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How to wash soft and rubber children's toys: no trace of germs will be left behind

Alina MilsentLife
How to wash soft and rubber children's toys: no trace of germs will be left behind

Children love soft toys and take them everywhere with them - for a walk, to the playground, to bed. Toys quickly get dirty, and sometimes there are problems with washing them. And the point is not only that the wool of toys can lose its softness and become disheveled. Frequent washing leads to the accumulation of mold. This can cause serious health problems.

Children's toys should be washed properly and regularly. OBOZREVATEL has compiled basic tips to help you clean your toys properly and safely.

How to clean toys made of rubber and plastic

Such toys should be cleaned at least once a week. Experts recommend pouring hot water into a container, adding soap, and thoroughly washing the rubber and plastic with a sponge. Then you should wipe with chlorhexidine, rinse the toy again and put it to dry in the fresh air.

But be careful and check for mold in the opening of the rubber toy. If you notice it, throw the toy away immediately.

How to wash soft and rubber children's toys: no trace of germs will be left behind

How to wash soft toys

Depending on how often your child plays with a soft toy and how dirty it is, you should wash it every 1-3 months.

If you decide to machine wash your child's favorite toy, choose a delicate cycle.

It is better to buy a special laundry bag, but if you don't have one, you can use a pillowcase. The temperature should not exceed 30 °C. Make sure that the spin speed is set correctly. The best option is up to 1000 revolutions.

In summer, it is better to dry toys on the balcony or in the yard, in winter - thoroughly dry them with a hairdryer.

How to wash soft and rubber children's toys: no trace of germs will be left behind

How to hand wash toys

Some toys require hand washing. Pour warm water into a container, add baby shampoo, laundry detergent, or soap, and rub the toy thoroughly with your hands.

The main thing is to get rid of the cleaning agents completely, so rinse several times.

How to clean soft toys with an electronic mechanism

Soft toys often have electronic mechanisms built in, and it is impossible to remove them before washing.

Such toys can be cleaned with soapy water and a microfiber cloth. Apply soapy water to the microfiber and wipe the toy. Then rinse the cloth in clean water and walk through the fur several times to remove any soap residue.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that Ukrainian experts named toxic children's toys.

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