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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 11:36am | IP Logged Quote rogden99

Hi there,

We are a portable church and I am looking for a better way to keep our nursery toys clean!

Right now we use Clorox wipes on all toys that are used each week .. then they go into storage.

I worry this might not be zapping all the germs. 

What's the best way for a portable church nursery to keep those toys clean and germ free?  I would love to dunk in bleach solution, but worry that the toys will go into the storage boxes wet and be nasty the next week!

Thanks,

Rachel

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 11:43am | IP Logged Quote Susie

Great question

We are a portable church too.  We wipe the toys like you do then once a month I put them all in the washer with bleech and wash them.  I let them dry before I box them up again

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 11:54am | IP Logged Quote Reed

We use this to sanitize small toys

http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=487759&cmSource=Search

Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer

 

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 11:54am | IP Logged Quote rogden99

So maybe I can continue as is and add a monthly deep clean?

ooooh I like that santitizer - do you store that with your other stuff each week?  Or does someone take it home?  How about large toys?

Thanks again!

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 1:15pm | IP Logged Quote mpayne

How do you sanitize the sanitizer????

Hmmmmm......


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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 4:14pm | IP Logged Quote sk8boarder15

We did the same as you with the clorox wipes each week when we were portable. One a month I would take two big bins home and deep clean the toys and the bins. The bins tended to get nasty by the end of the month!

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Posted: 18 January 2008 at 7:20am | IP Logged Quote HopesKidChick

We do clorox wipes too!  Reading the posts reminds me it is time to bring ours home for a deep clean.

 

Love the sanitizer!  I am also untested to know if you keep it in your bins or if it lives at someones house.

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Posted: 18 January 2008 at 8:22am | IP Logged Quote rogden99

Thanks guys!

Anyone ever use spray stuff?   Microcide TB or similar?  Someone recommended that recently but I just don't know how that would work in the portable boxes!  Seems like it would get nasty after awhile ...

Hmmmm

 

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Posted: 18 January 2008 at 7:33pm | IP Logged Quote JennMcAfee

You could always add a step and dry them off before they go in the box. I don't think that contaminates the toys, but I could definitely be wrong.

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Posted: 14 November 2009 at 3:14pm | IP Logged Quote ktdeepwater

Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any nontoxic, bleach-free ways to sanitize toys? I'm not really excited about the idea of kids being in contact with those strong chemicals, and would like to find a natural solution? Any one else use nontoxic cleaners?
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Posted: 14 November 2009 at 5:43pm | IP Logged Quote Sarah P

We use Clorox Green Works Natural Cleaning Wipes & Clorox Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner
They do the job

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Posted: 16 November 2009 at 12:37pm | IP Logged Quote wendymn

We use Shaklee Basic G or Amway Pursue Disinfectant Cleaner. They are both spray on disinfectant's that do not need to be wiped off after you spray the toys.

I also like the sanitizer for small baby toys. I need to look into that.
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Posted: 11 January 2010 at 2:02pm | IP Logged Quote MomO3Boys

We use Re-Juv-Nal spray.  We just spray the toys after service and put them away into tubs or on shelves.  You have to leave the spray on for at least 10 minutes for it to kill all the germs.  But we have been doing this for sometime now.  I have not had any problems with spraying them and leaving it on them. 

We also have a small dishwasher in our preschool area so we send some of the infant toys through it to sanitize also.

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Posted: 13 May 2012 at 5:38pm | IP Logged Quote TheLeslie602

You can steam toys with a steamer. Usually you can find these on Craigslist for next to nothing. If you feel that you would like something stronger than water put a few drops of tea tree oil or lavendar oil into the steam cleaner. Makes it smell nice.

Here is a link for those in doubt of steaming toys.

http://www.achooallergy.com/steam-cleaning-101.asp

It's easy and quick and fast especially when you are wanting to get home after a long day in the nursery.
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Posted: 14 May 2012 at 9:23am | IP Logged Quote artist4mygod

We aren't portable, but we spray toys with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 listerine. Works great and dries quickly!
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