It is important that your baby’s bath toys stay clean. Although they can be quite enjoyable for babies, they can also make them sick if you are not careful. Some baby bath toys can be breeding grounds for bacteria, mildew and germs. Your baby can in turn put the toy in their mouth, which may lead to illness or allergies. You can minimize the likelihood of this by regularly cleaning your toys. But what’s the best way to clean your toys you ask? Well here are some tips and strategies on how you can do that.
Air drying toys is the most common way of cleaning baby bath toys. It is best to air dry your toys after every bath. It’s best not to leave them in the bathroom to air dry because the humidity from the showers that you or other people in your household may take will prevent the toys from drying fully.
You should wash your toys with soap and water at least once a week. This is to get rid of all the germs that might not be killed by an air dry alone. If you make sure to do this regularly, the toys will be a lot easier to clean as dirt and grime won’t be built up as much.
Scrubbing the toys with kosher salt and a toothbrush is also a viable alternative. Kosher salt is used to clean glass fish tanks. The salt kills mold and algae, which are the exact things we are looking to kill. If you’re concerned about it being toxic, don’t be. It doesn’t have any additives so it is completely safe.
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of how to clean your bath toys. There’s nothing like watching your baby sit in their baby bath seat as they enjoy their toys. Now you can do your part to make sure that these same toys won’t place your baby in danger.