How to disinfect books

Ok so at church today in the cry room there was a sick kid... and she was playing with my baby's toys, not usually a problem but the little girl had a runny nose and sounded junky in the chest and she was putting them in her mouth (cringe). Toys are books and a wooden bead necklace.... how should I clean these items? Some of them are irreplaceable and I would like to keep them all!

  • Brooke
    Nov 18

    Are they books with sturdier pages? I would use the paci & teether cleaning wipes. I don’t usually break them out but when it’s something you can’t necessarily soak, I think that’d be your best bet!

  • Anonymous
    Nov 18

    Wet ones wipes!

  • Lulu
    Nov 18

    @Brooke what brand do you use? I didn't even know they made those! Lol

  • B
    Nov 18

    Also, viruses only live a few days. Just quarantine for a few days.

  • Lulu
    Nov 18

    @B that is super helpful, thanks!

  • Andrea
    Nov 18

    Or toss them in a ziplock and freeze them overnight. Deep freezers are best if you have them, but really any good freezer will be enough to kill any germs that might be living on them. Also a good trick for stuffed animals that can’t go in the washer.

  • Lulu
    Nov 18

    Great idea @Andrea!

  • Laura
    Nov 19

    Alcohol in a spray bottle. Let the toys dry for minutes and they are good to go. Dont know if works for stuffed animal toys

  • Chelsea
    Nov 19

    What about seventh generation spray??

  • Melissa
    Nov 20

    U could always clean plastic toys w/bleach ~ spray them, or soak them, or use Clorox wipes ~ I need to do this more often!