Babies explore the surroundings by touching and tasting and gems or bacteria can easily end up in their mouth. Previous article, we already show you how to disinfect baby hands. This article we will learn how to sanitize baby toys and keep baby toys safe for your baby.
Cleaning baby toys
This step is performed with hot water and soap. One of the most successful ways to clean plastic toys is with warm water and soap. If you have a dishwasher, you can easily wash a big quantity of little toys with the help of lingerie bags.
You can also get these lingerie bags in almost any size (medium/small preferably). Once you have your lingerie bags ready, put all of the little baby toys inside, and then run the dishwasher for 1 cycle. If you do not have a dishwasher, anyway, you can just fill up your sink with warm, soapy water.
Next, find a clean cloth or sponge to wipe down the toys. For any washable or plush toys, throw them in the washing machine with regular detergent. Plan to dry the plush toys for 2 full cycles.
You will want to make sure the inside is dry and does not become a breeding ground for viruses. Both techniques using water and soap should perform the trick in killing germs and support keep your baby fit.
How to sanitize baby toys with vinegar
The best way to disinfecting your kid’s toys is by using a DIY home remedy like white vinegar. The ingredients you will require for this at home disinfects are as follows: tea tree oil, white vinegar, and lemon oil.
Get 1/2 a cup of white vinegar and a half cup of distilled water. Include a few drops of lemon oil and tea tree oil. Once you have a batch combined together, pour this into a spray jug and wipe down the toys you want to disinfect.
How to sanitize baby toys with bleach
In order to get rid of all germs, you will need to make a sanitize baby toy solution – combine 1 quart of water with 1 tablespoon of bleach combine. Then, moisten a paper towel with this combination and wipe down all of the toys.
Another substitute is just let them soak in the water + bleach solution in a sink or bathtub for approximately ten minutes. Ensure all the toys are rinsed fully afterward to make sure your kid is not in contact with any direct bleach.
How often should you sanitize your baby toys?
Now that we have described how to clean and sanitize baby toys, you may be wondering how often you should sanitize these baby toys. For day after day toys, such as travel baby toys, those that are forever in the diaper bag, or mouth toys, clean every week. For a few toys, even just an easy soak in a 50/50 combination of water and vinegar will perform the trick for regular cleaning. Forever clean the toys after your kid has been sick.