How to Clean Children's Toys
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Children's toys are the ones that can come in closest contact with them at any time of the day. You may have observed that the second you look away, your child will start sucking on unwashed toys – the very ones that have made their trips across the floor, playgrounds, and many other places that are full of unknown viruses. It is the parents' job to have their favorite buddy in a safest condition.
While we do provide options to disinfect toys without chemicals during the house treatment, here are some cleaning tips for you to help keep toys at germ-free as possible between weekly or monthly services.
Cleaning Tips According to Types of the Toys
1. Plastic Toys
Plastic toys are the most hassle-free ones for cleaning since it is not as easily destroyed as other types of toys. Hard plastic toys such as rubber rings and bricks can go into your dishwasher's top rack. Place the toys into a mesh bag in order to secure their position during the powerful water cycle. Wipe the toy with a clean cloth after the session.
2. Stuffed Toys
First remove dust by vacuuming or wiping on the surface. Put the toy in a mesh bag and place it in the washing machine set on a delicate mode. If you want to minimize the wearing of the toy, hand wash with a detergent or soap. Remember to thoroughly rinse with clear water at the end to make sure no residue is left
Non Machine Washable
Using a cloth dipped in a detergent solution, blot at the spot that needs cleaning. Thoroughly wipe down the treated area with a new cloth dipped in plain water to remove the detergent. For a toy that is simply dusty, you can try dry cleaning by shaking it in a bag filled with baking soda or cornstarch.
3. Electronic Toys
Since you cannot apply water to electronic toys, cleaning the surface is your best bet in keeping germs as far as possible. Before you start, disconnect the toy or remove all batteries but keep the battery compartment cover. Using a cloth dipped in a soapy water and wrung out, gently wipe the toy with emphasis on button and crevices which easily gather dirt. Rinse the surface with a cloth dipped in a clean water and wrung out.
Cleaning toys is a task that requires careful attention since you would want as little influence of chemicals on the toys as possible. For any cleaning session, it would be desirable for you to take extra effort in the rinsing stage should you choose to use artificial elements during the process. We provide individual UV disinfection of toys during our service session that is completely natural and chemical-free to help you maintain your toys in a safest condition for your children.