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How To Clean Baby Toys? If you’re a parent, then you know that keeping your child’s toys clean is a necessary part of keeping them healthy. But how do you go about cleaning those toys?
In this guide, Dream Cheeky will show you the best way to clean baby toys so that they are free of bacteria and other contaminants.
Best Methods For Cleaning Baby’s Toys
Boil Baby’s Toys
Boiling is a great way to clean and disinfect hard plastic toys. You only need a pot, stove, and water.
Just like when you wash toys in the dishwasher, check that the label does not recommend boiling the toy in hot water. Make sure that there are no electrical cords or batteries attached to the toy and that boiling water doesn’t cause any damage.
Place Toys in the Dishwasher
Most toys made of hard plastic (without batteries or electric cords) can be put in the dishwasher. It is essential to read the label and packaging of any toys before you put them in the dishwasher.
To avoid toys getting all over the place after washing in the dishwasher, keeping smaller pieces in a container or lingerie bag is a good idea.
How to clean baby toys with vinegar?
Instead of using harsh chemicals like bleach, you can clean toys with a chemical-free and eco-friendly cleaning solution made of vinegar and water.
Make a solution of 1 part water and 1 part vinegar. If you don’t like the vinegar smell, add essential oil to less intense. Then get to work cleaning!
Dip the toys in the mixture, and then let them soak. To clean larger plastic toys, wooden toys, or toys with batteries or cords, you can use the vinegar-water mixture to wet cloth or spray the cleaner on the toys before wiping it off.
Environmentally friendly surface cleaners
Although some cleaners can remove germs, many parents don’t want their children exposed to them. Baby toy cleaners should not contain dyes and be biodegradable. They also need to be free from phthalates, parabens, and phthalates. It is important to use environmentally safe cleaners for toddlers and babies’ mouth toys, especially when teething.
Soap and water
It is easy to wash your hands with soap and water. This works well for toys and surfaces. With dish soap and warm running water, you can clean toys such as infant rattles, plastic blocks, and teethers in the sink.
It is not safe to clean any electrical toys that are plugged in. Toys with sounds and lights should not be washed in soap and water. The toy could stop working if water gets into the electrical parts.
Disinfectant surface wipes can be found in entire aisles of stores. These wipes can be used to clean any plastic toys with batteries that cannot be washed in soap, water, or the dishwasher.
Use a disinfectant to wipe the toys. Allow it to air dry for several minutes before giving it a gift to a child.
Special pacifier wipes are available for items like pacifiers. These wipes are made from food-grade disinfectants that are safe for babies to put things in their mouths.
Cleaning baby dolls and stuffed animals
Toys such as baby dolls and stuffed animals can be cleaned by placing them in the washing machine and dryer. However, repeated washings can cause damage to stuffed animals or baby dolls. Before washing the toy, cover it with a pillowcase.
To wash plush toys, you can use a delicates bag. You can place stuffed animals inside the bag and wash them in a front-loader washer/dryer on a gentle cycle. Before washing stuffed animals, make sure you read the label. Some specialty teddy bears are not washable.
To ensure that the stuffed animal remains safe for your child, make sure you check for loose eyes, seams, or threads after washing.
How to clean baby toys with batteries?
Make sure you remove the batteries from electronic toys and replace the cover. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the surface. We recommend using 10-15 drops of dish soap in hot water. To avoid water seepage, make sure to wring the cloth thoroughly.
Spray the electronics with hydrogen peroxide disinfectant and remove any batteries. Wait 10 minutes. After removing any liquid, wipe it off and let the battery dry for at least an hour before re-inserting.
Cleaning Wooden Toys
You might have an old toy from your childhood, or you may have picked them up just because they were interesting. Wooden toys are different and might appeal to your child, despite the strange name. It is made of wood so germs can stay.
Toys need to be washed with care. Use a damp cloth and a mixture of vinegar and water to clean it. This is essential for cleaning wooden toys in the correct way. You should not completely wet the wood as it can damage the structure or take too long to dry.
How Often To Clean Baby Toys?
Most parents know that they need to clean their baby’s toys regularly, but how often is often enough? It really depends on the type of toy and how often it is used. If a toy is used often, it should be cleaned at least once a week. But if a toy is only used occasionally, then it should be cleaned weekly.
Is it Safe to Clean the Baby’s Toys With Bleach?
Parents often wonder if it is safe to clean their baby’s toys with bleach. The answer is yes, it is safe to clean most baby toys with bleach as long as you follow the proper instructions. But it is important to note that bleach can cause stains and damage to other materials, so be sure to check the toy before cleaning it with bleach.
How do you disinfect baby toys that can’t be washed?
To disinfect baby toys that can’t be washed, you can use a disinfectant spray or wipe. You can also use a cup of rubbing alcohol to disinfect baby toys, but be sure to keep the alcohol away from your child’s eyes and nose.
Is rubbing alcohol safe for cleaning baby toys ?
Yes, rubbing alcohol is safe for cleaning baby toys as long as you dilute it with water. Rubbing alcohol is usually recommended for cleaning toys that are very dirty, but it is not recommended for toys that are not really dirty.
It is difficult to find the best way of cleaning toys that work for everyone. You can make sure your baby’s favorite toys are safe by cleaning them regularly and disinfecting them every once in a while. We hope that this guide has helped you in finding the best way to clean your baby toys.
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