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Disinfect baby toys after a virus?
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SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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I throw some stuff in a ziplock bag and put it outside on patio for 5 hours. Germs dont survive cold temps for long and i feel like that kills them. I just did this with some stuffed animals he likes in his bed that cant be washed on Sunday as my son just got over a little bug. 

lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:28 AM

bleach and water. fill the sink up with hot water add bleach.  if they're soft toys put them in the washer. 

Emschick38
by Ali on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM
I use vinegar and water. Either soak them in the tub or wash them in the sink. I have used clorox anywhere spray before but i like vinegar better.
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Bethy16
by Beth on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Actually the flu virus does survive the cold. You need hot for the flu virus. I found out then hard way lol


Quoting SamMom912:

I throw some stuff in a ziplock bag and put it outside on patio for 5 hours. Germs dont survive cold temps for long and i feel like that kills them. I just did this with some stuffed animals he likes in his bed that cant be washed on Sunday as my son just got over a little bug. 


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Bethy16
by Beth on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM
Depends on what it is. Soft toys go into the washer. I wipe down with the clorox wipes the big things that don't go into her mouth. Anything else just some good old soap and water.
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Kaylabella
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Thanx ladies :)
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SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM


We didnt have flu... So im ok, but thanks for clarifying that for other posters,,, i would have hated to steer someone wrong. 

Quoting Bethy16:

Actually the flu virus does survive the cold. You need hot for the flu virus. I found out then hard way lol


Quoting SamMom912:

I throw some stuff in a ziplock bag and put it outside on patio for 5 hours. Germs dont survive cold temps for long and i feel like that kills them. I just did this with some stuffed animals he likes in his bed that cant be washed on Sunday as my son just got over a little bug. 




Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I would toss what I could in the top rack of my dishwasher; wash fabric toys in my washing machine. 

If they had batteries or electronics I wiped them down with a disinfecting wipe...

Really I only washed toys if they came up from the basement (storage) or had been directly vomited on.

Bethy16
by Beth on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM
I just learned it from my kids Dr after I opened up the house to air it out. Lol I turned off the heat and left for a few hours and froze the house. She told me with the flu virus it loves the cold. Hence it ripping its way through my entire household lol


Quoting SamMom912:


We didnt have flu... So im ok, but thanks for clarifying that for other posters,,, i would have hated to steer someone wrong. 


Quoting Bethy16:

Actually the flu virus does survive the cold. You need hot for the flu virus. I found out then hard way lol





Quoting SamMom912:

I throw some stuff in a ziplock bag and put it outside on patio for 5 hours. Germs dont survive cold temps for long and i feel like that kills them. I just did this with some stuffed animals he likes in his bed that cant be washed on Sunday as my son just got over a little bug. 







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lizmarie1975
by Liz on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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Throw them out and buy new ones?

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