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How should I clean my children's toys?

The fluffy toys, like stuffed animals, should be washed in hot water in the washing machine. There are a variety of topical products for cleaning toys that have hard surfaces. Most of these have similar effectiveness. Instructions on some of the more effective products caution about direct contact, but after the agent dries the toy can be used again. Follow the directions on the container. The directions will state whether the product is safe to be used on children's toys and how long after use the child can play with the toy.

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