Naturally Cleaning Bath Toys

Naturally Cleaning Bath Toys

Natural Ways to clean bath toys Natural Ways to clean bath toys

Most Kids seem to LOVE bath time. My daughter is one of them! I honestly don’t think we could ever have “too many” bath toys (at least according to her). Needless to say I think most kids feel that way :). With all of the baths those little kiddos take, their toys can get pretty yucky and fast too. Water also tends to get inside the toys (and stay there) which can then allow mold and other bacteria to grow inside of the toys. When bath time comes around that mold and bacteria gets released back into the bath water that our sweet little kids are sitting and playing in. I think its important to clean them often and after each bath I like to try to squeeze all of the water out. I have also tried hot gluing the holes which did end up working for a while but eventually the glue came out. It may be something I might try again though.

I have heard that many parents clean their children’s toys with bleach, which I am highly against. Bleach is said to get rid of mold but it actually doesn’t. It basically just “bleaches” the mold making it look like its gone. I also cant fathom soaking my daughters toys in bleach then letting her bathe with them after. No matter how well I’ve rinsed them off I would always worry about it getting released back into her bath water then being absorbed into her skin.

One of the best ways I’ve found to clean bath toys is with Vinegar. I have also heard of people using their dish washer which is also a great idea but I feel like this vinegar method really gets the inside of the toy clean. Here is how to do it;

1. Mix 1 cup of distilled white vinegar to 1 gallon of hot water in a clean sink or clean bucket

2. Make sure to fill each bath toy with the vinegar water mixture (until they are totally full)

3. Throw all of the toys in the sink (or bucket) and let them soak for at least 30 minutes or even an hour

4. Wash the outside of each toy with a natural soap and when you rinse them make sure to squeeze out ALL of the vinegar water from inside of the toy.

5. Let them dry completely before you use them again in the bath  

and there you go! It’s that simple! I try to do this at least 1-2 times a month if not more. This may vary depending on how many baths happen at your house πŸ™‚

I hope you find this useful because I seriously love this method and I never feel like my daughters toys have gross mold growing in them. Just one more thing to make me rest easier at night hahaha πŸ™‚

 Ness Name

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  1. Sheena

    Hi I love your site! So many great tips and recipes. Have you ever tried Norwex to clean your home? I love it and you can clean 90% of your home with just their microfiber and water. It’s great you should check it out sometime! I also sell it if you ever want to try something out.

    1. Author

      Hi Sheena, Thank you so much! I actually have and I love Norwex too! I use their cloths all the time as well as the dryer balls πŸ™‚ I may be interested in getting some more items soon and it’s great to know that you sell their products. I will def. keep that in mind πŸ™‚ Can you send me an email with your info for future reference? Thank you! Take care!

  2. Hanna Muller

    Great article, Nessa! Squirters are fun to play in a tub, my daughter loved them. But after i personally saw what grows inside those toys, i switched to hermetically sealed ones. My daughter loves them too and they don’t pose any health problems. I found some excellent bath toys on Amazon made of natural rubber! Cheers.

    1. Author

      Hanna, Thank you for sharing! I didn’t know about the Hermetically Sealed natural rubber toys. I really appreciate the recommendation and I will def. be looking into switching out my daughters toys. They look really neat! Thank you again! πŸ™‚

  3. Josie

    Vinegar is the best! I love it and use it around the house for any moldy situation and it’s also great for cleaning windows as well. I always keep a spray bottle at hand. Josie πŸ™‚

    1. Author

      Josie, Thank you for stopping by! I agree! I too use it all over the house. It makes a great floor cleaner, countertop cleaner, I even use it on my wood tables, and you can’t forget cleaning fruits and veggies. Yay for Vinegar right! πŸ™‚ I appreciate your feedback. Best Wishes πŸ™‚

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