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Keeping Clean with Kids: A Safe way to clean baby toys

We all know the mess that our kids can make, leaving us with the cleaning up to do! Cleaning baby toys is probably not your favourite chore, that is why we give you top advice on keeping your house clean with kids, including tips on washing blankets and soft toys. Read on to see how we do it!

Key Steps:

  • Put soft toys in an empty pillow cover before putting them in the washing machine.
  • Use just a little bit of cleaning product to not over-soak the toy in soap.
  • Do not use bleach on their toys as it is a very harsh chemical.

Always test your cleaning product on a small area first to see whether there is no damage, before applying it on the whole toy.

The one things babies do, especially when they’re teething, is put toys in their mouth. However, they should not put everything in their mouths of course! This is why Persil, otherwise known as Surf Excel, have provided you with an informative article on the safe way to clean baby toys, so that your child can play care-free again!

We all love to watch our babies explore the world – unfortunately, sometimes this exploring is paired with chewing, nibbling, and putting things in their mouth. This fills us parents with fear – what if it hurts her? You don’t want her falling sick due to some nasty bug! This is why cleaning baby toys is extremely important – clean soft toys have a much smaller chance of hurting your babies, or making them ill. We have three tips that show a safe way to clean baby toys – that are highly effective, just for you!

1. How to clean soft toys in the washing machine

Keeping Clean with Kids: A Safe way to clean baby toys

Cleaning baby toys does not have to be hard! Often, you can just put them in the wachine machine, and you are good to go – just check the label to make sure that the toy can safely be washed in the washing machine. Also, if there are any tears in the toy, make sure you stitch them up properly so that there is no further damage to the toy – this would cause for one angry baby, which we would like to avoid at all cost! The last thing to do when cleaning baby toys this way is to put them in a pillow cover, to make sure that they are completely protected from any harm. These steps should make cleaning baby toys a bit easier and effective, but we have two more methods to share with you – just read on!

  1. How to clean plastic baby toys with Dishwashing Soap

Plastic toys are among the easier to clean baby toys, just a quick wipe will often do the trick. However, it is always a good idea to wash them once in a while, to make sure that they stay nice and hygienic, and nothing happens to your beloved children. Luckily, using a regular dishwashing soap is a great way to do this, so you can save some money by not buying those expensive cleaners – it is not necessary at all! Just leave the plastic toy to soak in a bowl with hot water and dishwasher soap, use a brush is necessary, and rinse well. After that, dry the toy naturally, and voila – you are done. Cleaning baby toys has never been easier!

  1. Gentle Detergents Work Best for Baby Blankets

Does your baby also have a favourite blanket – one they just cannot do without? Then you also know that it can be very tricky to clean it! Luckily, the favourite blanket can be washed in the washing machine, dried outside in the shade, giving a quick result! Hopefully the small one will not miss it too much. However, because it is their favourite blanket, a little bit of special care should be given to it – especially if they bite or chew on it regularly. This is why we like Surf Excel, which also works great with your babies’ skin – you will just love the look in their eyes when they are finally reunited with their favourite, fresh-smelling blanket!

Top Tip


Your child’s favourite teddy bear will get stiff and dirty from time to time. To make sure that your child can enjoy fresh and clean baby toys, wash them with a good quality laundry detergent like Surf Excel. The teddy bear will look as good as new in no time, and your child will have a smile from ear to ear when reunited with his favourite teddy bear. Be sure to check the label on the toy to see if it is machine washable.