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3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Review & $100 Toys R Us Giveaway (end 2/5/13)

Germs

I am not a “germaphobe”, but I am worried about nasty germs and viruses lurking in my home. I am constantly washing my hands and when I’m out and about and don’t have access to soap and a sink I use a squirt of hand sanitizer. I am also constantly wiping down the counter tops and spraying disinfectant spray on the remotes and door handles. Hopefully my efforts are paying. So far this season we’ve all been sick only once (which of course is more then enough).

I’m not keen on using too many disinfectant products. The more natural the product the happier I am. I don’t want to bring too many toxins into my home. One of our cats has really bad Asthma too, so I have be careful about the products that I use in my home for her health too.

Have you tried the 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes yet? I didn’t even know that 3M Scotch-Brite made wipes. Not only that, they are made with botanically pure plant extracts.

Unlike other disinfecting wipes, the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes have a “no-rise” feature which means that they don’t leave behind any residue that might be harmful if handled. To be honest with you I never thought about that before. I have used other disinfecting wipes to clean off my kid’s toys ever since they were little. I never thought about them leaving behind a harmful residue. :-(. I would wash their toys frequently with hot soapy water too. Hopefully that helped to remove the residue.

3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Wipes

Wipes are certainly A LOT easier to use to keep toys clean. You can do on the spot cleaning as well as clean inside every nook and cranny. Knowing that the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes help to kill 99.9% of household germs***, including cold & flu viruses, makes me happy. They also leave surfaces like toys and counter tops residue-free and there is no need to worry about wiping or rinsing the surface off again. After all, you wouldn’t want your child handling toys coated in toxic disinfectants would you?

I decided to put the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes to the test by wiping down some of my kids toys and games, as well as some toys that I keep on hand for when I babysit.

The wipes have a pleasant scent. They are much nicer then other disinfecting wipes. I have two containers of the wipes that were sent to me to review. One is in the Breeze scent and the other is in a Lemon Grass scent. Breeze reminds me of summer. I don’t know why. There is just something about it that makes me think of summer. The Lemon Grass has a lemon-y scent which is typical of many cleaners. I wouldn’t recommend sniffing the containers directly, but as you are using them you can smell them. Thankfully its a very subtle scent and not enough to trigger my cat’s Asthma.

First and foremost the wipes are made to clean off toys and other surfaces. They are wipes that happen to kill 99.9% of household germs.

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As far as cleaning is concerned they do a great job. You can use them to gently wipe down surfaces and remove dirt and grime. I happen to think they do a great job of cleaning. I must rather use a convenient wipe then worry about getting out a spray cleaner and a cloth. Plus it’s a lot easier to do on the spot cleaning instead of tossing toys into a sink full of hot, soapy water.

No matter how big your kids get they always manage to get things dirty. 🙂

As far as I’m concerned using the 3M Scotch-Brite Disinfecting Wipes is a win-win-win situation (notice I added an extra “win”).

  • Win #1 – They do a great job cleaning off surfaces.
  • Win #2 – They are made with plant botanicals and do not leave behind an icky residue.
  • Win #3 – They kill 99.9% of household germs, plus cold and flu viruses.

For more product information visit www.Scotch-Brite.com. You can also click here to go directly to the product page. They currently have a coupon on the product page too.

3M Scotch-Brite Disinfecting Wipes are available at many retail locations across the country as well as online.

You can also check out the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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Thanks to 3M I have a fun challenge for my readers. It’s called the Keep Toys Clean Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Challenge. Simply provide me with a toy cleaning tip and one random winner will win an assortment of 3M Scotch-Brite Discinfecting Wipes AND a $100 Toys R Us gift card.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 5, 2013 at 11:5p PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their face.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and share with my a tip for keeping toys cleaned. Easy Peasy!

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Kimberly

*I received a Toys R Us gift card to purchase new toys as well as sample products to review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

***Kills over 99.9% of household germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Influenza A virus, Rhinovirus type 37, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1. Sanitizes hard non-porous non-food contact surfaces of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes in the presence of light or moderate soil load with a 30-second contact time.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. I’ve always done a bleach water cleaning of toys, but these wipes wound great!

  2. I always use disinfecting wipes to clean toys. They’re quick and easy! Thanks!

  3. April Brenay says:

    when your kid is sick, put their favorite stuff animal in the dryer on high heat to kill germs

  4. I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  5. David Haug says:

    Kids need to wash their hands before opening toy box. Keeps toys from getting food/dirt on them.

  6. Leslie Galloway says:

    To clean the bathtub toys, I throw them in with the towels every once in a while. The towels in the washing machine do the scrubbing to get that bit of soap residue off.

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  7. Some toys will be ok in the dishwasher

  8. i have always used a lysol spray or odoban that kills 99 percent of germs

  9. Shawna O. says:

    I use the dishwasher to disinfect plastic or other dishwasher-safe toys. but these wipes look awesome especially for those times there’s not a dishwasher around.

  10. Jim Nichols says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these, especially with all the ick going around right now!

  11. I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  12. Kathy Cousar says:

    I’ve always use bleach, soap and hot water to clean toys. These wipes sound perfect! So much easier! My tip that I’ve always used is take favorite stuffed friends and put them in a pillow case. Give them a full dryer cycle preferably with a ball to keep them from getting lumpy. When you have a house full of sick kids their friends often get over looked and they tend to get some of the most germs!

