Babies: they’re just so cute…and so, so unhygienic. Chew on a teething cookie, smear soggy cookie crumbs all over a toy, throw toy on the ground, pick up the toy and put it in their toothless little mouth—that’s all in a day’s work for a baby! The question is, how can you clean those drool-covered, crumb-embedded toys safely? You don’t want germs to accumulate, but industrial-powered disinfectants concern many parents who worry about exposing their little ones to unsafe ingredients. Not to worry—here are 4 perfectly safe, and natural, toy cleaning options:
- Babyganics Toy and Highchair Cleaner. This product is a whole lot of “non-sense,” as in non-toxic, non-irritating and non-allergenic. That’s because there is no bleach, ammonia or other ingredients you’d typically find in commercial cleaners. Everything in it is plant-based, and the product is also biodegradable!
- Method All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaning Spray. It doesn’t say “baby” on it, but with all plant-based ingredients, it’s perfectly safe. And with fragrances ranging from pink grapefruit to ginger yuzu, it’s one of those rare cleaning products you won’t necessarily want to hide under the sink as soon as you’re done using it!
- Go old school. 1 cup water, 1 cup distilled white vinegar. It smells nasty at first but the scent quickly fades. Or throw in a few drops of an essential oil you like to cut the odor.