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Why is it important to clean toys?

Bacteria cling to all items. We have heard all about the transmission of the cold virus from doorknobs. The same is true about toys, only worse since children love to put toys in their mouth. Then when another child plays with the toy, they do the same thing, actually ingesting viruses and bacteria. Soft toys, like stuffed animals, are especially prone to holding on to bacteria and viruses.

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