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How To Disinfect Baby Soft Plush Toys?

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How To Disinfect Baby Soft Plush Toys?

Soft plush toys for babies must be cleaned and disinfected, as it is well known that babies like to put toys in their mouths and they don't care about any bacteria or viruses. Therefore, mothers should always keep the baby plush toys clean and healthy. Otherwise, the children will get sick while playing with toys.

Moms should be careful when they confront with situation as follow. 

Toy disinfection is required in the following cases:

1) Your child or their friends have been sick. A sick child often clings to his favorite comfort items to help him feel better. While stuffed toys help your child feel safer and more comfortable, the germs and bacteria that he transfers to those toys are anything but comforting. In fact, flu germs can live up to 48 hours on some surfaces, increasing the risk of reinfection. Avoid the threat of reinfection and ensure longevity by washing your child's stuffed toys after being sick.

2) A toy falls on the ground. Ground or floor is not clean at all. But babies can't remember the fact. If any toys fall on the flour, parents should take it away and help clean it.

3) A toy has gotten food, milk, vomit or mucous. The toy will become dirty and contain more harmful virus. It must be cleaned and disinfected in time.

4) Your child's playmates put your kid’s toys into their mouths. Parents should clean kid's toys after occurrence of this. It is also a common situation, which is not insanitary.


What is exactly disinfecting for baby soft toys?

Disinfecting kills most germs on objects like baby toys, or stops germs from reproducing.

Remember that cleaning should always come before disinfection. Start by cleaning baby toys to remove any visible dirt and grime, then rinse with water and apply disinfectant.


Tips for disinfecting baby soft toys

Ideally, you would wash your child's stuffed animal toys in hot water every other week. Dry the toy in your dryer on high heat for at least 45 minutes to kill any lingering germs.

Hot water and heat drying should effectively eliminate any dust mites and germs on your child's stuffed animal. Diluted bleach is a safe and cheap way to disinfect baby toys. Bleach can affect the color of stuffed animals and is usually recommended only for hard, nonporous toys, not soft, absorbent ones.

Here are methods of using bleach. 

First, you should clean non-absorbent toys with soapy water, rinse with clear water, and wipe dry with disposable paper towels. 

Then, you can do disinfect with a chlorine bleach solution of one tablespoon of bleach to one gallon of water. 

At last, you should lay out toys to air dry.

If you do decide to use bleach, be sure to choose one machine-washable -- which lets you know that the product has been tested for possible risks -- and follow the label's directions for diluting and using the bleach.

But there are many baby toys that can not go in the washing machine.

For those, you can use a mild detergent and warm water to scrub thoroughly the stuffed animal's exterior. Maneuver your washcloth into every nook and cranny, then clean the animal again with plain water to get rid of any lingering detergent residue, which can make the stuffed animal's fur feel stiff or look clumpy. 

After you've cleaned them and let them dry in the sun, close stuffed animals in a plastic freezer bag and store them in the freezer for at least 72 hours to sanitize them.

Parents should take care of their kids at any time. It is important to keep germs or virus away from babies. Although sometimes it is hard to keep everything clean. Taking time to clean and disinfect them is a great strategy for happy and healthy children.

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