It may seem unnecessary to clean toys that spend a lot of time in a wet, soapy environment. But that is precisely why you should. You’d be surprised at the mold, bacteria and soap scum that can accumulate inside kids’ wet bath toys. The following all natural ways to clean kids’ bath toys will help you rest assured that they’re safe to play with–free from toxic cleaning chemicals, as well as dangerous mold and bacteria.
Toys that squirt water are the most likely culprits to breed mold and bacteria, because they never quite dry out. To combat this issue, make an all-natural concentrate that will clean and disinfect the inside of the toys. Just mix 2 cups of white vinegar with 5 drops of tea tree essential oil. Suck up some of the solution with each toy. Let the solution sit inside each toy for about 15 minutes. Periodically agitate the toys by shaking them to loosen up any mold and grime inside. Once the toys have had time to soak, squeeze out the solution.