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How often do you sterilize your LO's toys?

Do you sterilize everything after it fell on the ground?


Asked by CassyzMom at 10:02 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • I've never really sterilized anything, because if they're never exposed to germs they don't get a chance to build their immune system. I do wash toys with soap and water if they are dirty or if they fall on the floor (especially a public floor or the ground). I might sanitize his toys if he ever had anything worse than a cold, especially if a friend or a relative's child might come over to play with them at our house. I have sanitized toys before giving them to another parent when my son outgrows them, just to make sure they are fully clean.

    Answer by pam19 at 10:15 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I have never sterilized anything. I just rinse with water and hand it back. If kids are exposed to germs, they won't build up resistance and can become very sick later in life.

    Answer by ashisamom at 10:04 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • i wash in soap whenever they need it

    Answer by randilinn at 10:12 AM on Oct. 28, 2010


    Answer by glory2010 at 10:23 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Never.

    Answer by ballewal at 10:56 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Never.  The only toys I've ever washed were stuffed animals that got tossed in the laundry.  I have 5 kids that are very healthy.  In fact both me and my husband are sick (possibly with strep) but none of the kids have gotten it.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:00 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Ive never sterilized his toys. I have washed a few of them cause they got dirty or he spilled something on them, thats about it. I am a firm believer in building immune systems :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 2:18 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Me..
    Never did. Not once..

    Wash if dirty.. Yes.. Sterlize.never.

    I don't think I know of anyone who sterilzed their kids toys way back when my son was a baby/toddler .. Or at least..No one I knew did it.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • never

    Answer by insomnia at 7:12 PM on Oct. 28, 2010