To keep our toys looking great, we ask that you give them a quick clean before returning to the library. It’s easy! Here are some tips to make them shine!

Tip 1

The simplest way to clean most toys is with baby wipes or antibacterial wipes. Why not keep a packet near the toys, just to make life easy when you’re rushing to get out the door.

Tip 2

For toys which need a bit more TLC, a trip to the sink for a scrub in hot, soapy water will do wonders. Please do not immerse the toys in water as sometimes water can get in and cannot be removed.

Tip 3

If the toy is very dirty, use a toothbrush or satay stick with cotton wool to get in all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Dry the toy with a clean tea towel.

 

Tip 4

If your child has been ill, please disinfect the toys – no one wants to spread those nasty germs! But please do not soak the toys in disinfectant as this can remove the colour from some plastics. Again, the disinfectant wipes that you can buy from the supermarket are great!

Article copy credit thanks to Caulfield Community Toy Library – www.caulfieldtoylibrary.com