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ABC Toys For Toddlers

You may be wondering how your baby’s toys became so dirty. They’re only little! But it turns out that when you get down to the nitty-gritty of life as a parent, cleaning up after them can seem like an insurmountable task sometimes – not just because they have such small amounts impact on our daily lives but also due in part to their constant need for maintenance and attention; which we simply don’t always have time for around here.. So let me tell ya about my experience with this issue (which was quite frustrating at times), along with some solutions I found helpful and simple.

Why Is It Necessary To Clean Baby Toys?

Babies enjoy playing with toys, but consider what they do with them. They toss them around the floor, slobber on them, spit on them, and then stuff them in their mouths.

These toys may contain germs that might make your infant ill. This is especially true if another member of the family has just become unwell and touched the item. Or perhaps you had a playdate where other babies used the toys and left germs behind.

Cleaning infant toys on a regular basis is crucial to prevent germs from taking root. This is especially true of soft toys like teddies and spongy toys.

How To Care For Baby Toys

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting toys, each one will bring a unique set of obstacles. Let’s take a closer look at some of these.

1. Soft Toys and Teddies

Fabric toys may become filthy rapidly and end up harbouring harmful bacteria. Check the toy’s label to see which method is best for cleaning it.

Some will sort through the clothes, while others will not. If your child spits up on a teddy, wipe it immediately with a moist towel and a mild soap solution.

If they can be washed in the machine, use a baby-safe laundry detergent. To assist with germs, you might add a cup of vinegar.

Toys that cannot be washed should be softly hand washed in mild soap and allowed to air dry in the sun.

After hand washing, these toys can be placed in a low-heat dryer cycle. In either scenario, heat aids in the killing of bacteria. Disinfect them regularly, just as you would with machine washing.

2.   Bath Toys

Bathtime is enjoyable for babies, but they inevitably pee in the tub, and you hope that’s the last of it. Then there’s the filth and grime you have to wash off their little bodies. Plastic ducks and other toys are floating around in it all.

You get the idea. This is an ideal breeding place for pathogenic bacteria and mould. Every time these toys are used, they must be cleaned and dried.

After each bath, wash them and hang them to dry in a net bag or an open basket that enables the water to drain. You might also disinfect them by dipping them in a bleach solution containing 1.5 teaspoons of bleach per gallon of water.

These are the most challenging baby toys to clean. When in doubt, toss it out – your baby’s safety is more essential than rescuing a cheap bath toy.

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3.    Plastic Toys

All babies like playing with plastic toys. They come in various sizes and designs, ranging from a basic rattle to a battery-powered toy with lights and music.

Some simple plastic toys are dishwasher-safe, which is an excellent cleaning method. Otherwise, clean them with hot water and dish detergent daily.

Remove the batteries from toys with a battery compartment before washing them down. Clean the battery compartment with an old, dry toothbrush.

4.    Toys Made Of Silicone And Rubber

Silicone toys are soft, squishy and light. Babies can handle them with little risk of damage because they’re so flexible, which also means these sex dolls pick up germs quickly! To keep them clean, you’ll want to follow the same cleaning steps as recommended above for other types: use 1 part vinegar (or lemon) water 2 parts hot tap water or mix equal amounts of infant-formula mild soap & shampoo followed immediately by 30 minutes sitting time before rinsing off under running fresh water.

5.     Wooden Toys

Wooden toys for kids, like building blocks, train systems, rocking horses, and others, are made of natural wood. Some wood contains little crevices where dust and pathogens can accumulate.

Cleaning wooden toys necessitate some caution. You don’t want to get the wood wet since it will deform when it dries. Because wood is porous, moisture can become trapped and become a source of mould.

Using the 50/50 vinegar solution we stated before, dampen a towel. Remove any dirt from the grooves using a soft brush.

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