The importance of sanitizing and disinfecting toys!

We often get the question how do we clean our toys or is our toys sanitized, and in this article we would like to lift out the importance for us on how we take care of our toys and most importantly how we clean our toys so that you can have the peace of mind that you will always get clean equipment when renting from us.

Keeping toys clean is important as they are constantly in contact with both a child’s hands and a child’s mouth. Children quickly spread whatever germs they have to their toys, and since they often move from one toy to the next they can quickly facilitate the spread of harmful pathogens.

What methods do we use to clean our toys.


Before sanitizing a toy it is important to thoroughly clean the toy. Toys should be scrubbed and rinsed to remove any dirt or debris from the surface. This can be accomplished with warm water and mild detergent. By removing all debris from the surface of the toy the next step, sanitizing, will work more effectively and ensure the toy is actually sanitized.

Sanitizing Soft or Plush Toys:

Cleaning hard-shelled toys is relatively easy. Sanitizing soft or plush toys, on the other hand, can prove to be more difficult. These toys are slightly more difficult to sanitize because the materials tend to absorb liquids.

Some toys are too delicate to be placed in the washer or are made of material not recommended for washing machines. The best way to clean these types of toys is to clean them with a dish soap/water solution. Gently rub the entire surface of the toy with a rag soaked in the solution. Next, gently rinse the solution off the toy with warm water and pat dry. Allow the toy to air dry completely.

So now that you know how strict we are when it comes to the cleanliness of our equipment, why not check out our equipment and be sure that you will always get the best and cleanest toys from Busy Body Soft Play Hire!

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