Cleaning Toys

We ask that you return all borrowed toys washed, clean and sanitised.

There are two basic steps to cleaning toys and equipment:

  1. Cleaning: Scrub with regular dish soap and warm water to remove grease and grime.
  2. Sanitising: This is done with a sanitising solution and kills most of the dangerous germs. However, the surface needs to be cleaned beforehand as germs can hide in grease and grime.

An inexpensive, effective and safe sanitising solution can be made from diluting household liquid chlorine bleach (1 tablespoon of bleach in 4 cups of water). Diluted bleach is considered non-toxic and safe for cleaning children’s equipment as the chlorine evaporates within minutes. You can also use other approved sanitising solutions if the label states they are non-toxic. Be sure to follow the directions carefully.