When it comes to maintaining clean bath toys, you really have to be on top of it. Since the boats, squirt toys, pirate ships, and floating fish are often in soapy water they tend to get moldy very fast—and kids typically put bath toys in their mouths! From how to store bath toys, to when and how to clean them, here are some tips for keeping grime at bay and extending the life of your kid's favorite bathtime pals.
What You'll Need:
Mesh Storage Net
Bounty Paper Towels
Non-Toxic Disinfectant Spray
Be sure to store clean bath toys in a mesh net after your child enjoys her bathtime. This way, the toys are exposed to the air and can fully dry, avoiding moldy growth.
Once a week, squeeze any excess water from the bath toys. Spray the toys thoroughly with non-toxic disinfectant spray and allow them to sit on Bounty paper towels for 10 minutes. Rinse with water and arrange them on clean paper towels to air dry.
As an alternative, soak the toys in a solution of vinegar and water for about 10 minutes, either in the sink or a bowl. Scrub any grimy spots with a clean toothbrush and some baking soda. Rinse the bath toys with warm water before placing them on paper towels to dry.
Discard of any toys that are tough to clean or that look and feel like they have a thick film of mold.