  13. I wipe the toys down with Lysol wipes.

  14. Adrienne gordon says:

    clean them all at once in a bathtub

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to use disinfecting wipes. I usually wipe toys down about once a month or more often if anyone in the household is ill.

  16. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I use disinfecting wipes ALl the time on everything. I use to clean with bleach and water but love the wipes

  17. Jennifer Rote says:

    I use wipes when possible and q-tips for hard to reach places.

  18. chrissy c says:

    I use Lysol spray on toys!

  19. I use soap and water or disinfecting wipes

  20. debbie jackson says:

    i use clorox wipes and a clorox solution for dipping toys in

  21. I used to fill the sink with all the small plastic toys with bleach, soap and water and let them soak in it.

  22. nikki krutz says:

    i use disinfecting wipes. if the toys are bigger i will wash them in the tub with soap

  23. I use disinfecting wipes on toys, and if it is a stuffed animal and machine washable, I put in the washing machine.
    Thanks!

  24. Debra Pauley says:

    I’ve always done a bleach water cleaning of toys, but these wipes wound great

  25. I clean them in warm water with a bleach solution to kill the germs.

  26. I use disinfecting wipes on the toys.
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  27. I use soap & water soak for those that can be immersed in water. Those that can’t, I use wipes. Stuffed animals I throw in the washer on hand wash cycle and then in the dryer or air dry.
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  28. Amanda Starr says:

    I like using baking soda whenever possible.

  29. some toys can be cleaned and disinfected in the dishwasher

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  30. you can put some toys in the dishwasher 🙂

  31. Lisa Brown says:

    diluted bleach will sanitize hard plastic toys.

  32. Jessie C. says:

    I use bleach to clean.

  33. Audra Weathers says:

    When I have a lot of sticky plastic toys (without stickers), I like to toss them all in a warm bathtub for a soak. Then I take them out one by one and use a wipe like this to clean them better.

  34. I use disinfecting wipes.
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  35. I’d use them to clean out our fridge, too — especially where the meat sits.

  36. Ann Fantom says:

    I put my daughter’s bath toys in the dishwasher to clean and disinfect them.

  37. Wild Orchid says:

    We clean certain toys right in the dishwasher!

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  38. I use the dishwasher frequently, but I would say I use wipes more! Much more convenient.

  39. Nikki muroski says:

    I usually just use windex and wipe them down 🙂

  40. My wife and I use disinfecting wipes to clean our Grandchildren’s Tios, quick and easy

  41. I use disinfecting wipes on my kids toys.

  42. I use bleach water or clorox wipes to clean the toys.
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  43. I soak toys in water and bleach in the tub or even a vinegar solution works great.

  44. At our school, we always made a solution of bleach and water to clean the toys.

  45. April Yedinak says:

    I used a toothbrush and baking soda paste to clean hard to reach crevices on baby toys.

  46. I use disinfecting wipes.

  47. I run some of the toys through the dishwasher on the top shelf.

  48. 1/2 bleach 1/2 water in a spray bottle

  49. I use disinfecting wipes for cleaning toys

  50. Barbara Montag says:

    I use a damp Q tip to get at those hard to reach places.
    Thank you.

  51. get wipes, use dishwasher if safe for some toys

  52. Vickie Couturier says:

    the toys take a weekly or monthly “bath with cleaner in the water” to make sure they are nice an clean an not germy

  53. I put stuffed toys in the dryer to refresh.

  54. I always use a bleach solution to clean toys and door knobs
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  55. Les Johnson says:

    I use Clorox wipes.

  56. melissa allen says:

    I do the same thing just use disinfecting wipes

  57. Les Johnson says:
  58. Ashley Nolan says:

    I put the toys in a tub of hot water to clean them!

  59. I like using wipes to clean toys or even a wet wash cloth or some santizer.
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  60. Jim Morgan says:

    Wipes are so much easier to use. Toys can be wiped down as they are put away.

  61. I think it is good to use disinfecting wipes for toys and kids to wash their hands after playing with dirty items

  62. Clean them often to cut down on the spread of germs

  63. My only tip would be to get the kids involved! It’s a great way to teach them to take care of their things!
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  64. When I worked at the daycare we used a bleach and water for our toys

  65. I use a wet washcloth with liquid disinfecttant soap.

  66. I throw stuffed animals and other washable toys in the washer periodically.

  67. Sonya Morris says:

    I put hard to clean small toys in the dishwasher.

  68. I use white vinegar and bicarbonate to clean toys often

  69. Tara Liebing says:

    I usually just spray Lysol disinfectant spray on my son’s toys. If they are really dirty then I wash them with soap and water and sometimes blech.

  70. I use the dishwasher and the washing machine for some of the toys- thanks!

  71. Monica Nuss says:

    never used but would like to

  72. I’ve used vinegar and water to clean toys and for bigger toys with scuffs, Mr. Clean erasers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  73. Krista Grandstaff says:

    I run things through the dishwasher…I’ve been known to spray a few plastic toys and put them in the microwave ( BE CAREFUL…and don’t let the kids see you do this one…LOL!) I constantly wash the inevitable dingy stuffed animals in the washing machine… (they fluff up well in the dryer with a few tennis balls…I wash them with throw pillows as well..)

