Cleaning and Sanitizing Children's Toys
1. Shake them up!
Baby won't part with his favorite stuffed animal for long? Place it in a plastic bag, add some cornstarch, seal the bag and shake. Remove the toy and brush away the cornstarch for a cleaner, fresher pal.
2. Dishwash Them!
Load plastic toys (rattles, blocks, action figures, etc) on the top rack of your dishwasher and let them run through a normal cycle for spotless clean toys.
3. Soak them safely!
You won't worry about Baby coming into contact with harsh chemicals when you clean his toys with vinegar. Soak them in a solution of 1 part white distilled vinegar and 1 part water. Soak the toys for 20 minutes and then rinse them really good with clean water.
4. Give Them A Spin!
Teddy and friends need a good scrub? Toss those dusty plush toys in a pillowcase, knot at the top and wash on gentle cycle in warm water in your washing machine. Transfer to the dryer and tumble dry on low.
Courtesy of Woman's World Magazine 10/20/08