Clean Baby bath toys
Bathing your baby’s toys hang permanently in the bathtub and can sometimes become clogged. So they need a good cleaning from time to time. Explanations.
They spend their entire lives in water and soap … and yet thorough cleaning is necessary from time to time. They, it is the bath toys for your baby! Yes, we tend to forget, but the ducks, splash guards, books and other plastic toys beings are polished. Indeed, with the humidity, they can show signs of mold. Not really recommended for our little ones! So your child can continue to dabble, safe in the water with his favorite toys, here are some tips to clean bath toys, without chemicals.
quick cleaning of bath toys in hand
If the toys just need a little bit of clean, use a sponge, dishwashing liquid bio, scrub, rinse and let dry outdoors.
full bath toys Natural Cleaning
For a deep cleaning of toys, mostly splash guards, place small games your child in a large tub of hot water, ½ liter of white vinegar and 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak for 1 hour. Then use a sponge or a small toothbrush to clean the corners. For splash guards, make the fluid go and catch it. Finally, rinse with water, dry the toys and store them in a dry place, preferably.
If your splash guards are really dirty, yet let soak for one hour. If you’re not going to get rid of black marks, skip to the next step: Spray natural disinfectant.
Disinfection of bath toys with a spray with essential oils
This spray house is particularly advisable to get rid of mold. Also, if the bath toys for your little one have black streaks, do not hesitate to use it.
Mix in a spray bottle of 100 ml: 30 drops of essential oils of tea tree, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and dilute with water. Then just spray your bath toys with this natural disinfectant. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse and wipe with a cloth.
If the black marks persist, it will take against by throwing the toy.
Review of Pierre Popowski, homeopathic pediatrician, on the use of essential oils for maintenance:
“The properties of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, are well known antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal … The only indication is against known allergy: rare but possible during contact with the child.
Nevertheless, given the broad spectrum anti-infective activity, the benefit / risk balance is largely in favor of tea tree and sodium bicarbonate. Therefore, I see no danger in this practice of disinfection of bath toys, especially at a time when we discover the increasing incidence of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. ”
Cleaning the bath toys in the dishwasher
Put the bath toys on the top rack and run a full wash cycle at 40 ° C. Attention make sure that these toys can withstand the temperature.
Tip: For small toys (figurines), consider putting them in a colander.
Cleaning the bath toys in washing machine
Another tip for moms! Take a pillowcase, slip all bathroom toys inside, tie a knot and place the pillowcase in your machine, with the small machine. You can also use the laundry bag for underwear. Run a cycle to 30 ° C (gentle cycle) by filling softener by a glass of white vinegar (or a few drops of essential oil to scent).
A handy tip, especially if you have toys that do not support the dishwasher’s high temperature.