  74. Laura Jacobson says:

    I buy alot of toys at Garage Sales or Goodwill…if they have scuff marks…I use the magic clean erasers….and scrub the marks right off! Toys look brand new and then I clean really good in hot water! These wipes would be wonderful to use instead of the hot water!

  75. I actually clean with Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes.. love them! And their smell! Little baby toys I wash with the dishes 🙂

  76. Cindi Decker says:

    I use disinfecting wipes or Lysol spray.

  77. you can put stuffed animals in the dryer on hot and get the dust out

  78. Sarah Hirsch says:

    run small plastic toys through the dishwasher

  79. I use vinegar and hot water to clean toys.

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  80. Jason Crooks says:

    We put some toys in the dishwasher and put stuffed animals in the washer every couple of weeks.

  81. Cynthia C says:

    If they will be OK with it I use the dishwasher. Soft toys can sometimes go into the laundry.

  82. The soft baby toys we through in the washer with baby detergent.

  83. i load up the dishwasher with bathtub toys to clean!

  84. steve weber says:

    I use this stuff called AWESOME.. you can get it at the dollar store.. it really is awesome.

  85. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I use my stainer and use a bleach and water mixture

  86. Michelle C says:

    We have some toys that are safe to run through the dishwasher. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  87. Debra Hall says:

    my grandchildern are here once or twice a week i clean there toys after they leave

  88. I usually use the disinfecting wipes to clean toys.

  89. I’d put the toys in the bathtub with some bleach water and just clean them all up that way.

  90. Christine says:

    An inexpensive way to clean toys is to soak them in a solution of bleach and water.
    Use 1 tablespoon of bleach for every gallon of water. Drain, rinse and allow toys to air dry overnight in the sink.
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  91. Spray the toys with Lysol and keep disinfecting wipes on hand at all times.

  92. Marcia Goss says:

    Plastic toys can be washed in bleach water to kill any germs.

  93. I have soaked in bleach water

  94. Gina Brickell says:

    I either use disinfecting wipes or soak them in bleach water and rinse when done.

  95. I wipe down my son’s toys all the time, I wish the Legos weren’t so small, I would use the wipes on them!
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  96. Katherine says:

    The ones I can I put in the dishwasher

  97. I LOVE the wipes. I am preschool teacher so wiping all toys in the room down every day is a must….Especially during flu season!! Sometimes I catch things from the kids and I will notice that they are only sick for a few days while with the same virus I get sick for weeks.

  98. Cálaeb Temple says:

    white distilled vinegar to soapy water solution.

  99. Elisabeth says:

    I just soak them in hot soapy water.

  100. Christina says:

    Some toys I clean in the sink, some I use disinfecting wipes – the babies toys we clean weekly. I was actually cleaning up some toys for a consignment sale in the fall and found baby wipes actually work GREAT to get stubborn marks off.

  101. Tabathia B says:

    I soak my daughter’s bath toys in a mixture of clorox and water

  102. I think a little antibacterial dish soap and medium hot water does the trick. I don’t think a lot of soap is necessary and letting the toys soak gives the crusties time to soften and fall off.

  103. Jennifer T. says:

    I just use disinfecting wipes on toys and wipe them down when I remember. My best tip is to get doorknobs, telephones, and bathroom fixtures. They seem to get missed a lot.
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  104. EMMA L HORTON says:

    WHERE POSSIBLE PUT THEM IN A BUCKET F SOAPY WATER

  105. plain soap and water does wonders for cleaning toys
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  106. Jennifer Marie says:

    always disinfect toys after your child is sick.

  107. soha molina says:

    I clean toys with hand sanitizers and sometimes just a damp cloth

  108. Andrea Williams says:

    I always use a bleach solution or dish soap to clean toys.

  109. Tari Lawson says:

    I like to soak plastic toys in hot water with a little bleach for a short while then wash with soap and water and air dry.

  110. Shawn Stover says:

    I always use clorox wipes to clean toys.

  111. Heather S says:

    I use disinfecting wipes on most toys

  112. Jennifer B says:

    I like putting the ones that are safe to in the dishwasher.

  113. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I spray Lysol.

  114. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I clean toys with equal parts water and vinegar solution.

  115. kelly nicholson says:

    Please leave a comment on this post and share with my a toy cleaning tip that you might have.

    my tip is play and break..thats how use to roll

  116. Stephanie V. says:

    seventh generation wipes or just warm water and soap. If really gross – bit of bleach in water

  117. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    a bucket with bleach/water works and then dry them in a dishrack.

  118. Etnia Veloz says:

    I have these portable little wipes I carry in the diaper bag. So if anything gets dirty, I just wip it out, easy.

  119. Depending on the toy, I will throw it in the dishwasher to get it clean.

  120. kyl neusch says:

    disinfecting wipes for toys

  121. small baby type toys i often run through the diswasher

  122. Put them in the dishwasher, one big load just toys and it is so much easier to get them all clean at once!

  123. I use clorox wipes.

  124. Valerie L says:

    When lego get dirty, put them in the dishwasher

  125. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I use Lysol wipes, but would love to try these.

  126. I use the steam cleaner frequently
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  127. If I’m out and about and in a bind, I’ll use baby wipes =)

  128. I keep wipes under all my bathroom sinks for quick counter-cleanup!
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  129. I keep a spray bottle with a solution of bleach and water and spray things down every so often.

