When my kids are unwell, I want to clean their toys to prevent the germs hanging around – any recommendations on how to best do this?

Posted by anon, 1/8/13

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  • I use baby wipes to clean the toys, any really bad ones i use hot water and a little dish liquid.


  • Glen 20 for soft toys and surfaces.. Plastic toys can be thrown in Milton.


  • Buy some Dettol wipes, they are wonderful and smell great


  • if its not dirty and just to get rid of germs you cant see i would use glen 20 spray


  • I would use hot water and disinfectant. Miltons have a good disinfectant for bottle which im guessing you can use on toys as well.


  • there are some good comments here


  • Nature Direct have some lovely family friendly and natural cleaning products. Check them out online!


  • What did you end up using to clean them with?


  • Hot soapy water and disinfectant!


  • some good ideas here :)


  • I often wash the soft toys (so far they have all survived) and I wash a lot of the other toys (like blocks and plastic figures). I have been told that you can put a lot of plastic toys (without musical parts or anything with batteries) in the dishwasher but haven’t tried that yet.


  • Good ideas below – hope they have helped.


  • Very good ideas people are sharing


  • Glen 20 Spray may help


  • boil the jug and pour over the toys in the sink


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