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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Toys and cleaning

Just wondering what everyone else is using to clean toys and stuff? With babies always putting stuff in there mouth to chew on it makes cleaning a little more difficult. Thanks for any input.

 
Old 01-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: Toys and cleaning

You can't go past boiling water (constant boil over 1 minute long)!

It kills most things, when you steam your bottle sterile, that is what is used so I don't see how it won't work.

Better than harmfull chemicals

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Old 01-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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Re: Toys and cleaning

Just plain antibacterial dish soap and water for all plastic toys.

 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:45 AM   #4
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If it's a water tight toy, and I think it can survive, I put it in the dishwasher. Otherwise, I do antibacterial dish soap and water.

I do have some toys (blocks) that my 2 1/2 plus year old recently spread her poop all over (sorry if TMI) and for that I will be soaking it in Lysol and rinsing it repeatedly. I have no choice for that though. For me, it's either the Lysol or throwing the toys out.

 
Old 01-12-2007, 04:10 AM   #5
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I use the dishwasher too, but top rack only. I also LOVE the Clorox Anywhere.

 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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I first used Clorox Clean-up and now I use dishsoap and water.

 
Old 01-12-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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Re: Toys and cleaning

Have you used that new Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface cleaner? I recently purchased some and it says it safe to use around kids and food. You spray it on and leave it for 2 minutes without wiping off.

I put stuff in the dishwasher every now and then, otherwise I just wipe it off or clean it with the bottles by hand.

 
Old 01-15-2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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I filled the sink with warm soapy water and soaked then washed everything that wasn't cloth. I then used a wet sponge and washed the surface for cloth toys then sprayed with lysol. I work in daycare and the way we do it there is wash stuffed animals in washing machine and use a very diluted bleach spray bottle to spray all surfaces such as shelves, walker or anythng baby puts hands and mouth on. Dont use the bleach on cloth surfaces it will turn it white/red spots.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #9
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The Clorox Anywhere spray is colorsafe, so you can use it around clothing or carpet (overspray...)

 
Old 01-18-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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Re: Toys and cleaning

Thank you all so much! I appreciate all the input. i got the anywhere spray, I love it. I had some before but kind of forgot about it after I used it up. My ds was just sick this past weekend and I got some lysol too but not for toys. My dh ended up getting REALLY sick too and I sprayed it everywhere! Thanks again.

 
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