  130. Wipe off the “traveling” stuffed animals after every trip with a disinfecting wipe…

  131. when u put plastic toys in dishwasher, don’t do too hot a wash, just a normal wash and turn off the drying cycle

  132. Kym Benton says:

    We clean toys in a sink of soapy bleach water

  133. Tammy Shelton says:

    I’ve been known to put toys in the top wrack of the dishwasher.

  134. As a teacher of Pre-K kids I had to disinfect toys all the time. It is important to note that bleach only works if left on the toys for a significant amount of time. Therefore, I would put the toys in a bucket of water and bleach and leave them in their for 10 minutes to disinfect. For mats, I would spray down the mats and let them air dry.
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  135. We cleaned them often and when one was sick they soaked in some bathwater.
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  136. Mary Calabrese says:

    the dishwasher works great too!

  137. Monique Rizzo says:

    I put all plastic toys with no holes in the dishwasher!
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  138. stephanie willis says:

    Disinfecting wipes are a must at my house

  139. white vinegar
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  140. We usually use Clorox or Lysol products, but after trying some samples of these, we plan on getting some when our other wipes run out. Not only do they clean well, but they smell good too! 🙂
    And as for cleaning tips, I don’t really have any that have not been previously mentioned, but I am looking for one to help me get the crud out from inside my oldest’s rubber duckies. She has a ton of them and almost always forgets to get the water out of a few, and now they have stuff inside, (mildew I believe.) I took them away from her, and we tried bleaching them, but it’s still in there. 🙁

  141. I like to use regular baby wipes to clean off toys.
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  142. Jane Ritz says:

    Use a toothbrush to reach those little tight places. Thanks for the giveaway.;

  143. Erica Best says:

    i use clorox wipes daily on my ipad and kindle and all gaming controller

  144. Seyma Shabbir says:

    always use bleach and water on some toys or soap and water with others.

  145. Patti Hess says:

    I wipe our toys down with hydrogen proxcide but that worries me some and then I rinse them

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  146. work together

  147. double clean everything!
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  148. Jenna Parsons says:

    Vinegar is a great household cleaner! Its safe like Scotch Brite Botanical Wipes!

  149. Julie Jamron says:

    I use a watered down bleach solution, some can be soaked some can be wiped

  150. I always have Clorox Wipes & Lysol Spray on hand and use them regularly.

  151. wipes are a must to disinfect toys quickly and easily….the tip is to do it on a consistent basis.

  152. tls simms says:

    I use baby wipes..thanks

  153. I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  154. Debbie Welchert says:

    I use disinfecting wipes to clean toys.

  155. Brandon Dithrich says:

    make sure you clean it good enough because alot of toys have edges and curves

  156. If you got little ones around, you can use these.

  157. Ann Council says:

    I wash the soft toys in the washing machine and dry on high heat.

  158. Wendy Pesce says:

    take toys into the tub while bathing!

  159. Ashley Hatten says:

    use warm water & dawn to clean plastic toys that can be immersed in water

  160. Pamela Bice says:

    I use a variety of methods to clean things….dishwasher, washer, dryer, wipes. What ever works for the individual toy.

  161. Stacy Novack says:

    Do a monthly cleaning of all toys ~

  162. I use Lysol wipes to clean toys.

  163. linda brooks says:

    I use bleach to clean my toys with

  164. Collecting toys and washing many with Dawn detergent. ….. at once at the end of the day is a time saver

  165. bleach and water
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  166. Wipes make it so easy to clean toys and everything else, like a one stop shopping trip.

  167. i use a bleach solution to dip my sons toys in. rinse and let dry =)

  168. Brittany C. says:

    I keep a bucket (like the kind you use to wash your floors) in one side of our sink with water and disinfectant in it. When something needs to be washed or disinfected, I throw them in there to soak before washing.

  169. Magic Erasers come in handy for toys that have been drawn on or splashed with weird stuff!
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  170. Stacey Roberson says:

    Many toys you cannon submerge in water, so I take a sponge with baby detergent and clean the toys and let them air dry.

  171. I use soap and water, then wipe with the diluted bleach solution.

  172. My husband and I are germs-phobes (and a little OCD!) so we use lysol wipes on everything. I use lysol spray on toys – legos, little people, etc. Keeps my family healthy!

  173. i use disinfecting wipes

  174. I use cotton swabs dipped in alcohol to clean toy crevices

  175. Amanda Hoffman says:

    usually use a paper towel with soap and water

  176. Virginia Rowell says:

    I put a lot of toys in the dishwasher to really get them clean.

  177. Thomas Murphy says:

    use disinfecting wipes to clean toys

  178. I dump all the plastic toys in the sink with bleach and water! Thanks for the giveaway!

  179. it’s important to clean toys on a regular basis, it keeps the germs from spreading down to a minimum

  180. vena silverstein says:

    I use a steam cleaner to clean naturally.

  181. vena silverstein says:

    I use a steam cleaner to clean naturally, except it broke!

  182. Some toys need a steam cleaner to get them really clean and not use chemicals for safe cleaning.

  183. I like to use the wipes and sprays because it doesn’t fade the toys like a bleach bath does

  184. wendy wallach says:

    throw stuffed animals in dryer to freshen up

  185. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I use disinfecting wipes to clean toys and then let them air dry.

  186. Allison Downes says:

    I use bleach for toys

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  187. Mark Laporte says:

    I give most of my nieces toys a good hot bath.

