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    Re: using wipes for quick sanitizing of toys

    Is it okay to use those disinfectant wipes like Clorox or Kirkland brand on toys? I'm thinking to use that to quick-wipe a toy that's been sucked on by a child (before the next child gets at it!)

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    They suggest to wipe down with a warm wet cloth after to get rid if the residue but admittedly, I sometimes don't get around to this!!

    What I'll do is give the kids baby wipes to "help" me and they clean the toys after I wipe them down

    Also, when it notice a toy has been mouthed, they are made to go put it in the sink and I'll clean them the next time I do dishes. Hoping that this also curbs the appeal to mouth toys because they won't have it to play with for awhile! Haha

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    I have a container that the kids put the mouthed toys into, and I wash them when its full.

    For the bigger toys that get sneezed on, I will wipe with warm water during the day, then sanitize them after the kids go home or during quiet time.

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    I have a organic kid friendly non chemical spray I use. U spray and let dry no wiping required. I keep it hardly for big toys during the day. I quickly spray tell kids wait a few mins till it dries then can play. Little toys that get mouthed I put in sink as soon as they drop it and wash it later

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    I use vinegar diluted with water it works the best for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by babydom View Post
    I have a organic kid friendly non chemical spray I use. U spray and let dry no wiping required. I keep it hardly for big toys during the day. I quickly spray tell kids wait a few mins till it dries then can play. Little toys that get mouthed I put in sink as soon as they drop it and wash it later
    Can I ask what the name of the spray is that you use and where you purchase it? Thanks.

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    it was Seventh Generation I got it at target when it was in Canada. Sadly my last bottle is done . But a parent told me there is a similar one sold at Walmart. GreenWorks I think it's called

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    There was a thread here a while ago and we were all talking about disinfecting, etc. I had always been using alcohol, but I did some research and found that diluted bleach is the best for disinfecting. As far as disinfecting the toys, I do that with all the toys at the same time. I will only spot clean when there is a cold of something going around. I have found that when I say, "put it in the sink," then it becomes a game and I'm forever washing and putting toys back into the playroom, only to have to wash them again. IMO, kids should be exposed to regular germs. I remind them constantly not to put things in their mouths and by 2 - 2 1/2, they usually stop. On the flip side of that, I have on several occasions completely closed off the playroom for a day or two until I can disinfect everything because someone came in with a nasty bug.

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    I use vinegar diluted with water for the big toys , I just got tired of bleach ruining my clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindertime View Post
    There was a thread here a while ago and we were all talking about disinfecting, etc. I had always been using alcohol, but I did some research and found that diluted bleach is the best for disinfecting. As far as disinfecting the toys, I do that with all the toys at the same time. I will only spot clean when there is a cold of something going around. I have found that when I say, "put it in the sink," then it becomes a game and I'm forever washing and putting toys back into the playroom, only to have to wash them again. IMO, kids should be exposed to regular germs. I remind them constantly not to put things in their mouths and by 2 - 2 1/2, they usually stop. On the flip side of that, I have on several occasions completely closed off the playroom for a day or two until I can disinfect everything because someone came in with a nasty bug.
    Ugh, I wish they stopped that early here! My 4 yo's are sometimes caught licking toys!! Lol. It's not a game here, they usually cry because they've lost the toy. Such an ordeal haha

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