- Step by step how to clean teething toys
- How to sterilize teething toys
- How to clean wooden teething toys
- How to clean water-filled teether
- How to clean cloth teethers
- How to Clean Sophie the Giraffe
- How often should I clean teething toys?
- Can you boil teething toys?
- Will vinegar kill germs on toys?
- How do you disinfect toys that can’t be washed?
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Baby Teethers are always in the baby mouth so they need to be clean always. In this article learn how to clean teething toys
Step by step how to clean teething toys
- Wash with hand using warm soapy water
- Use a mixture of baking soda and water
Mix baking soda and water
Soak microfiber cloth in the mixture.
Wipe the teething toys using a damp cloth with a mixture of baking soda and water.
You can use the same mixture and soak them for a few minutes.
- Use of a mixture of warm water and white vinegar
You need one part water and one part white vinegar 50/50. Mix both of them in a bowl.
Soak the teething toy in the mixture of warm water with white vinegar. After 15 minutes rinse with clean water.
You can wipe the toy using a soft washcloth with a mixture of water and vinegar.
- Use dishwasher
Before using this method make sure the teether is dishwasher safe.
Put the teething toys in the laundry mesh bag. The laundry mesh bag prevents toys from falling in the dishwasher
Use dishwasher top rack to clean teething toys.
Hot water in the dishwasher will clean and sanitize teething toys
How to sterilize teething toys
- Use of boiling water
Put the teething toys in boiling water for five minutes. Remove them and let it completely cool before giving to the baby
- Use of microwave
When using sterilizing bag add 60mls of filtered water, close the bag, set microwave from 700-1100watts, and sterilize for 3-minutes. After 3 minutes remove the bag from the microwave drain the water.
Sterilizing using Microwave Steam Steriliser you need to fill the base with 250 ml of water, load the teethers, set microwave from 1000 watts and sterilize for 4-minutes
- Use of a mixture of vinegar and water.
Soak the teething toys overnight using a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water 50/50
How to clean wooden teething toys
Wooden teething toys are not supposed to soak in water. Wood absorbs water quickly and develops mold if not dried well.
Clean wooden teething toy by wiping using a dry microfiber cloth with a mixture of vinegar and water.
Wipe the wooden teething toy.
You can use pacifier wipes to wipe the wooden toys or toys that use batteries.
How to clean water-filled teether
Use warm water and soap and hand washes them.
You can clean them in the dishwasher but make sure they are in the laundry mesh bag. The laundry mesh bag prevents toys from falling in the dishwasher.
The water-filled teether should not be sterilized using hot water but cold water.
Add cold water in a container and add a sterilizing tablet
Soak the teether for a few minutes
How to clean cloth teethers
The cloth teether is made of terry washcloth material or cotton.
You can take care of them by soaking in hot water and use baby soap to clean them
Most of the cloth teether can be put in the washing machine, put them in the pillowcase/ laundry mesh bag before throwing in the washing machine, wash it in a delicate washer and air dry.
Always read manufacturer instructions to confirm whether the teether is washing machine safe.
How to Clean Sophie the Giraffe
Frequently asked question
How often should I clean teething toys?
You should clean teething toys once per week
The teething toys should be cleaned when the baby is recovering from illness.
After playing with other children since other babies might have put your baby teether in their mouths.
Can you boil teething toys?
All other teething toys can be boiled except wooden teether, teethers using a battery, and water-filled teether.
Will vinegar kill germs on toys?
Yes! Vinegar is a natural disinfectant
How do you disinfect toys that can’t be washed?
Wiping them using a damp cloth with a mixture of vinegar and water/ mixture of baking soda and water.
You can wipe using a damp cloth with warm soapy water.
Use pacifier wipes to wipe the surface.