How to Safely Clean and Wash Kids' Toys


The more your kids love their toys, the more they play with them—and the dirtier they can get. (We all had that toy we dragged everywhere as a child, right?) Especially going into cold and flu season, it’s important to regularly clean your children’s prize possessions to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Read on to learn how to wash kids toys—so your little ones can continue to have good, clean fun!


Gather all non-absorbent kids toys together. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water, and dissolve an Oxi Booster pod to create a cleaning solution. Wash each toy, then rinse in clean water. Dry them with a Swedish Dish Cloth, and voila! 

Looking to clean a batch of legos, or toys with nooks and crannies? Your dishwasher may be your new best friend! That’s right, you can place plastic toys in the top rack of the dishwasher. Add a Dishwasher Detergent Pod and run on a regular cycle. The toys will be sparking clean with little effort on your part!



Stuffed animals

Stuffed or cloth toys can be washed easily in the washing machine! Toss in a Laundry Detergent Pod—we recommend Baby & Sensitive Skin Detergent for your very little ones, but any of our pods will do! Use hot water for extra disinfection. If the plush pals are particularly dirty or stained, add an Oxi Booster pod for an extra boost of cleaning power that won’t irritate your child’s sensitive skin. You may also want to place each toy in a mesh laundry bag for extra protection! Soft toys may take longer than your average laundry item to dry, so add our XL Wool Dryer Balls to help them dry quickly and evenly. 

If you are washing a particularly delicate toy, you may want to try handwashing. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and add a Small Loads Laundry Detergent Pod, which is perfectly sized for handwashing. Rinse with clean water, and let dry!