How dirty are your baby’s play
mat, toys and accessories?
Our children are in constant contact with their toys, play with them carelessly and take them to all sorts of dirty places. On the other hand, babies put everything they see in their mouth especially when they are teething. Toys, stuffed toys, playmats and other accessories collect a lot of dust and bacteria, but we tend to overlook the importance of cleaning them safely – using harsh chemicals and detergents is not recommended as they can be harmful for our children.
When we clean and vacuum their play mats and carpets regularly, they look clean on the surface, but the deep fibers of the carpet that are home to a full ecosystem of harmful bacteria remains completely untouched.
Parents of children that suffer from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and eczema should sanitize their play mats, toys and accessories at least every three months. Parents of children who don’t suffer from these are recommended to sanitize their toys at least twice a year since continuous exposure to allergens and bacteria can cause a series of respiratory issues.