Keep baby happy and healthy with clean toys. Natural cleaning methods can also be used when you clean toys by combining water with either vinegar or baking soda.
Wash baby’s favorite toys daily and sanitize other toys weekly.
Clean baby toys quickly with a baby wipe when you are out and do not have access to a sink. Use wipes to clean dropped toys or stroller toys, or give the baby another toy until you can properly clean the dirty one.
Clean teething toys and other toys which baby has mouthed using hot water and dish detergent. Hand wash the toys in the sink or use a plastic dishwashing tub designated for this purpose only.
Combine equal parts distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Label the bottle. Spray the mixture on toys and let set for 15 minutes. Dry off the toys.
Use a new scrubbing sponge to removed caked or hardened food or unidentifiable objects from baby’s hard plastic toys or wooden toys.
Cleanse toys naturally using one quart of warm water combined with 4 tbsp. of baking soda.
Sanitize hard, plastic toys weekly or biweekly by placing them in the top rack of the dishwasher. Use the heat-drying option.
Put hard and durable toys in a pot of boiling water for ten minutes. Dump out the water and toys into a colander in the sink.
Freshen stuffed animals between washings by sprinkling baking soda on their plush coats. Let the baking soda sit for 15 minutes. Dust it off over the sink.
- Don’t forget to remove batteries from any toy you will be submerging in water.
- Don’t wash all of baby’s toys at the same time unless she is sleeping.
- Do not boil any rubbery toys as the rubber may disintegrate over time and create a possible choking hazard.