Wooden toys are a great choice for children, as they are durable, hygienic, and can be passed down from generation to generation. But, like any other toy, they need to be properly cared for and stored in order to keep them in good condition. In this article, we'll provide a guide on how to store and clean your child's wooden toys so that they remain in perfect condition for years to come. When it comes to storage, it's important to avoid storing wooden toys in humid areas or in direct sunlight.
Storing wood with silica gel bags that absorb moisture will prevent mold and decay. Once the toys are clean, wrap them in a cotton sheet to prevent damage and store them in plastic boxes that allow air to circulate. Many wooden toys will benefit from a coating of wax or oil to feed the wood and keep it in perfect condition. You can also display some items separately and store some in simple baskets.
For example, some wooden animals may be seated on the top shelf, while others are lower down in a basket. Most of these baskets can be found at local thrift stores, so you can organize them on a budget. When it comes to cleaning your child's wooden toys, you'll only need to do so when there's a buildup of dirt or other dirty substances, such as dry food particles, on them. If your little one often puts wooden toys in his mouth, toddlers tend to put the toys in their mouths, you need to clean them more often. You can sterilize painted or varnished wooden toys for babies with mild soap (Castile soap) or vinegar mixed with water. Wooden toys are easy to care for without using harsh chemicals or tedious procedures, thanks to their natural antibacterial properties.
Unlike plastic toys, the antimicrobial properties of wooden toys prevent harmful bacteria and viruses from accumulating on their surface. All toys intended for children under 12 years of age must have been tested by third parties and certified in a children's product certificate that they comply with the federal toy safety standard enacted by Congress and also with other applicable requirements. In conclusion, caring for your child's wooden toys is easy and straightforward. With proper storage and cleaning techniques, you can ensure that your child's wooden toys stay in good condition for years to come.