cold night. The only tricky part with the Big Babe blanket, is it usually turns into a giant ball in the dryer and you have to shake it out and dry it again. We wash ours in a front loading dryer and it usually takes about 30 minutes for the 2 dry cycles. It’s worth the extra effort. These blankets are fool proof and made to last.