Tips To Cleaning Bath Toys

tips to cleaning bath toys

In need of some tips to clean your kid’s bath toys??The bath toys get dirty, moldy and just disgusting while taking baths with those squeaky clean kiddos. Are you shocked? I was the first time that I decided I better clean my kids bath toys. I decided to do so one day because I noticed that some of them had black stuff coming out of them when I squeezed the water out of them. Gross, I know!! This when action had to be taken. I either needed to throw all these bath toys away and buy new ones. I thought that possibly their had to be a better idea. I found out that you can actually clean them. There will be some of the toys that are beyond saving, so just toss those one. Why toss them all when you can clean them though. I want to share a few tips on how you can clean them. Hope these tips are helpful. Also if you have any other ways that are not mentioned about cleaning bath toys please share. I would love to hear.

First method:


Fill your sink completely full with hot/warm water. Add 1/2 cup of bleach to the water. Now add all the toys to the water. Let them soak for about 2 hours. Once they have soaked you can let the water out of the sink. No fill the water back up but add dish soap to it. You can now scrub and wash those toys. Be sure to squeeze all the water and soap out of each toy a few times. That way you get all the bleach out of them and soap. You would hate to have your kids squeeze that bleach into their mouths. Dry the toys and then they are squeaky clean.

Second method:

This method uses vinegar rather then bleach. Which can be a chemical free way to go with cleaning the toys. Fill the sink up with water and pour about 1 cup of white vinegar to the water. Add all the toys into the sink. Let soak for a few hours. Sometimes I will do this right before I go to bed, and let them soak over night. That way they get extra clean. In the morning rinse them off and squeeze all the water out of them a couple of times. Then let dry.

Third method:

When you kids get done taking a bath toss all their toys in the dish washer. The water in the dish washer gets hot enough that it kills all the bacteria in them. But be sure when they are done to squeeze all the water out of them. Sometimes their might still be mold in them. If their is you can put them in some soapy water and squeeze it through a few times. It should come out easy.

Fourth method:

Once you have cleaned the toys with whatever method you prefer you can close the holes up on the bottom of each of the squeezy ones. You can do this by taking a hot glue gun and gluing the holes up.

There you have it. Now that you have cleaned the kids bath toys you are going to want to clean their regular toys. You can use the same methods to clean them as well.

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  • What great ideas! I’ve noticed my kids bath toys getting dirty too and I usually just rinse them off, but I’d never thought to put them in the dishwasher. 🙂

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      It works wonders Sam. Then I know that they are clean!

  • So useful! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share

  • I totally use vinegar to clean everything! sooo awesome!

    xo
    Candace

    • CBAsay

      Candace,
      Me too. It works great on so many things.

  • Such a good idea. I’m always soaking (and dishwashing, in some cases) my daughter’s toys. She puts them in her mouth all day long, and it grosses me out to see them on the dirty floor!

    • CBAsay

      Brooke,
      I know the feeling. They can get so dirty and gross. Hope these tips are helpful for you. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can again. Have a wonderful day!

  • I’m totally going to try the second method with the vinegar… my kids bath toys are out of control! Thanks for the tips!

    • CBAsay

      Emily,
      It works great! I need to do it more often. My kids bath toys are a little out of control right now!

  • It’s scary that kids toys can be filled with mold! I just need to remember to glue those holes shut as soon as I buy them!

    • CBAsay

      Alicia,
      I know. How gross huh??

  • Ashley

    Good to know! I like the vinagar idea!

    • CBAsay

      Ashley,
      The vinegar idea works like a charm.