  188. I use green works clorox cleaning wipes

  189. we have LOTS of plastic toys so we can throw them all in a bucket of bleach once and awhile

  190. melissa teears says:

    I soak hard plastic toys in a little bit of bleach and hot water.

  191. Elizabeth Drake says:

    I use clorox wipes to disinfect toys.

  192. Kara Jeremias says:

    Lysol spray.

  193. we use disinfecting wipes!!

  194. Clean the toy box too.

  195. Clean the toys regularly because it will save time in the long run.

  196. I use a bleach solution and spray everything this time of year with all the yuckies going around

  197. Chelsea Korth says:

    I try to use vinegar to avoid chemical use.

  198. Emily Rangel says:

    I just use baby wipes, lol.. im not very clean. but these would be awesome

  199. I use wipes to keep toys clean

  200. I use the disinfecting wipes to clean toys too, so no new info to add…love the wipes! So quick and easy.

  201. Amanda Emily says:

    Lysol spray so I know all the germs are gone.

  202. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I boil teething toys for my son when they get dropped

  203. We clean a lot of toys in the dishwasher.

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  204. Melissa Nix says:

    If wipes aren’t handy, warm soap and water works too!

  205. As weird as it sounds, I try to have my kids wash their hands before playing with toys.

  206. it might sound weird (and it’s difficult to tell if it will work without damaging anything) but putting some toys through the dishwasher could be the most sanitary way of cleaning them

  207. Wipes.

    Thanks!

  208. Stephanie Larison says:

    I use these to clean the toys, love them! Before I found the wipes, I just washed the toys with soap and water.

  209. jose benavides says:

    soak them in hot water with clorox for 2 minutes

  210. Susan Ladd says:

    I use beach on my toys. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!

  211. I like to sanitize plastic toys with a bleach water solution followed by a hot water rinse.

  212. wipes can clean every surface

  213. We wash our toys in the sink.

  214. Theron Willis says:

    A solution of 20% bleach.

    Hope to win!

  215. I soak toys in hot water with palmolive and a little bleach.

  216. I WIPE MY SON’S TOYS W/CLOROX WIPES IF WE DON’T HAVE ANY I WILL USE BABY WIPES 🙂

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  217. To clean well brand new toys before being played with, as well as if kids have a cold, clean them then also.

  218. I just clean them with soap and water

  219. Use disinfecting wipes to wipe down toys when they get germy

  220. Brooke Adametz says:

    I try to wipe down a few at a time so I’m not faced with a huge cleaning task!

  221. Wipes are a great idea!

  222. i always make sure to wipe down the toys after playing

  223. I use disinfectant wipes on my kiddos toys, or put them in the dishwasher.
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  224. Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    I was my daughter’s bath toys in the dish washer.

  225. Having 11 grandchildren,it is hard to keep the toys clean.But I try to wipe them down with Wipes to at least help some.

  226. Nicole Larsen says:

    I spray our toys down with a bleach/water mixture!

  227. Letting your kids take a bath with them. (obviously only ones w/o batteries) 🙂

  228. Kim Burnett says:

    I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  229. bobbie c. says:

    I wash fabric toys in the washer on delicate and tumble dry them for 10 minutes to get they a little dry

  230. jessica edwards says:

    keep lysol around

  231. I put a lot of things in the dishwasher or the washing machine.

  232. laura ari says:

    I lay them all out and spray with an antibacteril cleaner.

  233. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    I’ve always used Lysol
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  234. Michelle Frame says:

    I use bleach and wipes

  235. beth shepherd says:

    Use disinfecting wipes to wipe down the toys and surfaces.

  236. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I used to dunk toys in rubbing alcohol. Those were the days

  237. pinky sade says:

    I like to disinfect using wipes as well as a water and vinegar solution

  238. Rich Hicks says:

    use a can of lysol aerosol to spray the toys

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  239. Soak bathtub and plastic toys in hot water and bleach in the sink. These wipes sound so much easier.
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  240. Birdie Skolfield says:

    I clean toys with cheap vodka kills germs no odor!!!

  241. I carry antibacterial wipes in my purse in case we have to wait in a waiting room with toys for kids to play with. I always wipe them down good before I let my boys play with them.

  242. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    I use Lyson

  243. Kristy Thiel says:

    I also use wipes and try to make sure they all get wiped down at least once every few weeks!

  244. casey everidge says:

    i wash as many toys as i can in the dishwasher, or the washer

  245. Dana Jones says:

    soap and water on toys

  246. I like to use the disinfecting wipes, super easy, fast, and no mess.

  247. Way to Go ScotchBrite!! I love the post mainly because you wrote it with a mom’s perspective .. and all moms are germophobic to a point.. we have to be to keep our kids healthy! lol
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    • If the stuffed animals are out, they get a wipe down with antibacterial cloths.
      Other toys are soaked overnight but the little die-cast thomas trains are hand-wiped with alcohol.
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  248. Juan Sanchez says:

    Offer an incentive!

  249. My daughter has a home day care in our house. She uses a small tub IN the tub with a 10 to 1 water/bleach solution to disinfect 1x week, then uses wipes designed to clean toys to do in between cleans. With cold/flu season it is a full time job just to keep them clean with 3 kids 15 mos and under.

