It is unlikely that anyone doubts that children should be washed periodically. But it turns out that every mother approaches this issue in her own way. For example, one of my friends tends to disinfect everything around the child, and so on. toys Well, if she had a six-month-old baby, no, she has quite a big boy who plays with cars and cubes.
Another friend of mine, on the contrary, believes that it is not necessary to wash toys. What for? If, after coming home, we all wash our hands and the child constantly touches the same things, she thinks so.
I adhere to the golden mean. I am too lazy to disinfect, but all the same, periodically I put order in children’s drawers and closets. Since I am an experienced mom, and I also like to systematize everything in this life, I have developed my own approach to each type of toy in particular and to cleaning in principle.
We all know how quickly toys are bored. And children grow out of them. I can not look at toy piles in some apartments. At home, we try to get rid of broken things, and even those that children do not do. I always know what toys daughters need to buy (for example, now we collect everything for the house and we need a table).
On the other hand, even if the thing was presented recently, but it did not interest the children, I try to give it to someone else. At home we keep only what we really play. How does this relate to cleaning? If you periodically conduct an audit in any things, then they themselves will bring order. And the wash will take less time.
Oh, I have a special relationship with soft toys! I do not like them. Just with all my heart. I do not know how in other houses, but here they are a dead weight. Once I decided to rub all the soft rubble. At the 4th wash, I realized that there were too many of them. I left only a minimum that fits into a small bag and no one has ever regretted it, especially our lungs.
In general, I just stuff soft toys into the washing machine. If there is a mechanism, then I first spray it out, and then I reinsert it again. By the way, then we all mix the mechanisms and rassovyvoy them not the way they were before. It turns out very funny and briefly revives interest in a forgotten dog or doll.
Plastic, plastic or all that can be washed
I deal with such items easily and quickly. We pour a basin of soapy water and just throw everything into it, in which there is no mechanism. This process is very like the youngest daughter. Then we wash the whole thing and dump it on a large towel spread out on the floor.
Those toys that run on batteries or on the network, I do not wash, but simply wipe with a damp cloth.
With dolls you can bathe in the bath, and then there will be clean and children, and lili. There are those who have a crying mechanism inside. I wipe them with a soapy wet cotton swab.
This is a separate topic for the experience. My younger daughter usually bathes with such toys. After a while, the water inside it starts to rot, and at one point, this black slurry falls directly into the bath for the baby.
Previously, I just threw such toys, because wash inside them is unrealistic. But one of my friends advised them to cut a larger hole. Then it is easy to remove water from them after bathing and the problem is stopped before its occurrence.
That’s how I put things in order in children’s toys. I do this not every week, but according to my mood and to the extent of pollution. It turns out pretty quickly and without unnecessary gestures.
Do you think you need to wash toys?