Family Dollar Logo

A Healthier Way To Play

Explore a healthier way to play with Clorox from Family Dollar!

Is your home a playground for germs?

Face it, kids are adorable germ magnets! Their curious minds want to touch (and taste — eek!) everything within reach. From patty-cake at the park, to sharing toys at daycare, it’s inevitable that little ones will welcome germs into your home.

To stop the spread of germs, The National Association for the Education of Young Children and the California Childcare Health Program both recommend using a disinfecting bleach like Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 on nonporous surfaces.

Try this biweekly sanitizing regime to help keep your home clean and stop the spread of infection causing viruses.

Step 1) Your first line of defense is to eliminate and avoid buying) toys that are porous and difficult to clean (e.g., stuffed animals and bath toys with holes in them).
Step 2) Before adding bleach, wipe toys, playroom surfaces and items on the checklist below with a wet sponge to clean off larger dirt and grime particles.
Step 3) Make a solution by adding about ½ cup of Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 into 1 gallon of warm water. For disinfecting the bathroom, use ½ cup per gallon of water instead.
Step 4) To sanitize, soak washable, colorfast plastic toys in the solution for 2 minutes.
Step 5) You can also scrub large surfaces or hard-to-clean items instead of soaking them.
Step 6) Rinse toys and surfaces with warm water.
Step 7) Allow toys and surfaces to air dry.

Nonporous items and surfaces to clean around your house:

  • Plastic toys
  • Bathroom and kitchen countertops
  • High chairs
  • Changing tables
  • Bathtubs
  • Potty-training toilets
You may not be able to wipe each toy and surface every day, but you can feel good using this sanitizing regime every other week to help keep your home healthy.

This post was sponsored by Clorox® in connection with Family Dollar.

Ajax loading image