  250. I have been using disinfecting wipes for several years now for cleaning toys and they work great.

  251. Mommyofone Shanna says:

    I constantly am wiping everything down with disinfecting wipes & washing everything that is machine washable

  252. Soak toys in hot water mixed with a little bit of bleach.

  253. Every few months I like to go through their toys and take out what they don’t play with any more and donate them. I then clean the remaining toys with lysol wipes.

  254. sorry, dont have one

  255. I throw the big bulky toys into the bathtub to clean them

  256. Jannie Bryant says:

    If you can’t use bleach, use Dawn dish washing liquid.

  257. sandy weinstein says:

    i dont have human kids, i have 4 legged kids and i use all natural wipes to clean their many toys. sometimes i will wash them if they can be washed and stick them in the dryer to fluff up.

  258. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Wipes are great for cleaning, also anything that can go in the dishwasher does!

  259. Becky Richied says:

    I wrap a wipe around a toothpick and get all those intricate places on toys that are so hard to clean.

  260. Steve Stone says:

    clorox wipes for small spaces

  261. Rob Hestar says:

    Keep them in glass cases….Ohh,you mean the kids toys :P.We use Skoy Eco Cleaning Cloths or other natural products that have no harmful chemicals in them

  262. Our bath toys go into the dishwasher for a periodic cleaining.

  263. Christina Y. says:

    I always disinfect with Clorox.

  264. patricia skinner says:

    I use Lysol Wipes.

  265. Using daily shower spray cuts down on my cleaning time on the weekends.

  266. For some plastic toys, I just place them on the top rack of the dishwasher and run a short cycle!

  267. Meaghan F. says:

    Have a schedule for cleaning certain items that don’t get used much so they’re always clean if kids want to play with them randomly.

  268. Suzanne B says:

    My son has a few toys that clean well in the dishwasher other than that I use wipes.

  269. Terri Moore says:

    I like to put the toys in the bath tub to clean them and let the kids help. It makes it fun that way and disinfects them at the same time.

  270. Stephanie says:

    The dishwasher works well for tub toys

  271. wendy rozema says:

    i use lysol wipes to clean germs off toys

  272. amy williams says:

    I like the clorox wipes and any disinfecting spray for everything else

  273. I like to throw the hard plastic toys in the dishwasher.

  274. James Beck says:

    use them to clean toys

  275. Deanna G. says:

    Run stuffed animals through the washing machine.

  276. jen gersch says:

    use vinegar to clean toys

  277. I put some of my daughter’s toys in the dishwasher so they can be disenfected and cleaned

  278. Nancy Sloan says:

    I use a Mr Clean magic eraser for our toys and they wipe with a sanitizer.

  279. Linda Lansford says:

    I use soap and water

  280. Thomas Chappell says:

    1 gal of water to a table spoon of bleach let the toys set for a few mins

  281. I throw the heavy duty ones in the dishwasher.

  282. Danielle Wood says:

    disinfect with clorox wipes and soap and water

  283. Marty Harris says:

    I use hot bleach water
    marwayhar@gmail.com

  284. I do a load of toys at the end of the month in the dishwasher. Anything that is just hard plastic gets washed and disinfected!

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  285. Rochel S. says:

    I use baby wipes to wipe off sticky and or dirty toys!

  286. momznite (Jayne G) says:

    Some toys can be cleaned in the dishwasher or washing machine – read labels and packaging.

  287. disinfecting wipes everywhere over everything

  288. I wipe down toys with disinfecting wipes

  289. This is a great prize. I have that.

  290. Jill Myrick says:

    I have always used a mixture of water and bleach to clean and disinfect toys.
    Wash thoroughly and rinse well.

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  291. Miz Vickik says:

    vinegar is cheap and does a great job!

  292. We soak them in bleach water every month or so or after the babe has been sick

  293. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I always spray toys with Lysol and then let them air dry.

  294. I’ve filled my washing machine with warm water, added bleach, and dropped in small toys and let them agitate on the delicate cycle for a couple minutes. It’s a great way to get them all done at the same time and I know they are germ free!

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  295. Derek Timm says:

    I usually just use the clorox wipes, thats what works best for us!

  296. We are always having to clean the toys in our church nursery. I think these Scotch Brite disinfectant wipes would work great!

  297. pam saighman says:

    use them on toys

  298. Candice Hull says:

    I put their toys in the dishwasher…those that won’t get ruined in it…and just turn it on with the dry cycle too
    thank you

  299. Vinegar and baking soda is a natural way to clean toys.

  300. Disinfecting wipes.

  301. I FEEL THAT USING THE LYSOL/CLOROX CLEANING WIPES ARE BEST AFTER DOING A SOAP AND WATER SOAK ON THE TOYS.

  302. Lisa McGrattan says:

    A quick dip in bleach and water is how I’ve cleaned my childrens toys

  303. Amber Porter says:

    I use that clorox anywhere spray to clean toys.

  304. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like to use a Seventh Generation cleaner on the toys once a week.

  305. I wipe down our toys once a week, unless we have company over!

  306. I usually use lysol wipes to to clean toya

  307. I like your tips, I also try to bleach bath toys once a month, they get so gross, I never buy the bath squirters because of the mold.

  308. I soak them in bleach

  309. I use disinfecting wipes, but have been known to toss them in the dishwasher.

  310. I use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect all kinds of items

  311. I use the washer, the dishwasher, and disinfecting wipes (depending on the toy)
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  312. Rebecca Peters says:

    I wash toys whenever they get in contact with anything sicky

  313. Coriander Warren says:

    I’ve always dried or frozen my kids stuffed toys after they’ve been sick. It kills all the nasty germs that have “cuddled” with them for the duration of the sickness

  314. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I put plastic baby toys that don’t have holes in them, in the dishwasher. I use a mesh laundry bag to keep them from falling off the racks.

