Cleaning your wooden toys is simple. Bronner's liquid Castilla soap or a diluted vinegar solution will disinfect your toys. Use a soft cloth or brush to clean and rinse, but do not immerse it in water. In most cases, a damp cloth will suffice to clean wooden toys.
For toys that are very dirty, you can use a soap and water solution, either mild dish soap or Castile soap. You only need a drop or two of soap in a bowl or in a sink of water. The best way to clean wooden toys is to keep them natural and away from any chemicals. You can create your own homemade solution, such as white vinegar or apple cider vinegar diluted with water, and then simply wipe your child's wooden toys with a damp cloth and let them air dry.
Exposing them to the sun not only helps speed up the drying process, but it can also help eliminate more germs. All PoppyBabyco wooden toys are finished with food-grade linseed oil, except for those that specify “unfinished”. With the right care, one day your children will be able to pass on their wooden blocks or toys to throw away to their children. Having grown up with simple wooden toys, I understand how important it is to spare no expense when it comes to their care.
Unlike bacteria that multiply on the surface of plastic toys and require harsh, irritating chemicals to eliminate them, wooden toys naturally “clean themselves”. If you have a lot of dirty toys (wooden blocks), for example, you can submerge them briefly in a sink full of water. One thing you should avoid when it comes to cleaning wooden toys is to never leave them in a sink full of water. Finally, to avoid any infection, never use cleaning products for wooden furniture or disinfecting wipes.
Don't use toxic wood bitumen on children's wooden toys, as they usually put them in their mouths. With proper care, your wooden blocks and toys will provide a life of open, creative and imaginary play. The best way to safely clean and disinfect your wooden toys is to use 100% ecological vinegar, diluted in water. Beeswax is also a great safe option for babies, as it will protect wooden toys from drying out, prevent them from being scratched and will keep them looking fantastic.
You'll be happy to know that cleaning wooden toys doesn't require harsh chemicals, special products, or equipment. So you can take comfort in the fact that your child's wooden toys are less likely to harbor nasty germs.