Friday, July 23, 2010

A safer way to disinfect!

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Get Answers: How can I safely clean my child’s toys and play area?
Janelle Sorensen

Friday, July 23, 2010 .You ask, we answer. Find all of our frequently asked questions or ask your own by visiting Get Answers.

QUESTION: How can I safely clean my child’s toys and play area?


In your own home, many clean-up duties can be handled by water alone. If your child’s been sick (or someone else in the house has been), you may prefer something stronger.

A homemade disinfectant cleaner can be made with:

I teaspoon of borax
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1/4 cup liquid soap
2 cups hot water

Mix in a refillable spray bottle and you’re good to go! Plain baking soda will remove stains (make a paste by adding a bit of water) as well as deodorize (sprinkle around, leave for 15 minutes, and then vacuum). Browse our website for easy recipes for cleaning products.

Learn more about cleaning specific items like unfinished wood toys and stuffed animals by reading Keeping Toys Clean to Make Playtime Pure.

You may also be interested in watching our Healthy Byte video “How Do I Clean My Scummy Bath Toys?”

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1 comment:

Matt and Brianna said...

Thanks for this!! I was just wondering if you know of a safe ant/bug killer?! We have been dealing with this for a WHILE!!! I have tried all the stuff at sprouts. We also just got a new puppy so I am even more weary of these pesticides. Any ideas?