I am looking for a safe and effective way to clean children's toys on a daily or weekly basis. We have four children (in three different schools) so lots of opportunity for sharing germs. Also, our youngest is one and puts EVERYTHING (and I mean EVERYTHING) in her mouth, so I need a cleaning method that is safe for her, too. Thanks so much for your help!
Crista from Grandville, MI
Disinfecting/Antibacterial wipes are fine for toys that cannot be submerged in water. If you can submerge them, fill a plastic tub 1/2 full of warm water with about 1/2-1 cup of bleach and let them soak. Bleach is by far the best sanitizer even today.
Put them in your dishwasher, top rack away from the heating element. stuffed toys can hit the washing machine.
I like this new Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface spray---it doesn't smell funky and says its safe to use on anything!!!
I use it alot on my son's booster seat tray.
Bleach is the best-- a 10% solution will kill HIV. I envision a spray bottle with the mixture. Plus, within 24 hours, the bleach combines with the air and goes away. Probably you could rotate the kids toys to allow the bleach to do it's thing.
I use a mild soap and water solution when washing stuffed toys. I really like the idea of disinfecting them. Won't bleach ruin the toys (discolor them or some kind)?
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