The truth is your kid’s toys are their most valuable possessions, and they spend all day long dragging them around. To any child, a toy is something that they own for the very first time in their young lives. That’s why they never let go of this possession. Your kid will play with the toys outside in the backyard, inside the house, eat while holding them and even sleep by its side. We all know that germs are the number one cause of illnesses such as flu, common cold and even bacterial infections. Small kids tend to drop their baby toys on the ground, pick and put them in their mouths. This exposes them to all these germs and dirt. This means you should regularly clean and disinfect your kid’s toys to prevent the kids from falling ill due to germs. Also, they can catch contagious diseases from shared toys. Disinfecting eliminates this risk.
Toy surfaces are usually covered with all sorts of things ranging from dirt, germs, grass, saliva and even mud. Germs can easily spread among children as they share toys. Choose washable toys whenever possible. Cleaning and sanitizing toys helps to prevent the spread of communicable disease in a child care setting. Washing toys thoroughly with soap and detergent removes most dirt, grime, and saliva. It is the most important step in cleaning toys. Washing toys removes some, but not all of the germs. Sanitizing is the second cleaning step. It is important to wash toys before sanitizing them. Toys with dirt and grime on them cannot be sanitized properly. To sanitize means to remove or kill most of the germs on an object or toy. Sanitizers must be used according to label’s directions. As a general rule, wash and sanitize toys at-least every week or as soon as they get spoiled in order to keep the toys safe and the baby happy!