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Old 02-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #11
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When I worked in a daycare, we disinfected toys daily with bleach water. It loses potency after 24 hours, so we made up a new spray bottle every day. I can't remember the proportions, but it doesn't take much bleach -- maybe a tablespoon in a spray bottle? That's a guess.... sorry....

I do wash DD's toys (fabric in the washer, plastic in soap and water or with bleach water) after she's had a nasty illness, yes, and every so often the bath toys and the bath mat get bleached (then rinsed a lot) to get potential mold and mildew under control.

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a tub of half water half vinegar or in the washing machine
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:13 AM   #13
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I use to use bleach water. About 1/4cup and fill the tub 1/4 full. Then I'd rinse. Now I use Vinegar and I dont measure. I only give the tub treatment about twice a year and in between I just use my vinegar water spray bottle I use for the household cleaning.
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I don't clean DD's toys unless something gets on them (smeared food, juice, etc).
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Re: How do you clean your children's toys?

I use dr. bronners castile and water. I use that and vinegar for almost everthing!
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I wipe things down with disinfectant wipes after being sick! And just throw things in the washer if they can be washed.
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If you don't want to use bleach to disinfect the toys you can also use Vinegar. To clean and disinfect baby toys add a good-sized splash of white distilled vinegar to soapy water.

Clean vinyl baby books or board books by wiping with white distilled vinegar. Wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth.

We use Vinegar for pretty much all cleaning even in Laundry.

http://www.vinegartips.com/cleaning/

Vinegar is the best!
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Re: How do you clean your children's toys?

I put all the fabric and plastic toys that don't use batteries in the washing machine. Most toys air dry and some of the fabric toys go in the dryer.
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