How to clean bath toys in the washing machine quickly and easily.
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Bath toys get disgusting. This is a huge frustration for many parents, I’m sure, but it’s important to wash the toys to remove any… grossness. Washing the bath toys in the washing machine is the easiest solution for me because our washing machine and dryer are on the top floor- the same floor my kids take baths.
Recently, I went through all of the boys’ bath toys to organize, declutter, and clean them. Some had to go in the garbage or recycling- I don’t think it’s feasible to get mold out of some of these toys. I know some people try, but there’s really only so much you can do. And more mold grows back.
I am trying to find toys now that don’t have the holes, in hopes that there will be less mold buildup to worry about. I hate throwing things away. These boats and ducks from Boon are supposed to be good options. The Matchbox Boat and the Octonauts Bath Toys are mostly non squeeze toys too. They’re a bit easier to drain and dry off, as well as to wash.
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- Mesh Laundry Bags
- Dirty towels
- Dirty bath toys
- White vinegar
- Laundry soap
I used regular detergent and a rinse cycle with white vinegar.
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Monday 22nd of April 2019
You can put a bead of hot glue on the hole of any bath toy to avoid water from getting into them. Not sure if the glue would hold up because I haven’t tried it personally but I did see it on a Pinterest. mom hack. Just an idea :) good read!
Saturday 10th of November 2018
Proper cleaning of bath toy is essential for baby health, otherwise germs can attract baby. Thanks for the idea how to clean bath toy. I have boils toys regularly. I will use vinegar and bleach to wash bath toys. Thanks for sharing really helpful guide.