Is It Safe to Clean Baby Toys With Disinfectant Wipes and Sprays?

It's important to keep anything your baby might touch clean. Find out if disinfectant wipes and disinfectant spray are baby safe when cleaning baby toys.

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Baby Safety — Keep a Clean Home

Let’s face it — babies like to stick germy, dirty things in their mouths. That means keeping your home as clean as possible in order to help reduce the surface germs that may make your baby sick. If that leaves your head swirling with questions about safety and how you’ll ever find time to clean, have no fear. Here are three simple tips to help keep a healthier home with a baby around.

  1. Clean as you go.

    With a new baby, time is of a premium. Make the most of every minute by spot cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Keep Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes around the house, so you can quickly clean and disinfect germy areas such as the changing table and diaper pail.

  2. Clean and disinfect baby toys quickly and safely.

    Babies put everything in their mouths. This normal behavior doesn’t have to stress you out when you use products to clean and disinfect that are safe to use around kids, pets and food, like When you don’t have a lot of time to clean, use new Clorox® Free & Clear Disinfecting Mist. It’s effective enough to kill 99.9% of common household bacteria, yet gentle enough to use on items that may end up in baby’s mouth. Since no rinsing is required after use, you can just spray and walk away.

  3. Bleach is a great option.

    When used as directed, bleach and water solutions made with Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach will safely sanitize or disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces in baby’s room and around your home, including baby toys. Learn more here.

  4. Wash your hands frequently.

    The outside world is a virtual cornucopia of germs. To avoid passing those germs on to your little bundle of joy, make sure you wash your hands before picking your child up — and ask everyone else to do the same. Experts say this is the best way to get rid of germs. Using warm water and soap, scrub your hands together vigorously for at least 20 seconds.