How to clean our children's toys

How to clean our children's toys

Babies spend a lot of time in contact with their games (for example, rattles and plush toys), sometimes they embrace them, sometimes they even put them in their mouths after they have fallen to the ground. Keeping them clean and disinfected is therefore very important.

Here are some useful tips to keep your toys clean and hygienic at all times.

Rattles and chimes

The toys that babies put into their mouths when their teeth are growing must be disinfected and sterilised as far as possible. To clean, in fact, rattles and chimes just wash them with hot water and a neutral detergent or disinfectant, then soak for about 10 minutes and rinse with plenty of water. As an alternative to detergents and degreasers, a good solution can also be water and vinegar or water and sodium bicarbonate in a spray: spray the toys with this lotion, let it work for 15 minutes and then rinse well.

Soft toys and puppets

The soft toys are more delicate and it is better to wash them by hand or in a washing machine at low temperatures using a common sodium bicarbonate. For soft toys that require only a hand wash an excellent remedy is the use of the potato that should be rubbed like a soap, you act for half an hour and then rinse. Remember that Bicarbonate is an excellent cleaning remedy. toys made of fabric.

What about plush toys that cannot be washed?

This type of plush can be washed dry with bicarbonate or salt: it is rubbed and brushed to remove any trace of dust. Or, an excellent remedy could be to place them in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer for about 24 hours: this simple trick will kill all dust mites.

Final advice

As long as the children are young, it is always better not to exaggerate with the soft toys, as the dust nests there very easily.

Lucia Franco

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