Jill Duggar Reveals Why She Freezes Her Son’s Stuffed Animals

The Duggar family became famous for their unique way of life. As Jill Duggar Dillard got older and started her own family, fans were curious to see how she would raise her children. Jill has been open with her followers about raising her sons Samuel and Israel David with husband Derick Dillard. Now, she has revealed why she freezes Samuel’s stuffed animals.

Jill Duggar Dillard (L) of the Duggar family and husband Derick Dillard visit 'Extra' at their New York studios
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Why does Jill Duggar freeze stuffed animals?

Freezing things like grapes or candy for your kids is pretty normal, but stuffed animals? Not so much. But Jill has a method to her madness.

“So, I am freezing Sam’s stuffies again,” she said on her Instagram Stories. “I should have done this [already], [it’s] long overdue now. He has allergies, like I said before. His allergist recommended that I freeze his stuffies or, you can put them in the dryer. But sometimes I feel like the dryer is a little harsher on them, so I am freezing them.”

Jill then filmed herself bagging up the animals.

“I bag them up to keep moisture from getting on them while they’re in the freezer,” she wrote over the video.

Does Jill wash the stuffed animals too?

Jill doesn’t just freeze Sam’s stuffed animals, she also washes them.

“We can wash most of the stuffies (and drying will kill the dust mites too) but to cut down on washing and drying them until they fall apart, the allergist recommended freezing them for a few days,” she wrote on her story.

This time, the mom of two froze the stuffed animals because her son was having a reaction.

“[Sam] woke up with red eyes, red itchy eyes, this morning, sneezing. I had been working in their room, going through some clothes, and I got in the garage and pulled out some new stuff and I forgot to wash the stuff that I pulled out,” she said. “So, I went ahead and washed everything today — all the clothes that I was upping his size in and all that. So, hopefully, that helps but it was a good reminder for me to go ahead and freeze his other stuffies to, kind of, kill all the dust bunnies like his allergist recommended.”

In the meantime, Jill gave her son some medicine to help with the reaction.

“I gave him more of his allergy medicine this morning,” she said. “So, Sam has just, like, off the charts dust allergies. That was like, his one thing they said was super bad, so hopefully, he’s better.”

Are Jill Duggar Dillard and Derrick Dillard close to the rest of the Duggars?

Though fans first met Jill on 19 Kids and Counting, when she was living in her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s, home, she hasn’t been back to their house in years as there are “a lot of triggers” in the home.

“There’s been some distancing there,” Jill said in a YouTube video. “We’re not on the best terms with some of my family. We’ve had some disagreements and stuff, but we’re working toward healing definitely and restoration. But we’re having to kind of just take some time and heal.”

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