what do u use to clean ur babys toys and how?

VILMA EVETTE - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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ive heard to clean them w/clorox or pine sol...wipe them off or sink them in water...so i would like to know what do u do to clean ur babys toys, how and why?? ill appreciate ur opinions...and i got a 14 mo old and 5yr, two 4 yr , a 9 that stay w/me some times

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Andrea - posted on 11/05/2009

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NEVER USE Anything with clorox in it...its not good for your kids....Too many commercial products have been linked to childhood lukemia and autism......I found all natural disinfectants that work better than anything else and its cheaper than the dollar store!

Ashley - posted on 11/05/2009

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I use passie wipes or the wipes for your breast pump. It might sound crazy, but they clean,disinfect and are safe for the kids to put in their mouth. Hope it helps

Liz - posted on 11/05/2009

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I agree with Andrea, DO NOT USE Clorox or any other products that contain bleach or Lysol, Pine-sol, etc. There are all natural products that disinfect without toxins. Be sure the read the labels, even my botanical cleaner is only for hard non porous surfaces. I put the soft cloth items in the washing machine, if they can be washed. Otherwise I just wipe them down with dish soap (non toxic) and water and rinse. It's unbelievable what is absorbed into the blood stream because of the residue left from cleaners. Make your home a safer home.

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Christine - posted on 11/05/2009

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I use vinegar and water to clean almost everything, including toys. Anything that can be washed and immersed in water, I'll throw them in the sink and wash with seventh generation dish soap and rinse with hot water. When germs are going around in our house, I use peroxide to wipe down door knobs, light switches, bathroom, etc. These work very well, and if your child decides to lick the toy, you don't have to worry about the chemicals. To minimize germs in your house, have everyone take their shoes off at the door or outside the door if possible. Outside dirt and germs are what you really need to worry about coming in...Encourage family, guests and children to wash their hands or suggest hand sanitizer. I keep sanitizer out at all times, but make sure to keep it out of little hands. Within the last couple of years I have become more aware of natural cleaning, and eliminating chemicals of all kinds from our house. If you do buy a cleaning solution, I highly suggest seventh generation. I use it for my dishes, and clothes.

Amber - posted on 11/05/2009

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I use the chlorox wipes and will wipe them down like once a week..some toys that cant get ruined by immersing in water i will put them in sink with bleach for like 10 min and dry them ....! Every so often i go throught out the house and spray with disinfectant its like 4-5 dollars at walmart and spray doorknobs, handles, sinks toilets, etc trash can

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Heather - posted on 11/08/2009

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I use clorox regular bleach I just looked clorox on the internet and got a list on how you can clean w/ clorox regular bleach you can clean toys with it as long as they are plastic you can clean teething rings,rubber ducks,toy keys,and plastic toys...

Jamie - posted on 11/07/2009

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I use all natural products that I buy from my own business that allows me to work from home. If you would like more info you can send me a message.

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Almost anything would work, child-friendly of course. I soak toys in the sink with dish soap and rinse them off. Cloth toys in the washing machine... The only times I clean these things are when they are obviously soiled, other kids have played with them, or my children have gotten sick. Maybe I'm lazy, but I don't really see the need of doing it "just because" it has been a week.

Laura Jayne - posted on 11/06/2009

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i use milton diluted on a clean cloth ring it out so its damp and wipe ova several times then leave to air dry as towels harbour germs and bacteria
hope thats helpfull

Diana - posted on 11/05/2009

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My pediatrician said to put stuffed animals in the freezer overnight before washing them. The extreme cold will kill all the tiny bugs that get into the toys, then when you wash the stuffed animals you wash away the dead bugs. Some bugs flourish in warm water, so just washing doe not help much. As far as hard toys, I spray mine with disinfectant everyday, and soak them every month. My daughters allergies went away after all this advise from her doctor!

Rebecca - posted on 11/05/2009

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I spary mine every day. I watch kids in my home and i have a 3month old who i can't protect against H1N1 so i use Lysol spray. I lay all the toys out on the floor and spray them all over adn then throw them in the toy bin. Once a month i throw them in the tub with HOT water and Lysol 4 in 1 and let them soak...the ones that can get wet mind you. The soft toys i just spray and wipe with a wet cloth.

Katelyn - posted on 11/05/2009

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any toy that is fabric i will take the battery pack out if it has one and it goes in the washing machine and almost all of my daughter plastic toys go into the dish washer.. they toys that cannot be washed i just wipe down with baby wipes or disinfectant wipes...
also the best way to clean all those 'hard' books is wiping them down with baby wipes they are safe for the kids

Rebecca - posted on 11/05/2009

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just disinfect them with a non chemical based product in hot water and let them air dry

VILMA EVETTE - posted on 11/05/2009

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thank u everybody is just that nowdays there are so much expectations of u that is hard to know how is it that ur supposed to do everything really...plus suffering from anxiety disorder doesnt help lol

Kristina - posted on 11/05/2009

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I use "chlorine free" bleach and hot water. I soak what I can in the sink full of hot water with the "free" bleach in it for about 5 minutes. Then I rinse them off with hot water and allow them to dry on their own. I wipe everything else down with the same. The bleach does not smell and it will still disinfect the toys. I also wash laundry with the chlorine free bleach and free and clear ALL laundry detergent. The free bleach is safe for colors as well.

Tammy - posted on 11/05/2009

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i have used clorox in water to wipe things off or soak them. For a quick fix lysol spray

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