How to Clean Toys
Some parents probably clean the toys with too much soap or with water only or put special liquid in the water, stick around and find how it’s done. Lots of babies and infants engage with toys by putting them in their mouth or drooling on them. Older toddlers and preschoolers like to play with manipulative such as blocks and trains. However, children can spread sickness to others simply by touching and playing with toys other sick children have previously come in contact with, especially during group play dates. It is a pretty well-known fact that washing your hands with soap and water is a great germ deterrent. Some toys like plastic blocks, infant rattles and teether’s can easily be cleaned in the sink using dish soap and warm water. It is never safe to wash any electrical toy that can be plugged in by submerging it in soap and water. Even toys that include batteries that activate lights and sounds should not be cleaned in soap and water because it could impact the future use of the toy. Some toys may be labeled as being dishwasher safe, the heat from the water from the dishwasher can help sanitize toys. The dishwasher has been especially great for bath toys that begin to develop mold and mildew overtime.
These days there are entire aisles in stores dedicated to disinfectant surface wipes. Simply wipe down the toy using a disinfectant surface wipe and let it air dry for several minutes before giving it to your child or another child to play with. For items like pacifiers, make sure to look for pacifier wipes, because they have been developed using sanitizers that are food grade and safe for babies that are placing items in their mouth.
And another tip that might come in handy is to make sure to read the labels on your stuffed animals
before washing them, there are some specialty teddy bears that specifically state they cannot be washed. You can try other toys form different online stores such as etoys.com
you will get all the right age toys that you need for your baby.
Date Added: 03 August 2012 11:09:33