The best way to clean kids bath toys to keep them mould free and squeaky clean – cleaning tips that really work!
How to clean kids bath toys
You’d think that bobbing up and down in a bath of soapy water most nights of the week would be enough to keep bath toys clean….. Wrong!
After just a few weeks of use your child’s bath toys can quickly get covered in yucky black mould and mildew and do you really want that in the bath with the kids?
This type of black yuck is a breeding ground for bacteria as well as looking disgusting!
As with most things it’s easier to manage if you keep on top of things and clean them regularly from the beginning rather than letting them get yucky. You can do this easily with our cleaning tips below.
How to clean children’s bath toys
- After each use – squeeze excess water out of squirty toys and leave all the bath toys to dry on a clean towel before storing away until next bath time.
- Soak them once a week in a sink of hot soapy water with a couple of cups of white vinegar added. With squirty toys make sure you suck up some of the soapy vinegar solution inside the toy and squeeze out a few times to really clean the inside of the toy too.
How to clean mould off kids bath toys
But… if you’ve not done this then you need to get scrubbing.
Note – this method is not suitable for squirty toys or toys you cannot rinse easily.
- Fill a sink with hot water add the correct quantity of Milton as per the bottle instructions.
- Soak all the toys in the cleaning solution for at least an hour. Then rinse and run a fresh sink of hot water with washing up liquid.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub off any remaining mould.
- Rinse very well to remove all the cleaning solution.
- Leave the toys to dry then put away.
Important safety information! – don’t use a bleach solution to wash squirty toys as it’s difficult to rinse fully out of the inside of the toys and would then pose a danger to your child. If squirty toys don’t come clean with a vinegar and soap solution then they need discarding.
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