If you have a kid then cleaning and sanitizing their toys needs to be a part of your daily routine.

Toys are literally a breeding ground for germs – and you need to protect your child from them. How to do that? By disinfecting the toys at least twice a day. For example, once in the morning and once at night.

Of course, if your child’s’ favourite toy is a teddy bear then you can’t magically spray it with a disinfectant – you have to wash it in the washing machine. If that is the case then I recommend washing it at least once a week.

But if they are hard plastic toys

If the toys your kid plays with are made from hard plastic then you can easily spray them with disinfectant and it will be enough to remove the germs on the surface.

I like making my own disinfectant because I think the commercial ones contain way too much harsh chemicals that I don’t want around my kids.

How Do I Make My Disinfectant?

It’s really easy – I mix a cup of white vinegar, a cup of distilled water, and I add 30 drops of lavender essential oil that has antibacterial properties and will make my disinfectant stronger.

How do I use it? I spray the toy and let the liquid stay from a few minutes before I wipe it with a cloth.

Another way to disinfect toys?

I wanted to give you some options because using a disinfectant is not the only way you can disinfect toys.

– You can use your dishwasher!

Yes, simply throw the toys in the dishwasher and run a cycle. Your dishwasher will do all the magic and will remove all germs.