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Initial post: Apr 11, 2012 8:07:57 PM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
Anyone have a suggestion for a safe way to wipe off all the infant toys that get mouthed? Some can be washed but many of them have chimes or such things in them. One company said 7th generation wipes but I know these will just get mouthed again and I don't want her ingesting chemicals.
Any suggestions would be helpful. TIA

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 3:52:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 12, 2012 3:53:48 AM PDT
Gabriela says:
Vinegar! You can use it straight or diluted half-and-half with water; it'll kill lots of germs, it's safe to eat, and the smell fades after a few hours. You can just use a regular (clean) wash cloth with it. White or apple-cider--either works fine.

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Posted on Apr 12, 2012 5:19:24 AM PDT
I would make a vinegar spray with water, add some tea tree oil to it.

I use a spray bottle filled with water, witch hazel, and few drops of tea tree and lavendar oil to spray on a washcloth when I need to wipe my daughter's buns during diaper change. So much less harsh.

Another thing I just came across but haven't tried yet- Fill a quart jar with orange peels (should be organic in your case) so keep a jar on hand and fill it up with those peels as you consume citrus fruit- Grapefruit, lemon, tangerines... then fill the remaining space with white vinegar and let sit about 10 days. After 10 days pour it into another container- This should make a great smelling all-purpose cleaner great for use in a spray bottle.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 10:01:42 AM PDT
diasha78 says:
You can also buy this: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2747241
My friend gave it to me and it was pretty useful for sanitizing toys.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 10:46:12 PM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
Thanks everyone for your suggestions..I'll be trying them soon. I figured vinegar would be in there & I was going to just make a dilute baking soda solution and scrub with new toothbrush. Thanks again for your help!

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 1:53:20 PM PDT
SarahD says:
Are you looking to actually clean gunk off them or just kill germs? For germ killing, you can try setting them in strong sun for awhile, as sunlight will help kill germs. I buy a lot of used baby stuff (don't tell Amazon :) and wash with hot soapy water (preferably) or wipe with vinegar or similar, rinse thoroughly and then give them a sunshine bath.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012 3:02:48 PM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
Thanks for the tips. Wanted something to clean new items & also after they are chewed on without some awful taste. Forgot about 'sun'power.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 12:04:24 PM PDT
Sun is a great suggestion- wonderful stain remover too.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:40:39 PM PDT
7th generation products do NOT contain chemicals. Melaleuca brand products are safe as well and no chemicals. Or as others have said here, your own===vinegar and water, dilute baking soda and water, many easy to find recipes online. However, if you wish to buy, it's Melaleuca(my 1st choice) or "Method" brands or 7th Generation products.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 4:50:10 AM PDT
Sportygal says:
TeA tree oil can be allergenic so I would avoid using it with babies.....

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 6:11:57 PM PDT
There is this great natural oil spray at William Sonoma, they have several different scents. It's all natural and smells good too. But I would trust plaid old vinegar the best, it's cheaper and cleans germs. There is also dapple, which is all natural and has a huge cleaning line. My youngest son is autistic and puts everything in his mouth, I clean with viengar from a bottle boy at home depot!

Posted on May 1, 2012 11:24:07 PM PDT
LeeCee says:
I like Dapple. It is sold in baby stores and works great! It also has a lavender scent.

Posted on May 10, 2012 10:15:09 AM PDT
kitkat says:
Vinegar and water in an spray bottle. Put them in the tub to dry. Or you could use rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle and rinse afterward.
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