Keeping Baby’s Items Sanitized, is important during the Covid-19 Pandemic. To reduce spreading the Virus, keep your baby’s toys, clothes, and bedding sanitized and free from germs. Routine cleaning and disinfection of baby’s items, using appropriate disinfection methods, can help keep you and your baby safe.
Disinfect baby’s items that easily get dirty, such as a baby’s changing table. Sanitize surfaces that your baby often touches, such as his or her crib frame, changing table, toys, bottles, and pacifiers.
Wipe down metal, wooden, and plastic surfaces with a bleach solution to properly disinfect baby’s items. Battery-operated toys can also be wiped down with a bleach solution. Once the bleach has dried, it’s OK for little ones to stick the toys in their mouths because the chlorine will have evaporated.
- Use 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or.
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.
Plastic toys without batteries can also be washed in the dishwasher to perform routine cleaning and disinfection of baby’s items.
Wash your child’s, clothing, bedding and washable plush toys in the warmest possible setting using your regular laundry detergent to disinfect baby’s items. Dry them completely. Do not “hug” or shake dirty laundry before washing to avoid spreading the virus or other dirt and bacteria.
Your SafeSleep Breathe-Through Crib Mattress topper can be washed with a mixture of bleach and detergent to disinfect. The wood base, plastic bottom section, and metal bars can be conveniently wiped down with a bleach solution without removing it from the crib.
Use soap and hot water or a bleach solution to disinfect Baby’s Items used in their mouth, such as bottles and pacifiers. If you need to cut grease or remove stubborn dirt, add vinegar and baking soda to the mix. Keeping Baby’s Items Sanitized can also be accomplished by running these items through the dishwasher.
Wipe down and disinfect other household items your baby may come in contact with such as TV remotes, cell phones, table tops, furniture, and floors.
Current evidence suggests that novel Coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfecting is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households.
For more Covid-19 Cleaning tips, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html
For information on how long Coronavirus will survive on surfaces visit, https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-long-will-coronavirus-survive-on-surfaces/