  315. Jessica H. says:

    My tip would be to rotate toys and clean those of a similar type/cleaning method all together. This way it is not overwhelming to try and clean them all at one time. And for me, anything that can go in the washer or dishwasher does! Thank you for the giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  316. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    use the bathtub to soak all the toys at once
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  317. I usually use a Lyson spray to clean and disinfect toys.

  318. Get a steam cleaner to easily clean toys.

  319. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I put water safe toys in the washer and the noisy ones wipes are just the best.

  320. My mom always put stuffed toys in the freezer between use to get rid of dust and germs. I assume she knew what she was doing, because I am carrying on the tradition!

  321. jennifer bowen says:

    i use disisnfect wips

  322. For toys without soft materials, I fill the sink with sudsy water and one cap of bleach…allow to soak for an hour, scrub gently and rinse. Now they are clean and disinfected. 🙂 Thank you.

  323. Sam Butler says:

    I use clorox wipes for cleaning my keyboard at work.

  324. When my grandchildren came along, and the toys had been in storage for a long time, I would drop the toys that didn’t have batteries or electronics into a bucket of bleach water and rinse well. The others were prayed and/or wiped down with the same. Wipes never occurred to me.

  325. never let kids play with the toys without gloves(ha ha ha)

  326. Daniel Scott says:

    If you can boil it it will clean it well. If not try vinegar to clean an item.

  327. clean often so you dont become overwhelmed

  328. I toss smaller toys in the dishwasher.
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  329. disinfecting wipes!

  330. We bought a steam sterilizer and it helps with toys my baby puts in his mouth~

  331. Leah Orgel says:

    If they can be immersed, I just like to throw them in the bath with my daughter.

  332. soak stuff in bleachy water then rinse

  333. I wash all stuffies in the washer, anything else that’s not electronic wan be washed in the tub with detergent or antibacterial dish soap.

  334. amy deeter says:

    disinfect the toys

  335. Shirley Hicks says:

    if its washable..i use bleach water to clean

  336. Clorox wipes and disenfectant sprays ans wash soap and water

  337. Ashley Morrissey says:

    We just always use disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer!

  338. I use lysol wipes as well, and some toys are good in the dishwasher

  339. Deborah Hogue says:

    I use lysol or clorox disinfecting wipes. When the kids are sick, I usually spray disinfectant on their toys after they are done playing with them. Lightly, of course, but it helps the kids to get healthier faster.

  340. A bucket o warm water with a teaspoon of bleach. Thanks for the giveaway.

  341. Nicole L. says:

    I swifer dust my kids books twice a month.

  342. Josh Nicholls says:

    I believe kids need to get into germs. If it is really bad then i will use a good disinfectant and clean thoroughly. Otherwise a let them get some germs to help build their immune systems.

  343. irene diaz says:

    Nothing better than good old soap and water.

  344. See if they’re dishwasher safe

  345. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I usually make a bath of water and bleach and clean all the kiddos toys that way. (the ones that can be in water, of course).

  346. Crystal Faulkner says:

    I don’t really have one except to use bleach wipes and a water and bleach cleaning solution. thank you!

  347. Rickie Hinrichs says:

    disinfectant spray safe for children.

  348. I use a spray bottle of watered down bleach.

  349. Lisa Garner says:

    I clean my daughter’s toys with soap on water daily if she’s sick and once a week when she’s not.

  350. Ursula Thomas says:

    We either soak certain toys in bleach water or use disinfecting wipes 🙂

  351. Susan Smith says:

    I use soap and warm water or disinfecting wipes to clean my childrens toys.

  352. Kobi Hensley says:

    I did what we did in daycare and spray down all toys with disinfectant after each day

  353. Melanie Montgomery says:

    No kids, so no toy yet

  354. amy delong says:

    use disinfecting wipes
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  355. disinfecting wipes are great for cleaning toys!

  356. What a great idea to clean small toys! Thanks!

  357. Mary Jamison says:

    wiping off toys and counter wear they play.

  358. mary reynolds says:

    When my children were little I would wash and dry all their stuffed animals at least twice a year, and wash down all non mechanical toys every month

  359. We spray toys with Lysol.

  360. These wipes sound amazing. I’ve been looking for a product like this.

  361. Kat Emerick says:

    I always use clorox wipe and spray with lysol

  362. andrea howard says:

    i use disinfectact wipes on every toy. otherwise for the smaller, non rusting ones, i’ll put in a soap bath

  363. I use clorox wipes to clean them

  364. I use non toxic cleaner on toys.

  365. Terry Cross says:

    Disinfecting wipes are a good way to clean quickly util a more thorough cleaning can be done

  366. I’ve always used some bleach and water in a spray bottle to clean toys but this sounds much easier and safe, I’m a germaphobe too 🙂

  367. I fill me tub with a bleach solution & hot water & disinfect a large number of toys at once. Then I drain the tub and rinse with the shower. Another tip is to put toys in the diswasher to clean & disinfect

  368. I typically use Scotch Gard on the stuffed animals so that any spills will just wipe off.
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  369. Jeni Lutz says:

    I hand wash all they toys that can be washed (or dishwasher) and surfaces bleach and water

  370. jennifer lane says:

    I lay the washable toys out in the tub, spritz with cleaner and then rinse and let air dry!

