How To Clean Bath Toys

October 5, 2015

To finish off Bathroom week of the Spring Organising Challenge, I cleaned our bath toys yesterday. Today I thought I would show you how I clean bath toys, plus some tips for keeping them nice and clean.

Clean Bath Toys

Once a month I grab our basket of bath toys and tip them into the top level of our dishwasher, pop the basket and hair washing jug in the bottom and set it on the hottest wash our dishwasher will do (ours is 75 degrees) I use a dishwasher tablet but you can use bi-carb and vinegar instead. 

The toys some out of the dishwasher super clean and dry. It works really well to get rid of that slimy, soapy feeling on them. 

Clean Bath Toys

If you don’t have a dishwasher, fill your sink up with boiling water, pop a Milton sterilising tablet in to dissolve then put your bath toys in to soak for and hour or two. Leave them to completely dry before putting them away. 

To keep bath toys clean in between washes I have a couple of tips. When the girls finish in the bath we put all the toys into a basket and run hot water over them to get rid of the soap. The basket we use has lots of holes so the water drains out, I just leave the toys in the basket inside the empty bath until all the water has run out and the toys are dry. 

Another tip for keeping bath toys clean and mould free is to use a little blob of hot glue to seal up the hole in the bottom. That way no water can get in and you don’t have to worry about making sure they are empty.

Clean Bath Toys

I hope these tips help to keep your bath toys nice and clean 🙂 

Do you have any other tips to clean bath toys? Do you use your dishwasher to clean things that aren’t dishes as well? They are so handy, right? 

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  • Reply Anna October 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Great tip about the blob of glue. I put them through the dishwasher and then use an old toothbrush to clean in any hidden crevices and let them airdry on the dish rack but I do tend to throw out the ones that can fill up with water over time coz they are impossible to thoroughly clean. So i will definately by using your hot glue gun idea! We have a bath caddy over the end of our claw foot bath so once bath time is over we just shake off excess water before putting in our toy bucket to drip dry over the bath.

    • Reply foreverorganised October 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Oh I like the idea of using a toothbrush to give them a really good clean! The dishwasher is good however sometimes it misses bits. Thanks Anna 🙂

  • Reply Oki February 11, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Blob of hot glue. Ha! Genius! Thank you for that brilliant and simple solution!

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