Honeydew Hygenic Toy Disinfectant Cleaner, 8-Ounce

Last updated date: June 12, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Honeydew Hygenic Toy Disinfectant Cleaner, 8-Ounce

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Overall Take

This plant and water-based toy cleaner can be used on multiple surfaces in your home and will disinfect them from any germs. It is a chemical-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free product. It is effective on both plastic and rubber toys. In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Honeydew Honeydew Hygenic Toy Disinfectant Cleaner, 8-Ounce placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
518 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Containing only natural ingredients, this toy cleaner is also cruelty-free too so you can feel good about using it.
- SheKnows
Great for people sensitive to scents.
- Wake & Cake
What experts didn't like
Spray pump may not be the highest quality.
- Wake & Cake

From The Manufacturer

Refresh toys with this gentle but effective alcohol-free toy cleaner. Our specially formulated blend is tough on germs but gentle on your toys. It’s free of parabens, triclosan, fragrances, dyes, and alcohol, so you can feel good about sanitizing your feel-good items. Keep your toys clean and hygienic with our Toy Cleaner. This alcohol-free cleanser is specially formulated to be tough on germs but gentle on toys. Help ensure toys and accessories, are always clean and ready to play with. You may be wondering why using soap and water isn’t enough. While it’s true that soap and water can give the illusion of clean, when it comes to ensuring that your toys are clean enough to play with, it is better to use something with a little more cleaning oomph. One essential way of keeping toys in good shape is ensuring they are properly cleaned. This is not only important for your wellness but for the condition of your toys and accessories as well. Keeping your toys well cared for helps extend their life. Animal testing will never be acceptable at Maple Holistics. We’re proud to use cruelty-free practices and proud of the work that we’ve done to raise awareness of the importance of cruelty-free practice, especially when it comes to testing personal care products.

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An Overview On Toy Cleaners

If you’ve ever been around babies or young children, you know they put everything in their mouths. Whether it’s stuffed animals or blocks, dolls or cars, almost every part of every toy has been licked, drooled on or rubbed against their face. While this is a way for children to explore, it also a way to spread germs.

Toys don’t always stay in one place. Kids take them all over the house, often outside with them to the park and on trips to the grocery store. Some toys go with kids to daycare or school, while others come on buses, subways and planes. During all of this, it’s normal for these toys to pick up germs along the way. When that happens, and kids put those toys in their mouths, or touch those toys and then touch their face, they can spread those germs to themselves. Colds, flus and other viral illnesses can spread easily on toy surfaces, which is why it’s so important to clean your kids’ toys on a regular basis. In fact, flu germs can actually live on plastic toy surfaces for 24 hours.

Viral illnesses aren’t the only germs to worry about either. Bath toys and other toys that get wet, such as toys in the pool or those played with outside, are usually full of bacteria and mold. As a result, you want to make sure you’re cleaning every single toy in the house to keep your kids safe.

There are many ways to clean toys, such as by putting stuffed animals in the washing machine, and some plastic toys in the dishwasher. You can also wash toys in a tub of hot water and soap. In many cases, it’s convenient, environmentally friendly and safe to use a toy cleaning solution. Many toy cleaners require a simple spray and wipe or rinse, so it’s a quick and painless way to sanitize and get rid of germs.

Opt for toy cleaners that are biodegradable and that don’t include any phthalates and parabens. You’ll also want to ensure that there are no harmful dyes or scents in the toy cleaners. Remember that babies and young children put everything in their mouths, so you don’t want them to ingest any cleaning agents that could be harmful to them.

DWYM Fun Fact

While it’s important to ensure kids’ toys stay clean, you can also protect your children from germs by educating them about what germs are and how they spread. One of the best ways to help kids understand the importance of staying clean is by proper hand washing. While kids love getting their hands wet, they often don’t wash their hands for long enough to remove all of the germs. Consider teaching them to sing happy birthday twice while washing their hands, which is the correct amount of time to remove any germs. You can also use glitter to represent germs, and show kids how easy they are to spread on hands and surfaces, and how difficult they are to clean.

The Toy Cleaner Buying Guide

  • Safety is the most important element to consider when looking for a toy cleaner. Ensure that there are no harmful chemicals in the cleaning agent, such as glycerin, triclosan, alcohol and parabens. You will also want to avoid sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes and fragrances, chlorine and formaldehyde.
  • Opt for a toy cleaner that is hypoallergenic, so that you don’t have to worry about your kids having a reaction to the cleaning solution. Look for toy cleaners that say they are made from gentle and non-irritating ingredients. Often, you can find toy cleaners that are pediatrician and dermatologist tested and approved for best results.
  • Many cleaning solutions have a harsh smell, which can be difficult to work with when you’re cleaning. Opt for scent-free toy cleaners or those that use natural fragrances such as lavender.
  • Consider the size of the toy cleaner bottle when you’re buying, and ensure it meets your needs at home. If you have a lot of hard-surface toys to clean and sanitize, then choose a bigger bottle around 30 oz. if you’re looking to clean just a small number of toys, then a smaller bottle around 7 oz will do the trick.
  • Read the instructions for cleaning carefully. Some toy cleaners just need to be sprayed or rubbed on to the surface of the toy and rinsed with warm water, while others may need the toys to be soaked in the cleaner for a few minutes before rinsing. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully to get the best sanitization results.