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How to Clean Children's Toys With Bleach

author image Monika Knight
Monika Knight began writing in 2005. She wrote material for health topics while she worked at her local Head Start organization. Knight is now a social welfare examiner for the Erie County Department of Social Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in health and human services and mental health from State University of New York at Buffalo.
How to Clean Children's Toys With Bleach
Child touching multiple toy cars and action fingers with his hands. Photo Credit: YunYulia/iStock/Getty Images

Whether your youngster's playmate just sneezed on the toys or she's been trying to feed building blocks to the dog again, cleaning opportunities probably present themselves quite often. Preventing the spread of germs is important to your child's health and one way to ensure she isn't spreading germs is to keep the toys clean -- and dog drool-free -- by disinfecting them with bleach regularly.

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Step 1

Mix 1/4 cup bleach with 1 gallon water and set the mixture aside.

Step 2

Fill the sink with hot, soapy water and wash the toys thoroughly. Rinse the toys well.

Step 3

Place the toys in the bleach solution for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse well with cool water, and air dry on a clean towel.

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