MOM TALK MONDAY: HOW TO CLEAN BABY TOYS

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I asked a question several months back about how to go about cleaning baby toys. I knew that asking you all via IG stories would be the best resource of advice verses searching article after article online.
​So today I wanted to share several of the tips and advice that I have been using for the last 6 months about how to clean baby toys while keeping your babies safety in mind.

I wanted to be sure that when I am cleaning toys I don’t use any harsh chemicals because 9 out of 10 times the toy ends up in Edisons mouth.
Here is what has worked for us!

Stuffed Animals and plush rattles
I typically wash these in the washing machine with the rest of Edisons baby clothing. I use Dreft detergent that is a gentle on his delicate skin. I take them out as soon as the load is done to air dry, and never throw in the dryer.

Plastic Toys
I do these a few different ways, but if they are small I usually add them into our nightly soak in the kitchen sink with his bottles. I am just using Dawn dish soap.
If the toy is a little larger I have thrown it into the dishwasher too!

More delicate plastic toys
I make my own concoction with equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. I do add 5-6 drops of lemon essential oil to help with the vinegar smell and taste. I spray the Toys down, (cover the squeak hole, like Sophie the giraffe so no liquid drips in) sit them on a dish drying pad to dry part way. Then I use the Seventh Generation disinfectant wipes and wipe Toys clean.
(I also use these wipes as a second way to clean any highchair mess)

Wooden Toys
Be sure to never soak these in water
I use the same concoction as I discussed above. Equal parts of Water and White Vinegar.
Spray down wooden toys and wipe away right away so the wood doesn’t absorb the liquid.

​While we are on the subject of keeping things clean, I always make sure to pack the Babyganics Alcohol-Free hand sanitizing wipes in my diaper bag. I wipe down the highchair, table and of course his cute little hands before digging into our meals! 
These have been a major life saver! 


xo, Camilla 

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