Locate the battery compartments on your Baby Elmo doll. A compartment is located on the bottom of each foot of the doll.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the single screw holding on each of the battery compartments. Do not lose these screws. Pull off the cover to the battery compartment with your hand. You can also slip your fingernail between the base of the toy and the cover to pull it off.
Flip the power switch on the inside of the battery compartment to "Off."
Remove the existing batteries inside the Baby Elmo doll and set them aside. Your Baby Elmo doll is ready for washing.