How To Clean Your Kids Toys


By: ABDULMALIK ADETOLA

Toys are one of those things that pacify and keep our kids busy.  As we all know, kids can be carefree while playing with their toys. Most of the times kids put the toys directly inside their mouth or drop them on the floor. This exposes them to germs which can affect their well being and cause diseases. It is therefore important to ensure that these toys are clean and free from germs.

It is the collective responsibility of every parent or care giver to make sure that their kids toys are safe to use at all times. In the recent times, there are many cases of new communicable diseases like Covid-19 and other flus which are easily spread through contaminated services and dirty hands. This makes toys to be ideal tools of transferring these diseases and bacteria from contaminated surfaces to your child. Proper cleaning and sanitizing your kids toys will ultimately keep your little one protected and safe.

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Kids playing with their toys

Are you looking at your baby’s toys and wondering how they got so unkempt? You sincerely know they need to be cleaned, but where do you start? What do you use to keep the toys clean? These are some of the questions that you will get answers to in this article. So, keep reading.

To clean your kids toys you will need lots of clean water, soap - liquid hand soap is preferable since it kills bacteria effectively, and a clean towel to wipe the toys. At this point, the big question lingering in your mind is how to go about  cleaning these toys. Here is a simple procedure.

#1. Get a bowl of clean water

#2. Add bleach to the water

#3. Sort out the toys

#4. Place the toys in the bowl, and let them soak in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes

#5. Add the liquid hand wash to the water or antibacterial soap. 

#6. Scrub the toys one after the other with a wet sponge

#7. Afterward rinse the toys with clean water

#8. Make use of paper towels or clean washcloths: Use these to pat-dry toys after cleaning

#9. Sun dry the toys especially the metal ones. The heat from the sun helps in killing germs.

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Little girls playing with their toys

With the above steps, regular cleaning of your kids toys and getting rid of harmful bacteria on them is as easy as one two three. Some toys will follow a slightly different procedure depending on the material used. It is advisable to follow the cleaning procedure attached on each toy to ensure that they don't get damaged in the process. Zuri's Baby Corner toys section wishes you memorable playful moments with your kids. Always remember that clean toys mean hale and hearty kids.