  371. I use anti-bacterial wipes.

  372. I keep a bottle of disinfectant wipes right in the toy chest. I “almost” have my kis cleaning their own toys.

  373. Carolyn Daley says:

    Disinfect toys at least once a month and always after a kid is feeling better after being sick.

  374. I wash them in the dishwasher.
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  375. Michelle S says:

    Once a week I fill up the tub with steaming water and use a little bit of vinegar and let them sit for a few minutes then dry them off.

  376. Check before doing this, but many of the plastic toys can be washed in the top of the dishwasher.

  377. jules mcnubbin says:

    i wash them in the dishwasher 😛

  378. I put some toys through the dishwasher to clean them

  379. Veronica Garrett says:

    I cean them with disinfecting wipes.

  380. I use disinfecting wipes!

  381. Mary Williams says:

    I fill up the bathtub with a little bleach water to clean outside toys like sand toys!

  382. Charlene Shaver says:

    I’ve always used bleach & water for cleaning toys 🙂

  383. I have put small toys in the dishwasher!

  384. mary renshaw says:

    I wash my legos in the dish washer inside a sock or stocking bag!

  385. I use a tootbrush to clean little crevices and crannies!

  386. Christina says:

    I let my children build their immune systems by not sterilizing everything they touch

  387. Angela Cisco says:

    Spray with natural cleaner (vinegar, orange peel)

  388. Lindsey M says:

    I don’t really clean toys unless something gets spilled, then i just use a regular baby wipe

  389. Sunshine G says:

    I put the little toys in a mesh bag and throw them in the dishwasher.

  390. Karen Gonyea says:

    I wash plastic toys in diluted bleach water 🙂

  391. Ryan Moore says:

    We have gotten an air purifier! This is a big help because germs from one sneeze can stay airborne for an hour or more.. Running that I think has kept a good deal of bacteria from getting around to the toys. That and of course a sanitary wipe now and again! 🙂

  392. I do a diluted bleach water bath for those items that can resist water.

  393. susan smoaks says:

    we have so many toys so it’s hard to keep them clean but i like to use disinfecting wipes as much as possible

  394. I think wipes work the best. quick and easy.

  395. Shannon Reed says:

    In a bathtub with a bit of bleach and water

  396. Tracy Allen says:

    My father used to throw ann the plastic toys in the tub with a cup of bleach after other kids had been over to play

  397. mary gardner says:

    wash hard plastic toys in the dishwasher

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  398. http://www.amazon.com/Toy-Tips-Cleaner-24-OUNCES/dp/B001R1PTYI

    This is my tip :o)
    A good product to use.
    The Toy Tips Toy Cleaner is an easy spray on and wipe solution, made with all natural food-grade ingredients.

  399. christina gonzalez says:

    Awesome giveaway.

  400. I put some small things in the dishwasher.

  401. cassandra mccann says:

    remember to throw away bath toys that you can not dry from the inside as they will stink and always buy two or three of everything for the bath toys in case it is a favorite

  402. My mom used to hide them and throw them away- not much of a tip lol

  403. Stephanie Dake Thompson says:

    Fill the tub with bleach water and throw all toys that will not be ruined by water into it and let them soak for several hours, then rinse them and let them sit in tub to dry.

  404. I kill dust mites with sticking stuffed animals in the fridge. Toys? I use disinfectant on them weekly.

  405. Stephanie Dake Thompson says:
  406. jessica schueler says:

    I use wipes and bleach

  407. I always used bleach

  408. I wash all their stuffed toys that can be washed in the washing machine with colorox 2 and they come out very good and clean

  409. Beverly M says:

    I like to wash them and then spray with Lysol disinfecting spray afterwards. Thanks for the contest!

  410. Thanks for the giveaway…for non-porous items we use a dilute bleach solution.

  411. Vikki Billings says:

    I wash stuffed animals in a pillow case and them take them out to dry them

  412. amberlyn johnson says:

    I use to use a bleach water solution, but with now with the wipes I don’t have to.

  413. Clean toys more often if it has been shared during play dates or if your child has been sick

  414. Laura Bradley says:

    i soak toys in bleach water once a week

  415. If your child has a favorite toy he or she cannot sleep without or won’t let go of, see if you can find another one exactly like it. When your child is sleeping, switch the old out with the new and clean it. Dishwashers and washing machines work great!

  416. I always use disinfecting wipes.

  417. Nothing beats a good scrubbing…and sometimes I make it fun by giving certain toys ‘a bath.’

  418. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I usually use hot water and soap, but these would be great for when we are on the go!

  419. My tip is to place stuffed toys in the freezer for a few hours to kill dust mites

  420. I just soak toys in the tub with 1/4 cup bleach.

  421. Adrianne B says:

    A toy cleaning tip I have is to make up a super-diluted bleach solution and soak plastic toys for 15 minutes to kill germs, rinse and air dry.

  422. Michelle Tucker says:

    I make sure I have some wipes around when the kids are over. When they are finished playing with their toys at aunties, they get cleaned and put up for next time.

  423. i am a fan of wipes for toys and also those that are washer safe

  424. sarah cool says:

    I dilute antibacterial soap and soak them