How to properly sterilize baby toys?

Every baby has a lot of toys at home. Are the baby toys that babies have fun playing with really clean and hygienic? What about their disinfection situation? After investigation and research by relevant departments, it was found that the disinfection situation of baby toys is not optimistic. Many parents do not pay attention to the cleaning of toys, and some have never even sterilized their baby’s toys. Next, let’s learn together how to thoroughly sterilize the toys that the baby has played with.

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1. Plastic toys

Put plastic toys without batteries in water. Pour in bleach to dilute and soak for about 30 minutes. Use a brush to scrub the dirty part, then rinse with clean water. Finally wipe the toy clean with a clean cloth. Then put it in a clean toy box for storage. Because the concentration of disinfectant is very low, you only need to rinse it once with clean water after soaking. If you don’t like the smell of disinfectant, or your baby’s skin is very fragile, you can rinse it several times with clean water. Then put it in a clean place to dry.

2. Cloth toys

Soak toys in diluted bleach water for 30 minutes before washing. Then use a brush to clean the stained area. Then put the cloth toys in the laundry bag. Then proceed with the normal laundry program. In addition, be sure to read the washing instructions clearly before washing, so as to avoid the deformation of the doll or the phenomenon of pilling after entering the water.

3. Plush toys

Since the plush toy is very easy to deform after washing, we can gently wipe it with a towel disinfectant, and then wipe it again with water. Bring it out to the sun often. In addition, sending it to the laundromat for dry cleaning is also a good option. If it is a detachable plush toy, you can wash it in a washing machine after disassembling it.

4. Wooden toys

Use baby oil to wipe or wipe wooden toys with diluted alcohol or alcohol swabs, then wipe again with a dry cloth. There is another point to pay special attention to. Because wooden toys are made of wood, they are very prone to moisture and borers. So wooden toys cannot be washed. Therefore, choosing baby oil to wipe is a very good choice.

4 Tips for Cleaning Baby’s Toys

Babies love to play with toys and love to put them in their mouths. Therefore, parents will be very worried that bacteria will infect the baby. Therefore, it is necessary to disinfect and clean the baby’s toys. So do you know how to sterilize it? Here are a few tips for you to help you.

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Tips 1: Hand wash and clean plastic toys without circuits, rubber toys

Plastic toys without circuits, rubber toys can be hand washed. You can start by filling a clean tub with water. Then put the toy in it. Use a clean brush dipped in a baby-specific cleaning solution to scrub plastic toys. Then rinse with clean water. Then dry the toy with a towel and put it in a ventilated place to dry it thoroughly.

Tips 2: Scrub and clean iron toys, electric toys, and wooden toys

When cleaning iron toys, you can start by finding a small square towel. Then dip it in soapy water and scrub the toy. Then rinse it off with clean water, wipe off the water on it with a clean towel, and place it in the sun to dry. When cleaning electric toys, you can first remove the battery of the electronic toy. In order to prevent water from flowing into the electronic components and damage their functions, you can wipe the surface of the toy with sterile gauze dipped in 75% medical alcohol. Alternatively, you can scrub wooden toys with 3% Lysol solution or 5% bleach solution, then rinse with clean water and dry.

Tips 3: Washing plush toys in the washing machine

Plush toys can be directly placed in the washing machine, and some laundry detergents specially designed for infants and young children can be added to wash them. Rinse, spin and hang to dry in a sunny and ventilated place. During the drying process, you can pat it with your hands at intervals. This will restore its plush, padding to its fluffy softness. For plush toys that need to be disassembled and washed, the filling should be removed first. Then use tape to stick the parts that are afraid of wear and tear. Then follow the above cleaning method to clean and dry. The filler should also be placed in the sun to dry.

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Tips 4: Dry cleaning large plush toys

Prepare a packet of kosher salt first. Then put the kosher salt in a larger plastic bag along with the dirty stuffed toy. Then tie the bag tightly and shake vigorously. After taking it out, you will find that the plush toy is clean. The kosher salt turned grey-black as it absorbed the dirt on the plush toy. This takes advantage of the adsorption effect of salt on dirt. Baking soda can also be used in place of kosher salt for the same usage.