For mamas trying to keep harsh chemicals out of their home, and out of their toddlers mouths, bleach is not an option for cleaning bath toys. So here are a few green ways to scrub the mold and soap scum off Rubber Ducky and Daffy Dolphin, from Answers and Todder Moms:
-- Fill the tub with 3 to 4 inches of water, add 1 cup vinegar and soak for about 30 minutes before rinsing. You'll disinfect the tub at the same time! -- JHjelle827
-- I fill a plastic utility tub with 3-4 cups of white vinegar and let the toys soak while I clean my toilets and tub. Then I dump them into the tub, rinse and let them air dry. --happy6
-- Throw them in the dishwasher (assuming you use an eco-kind dish washing detergent). -- anonymous
-- I use just wipe them with rum or vodka once or twice a year. -- purpleducky
-- I use a combo of white vinegar and tea tree oil -- it works well, smells good, and is antibacterial without any dangerous chemical residues. -- mom2aspclboy
How do you green clean your toddler's grimy bath toys? And how often?
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