Bugs in Bath Toys

This has been a hot topic following recent revelations that children’s bath toys provide the perfect breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria. Retailers can rest assured though that having Milton products within their portfolio of products to offer consumers, is an ample solution to the issue.  Milton is the leading name in sterilising and hygiene and below reveals its top tips to keep bath and plastic toys squeaky clean and free from deadly bacteria – at home and on the move.

Milton recommends a three step approach:

  1. Wash all plastic toys with water to remove visible dirt, and squeeze out any excess water. Use Milton Washing Up Liquid if desired
  2. Prepare a solution using just 1ml (20 drops) of Milton Sterilising Fluid per litre of water and immerse toys in solution for 15 minutes
  3. Rinse with cold water and leave to dry

If bath toys squirt black or discoloured water, discard immediately.

The Milton Sterilising Fluid (RRP £2.35 for 500ml and £3.33 for 1L) is available at Baby Brands Direct for approved account holders to purchase at wholesale price as well as being able to take advantage of additional discounts though volume price.

For babies up to one year it is advisable to sterilise all their toys regularly, as they very often end up in their mouth! This can also be achieved using the sterilising fluid as above or also using the Milton Sterilising Tablets that are both clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs (bacteria, fungi and viruses). Easy to use and made up with regular tap water, items such as plastic toys, soothers, and feeding equipment are sterilised in just 15 minutes. They’re also practical and portable which makes them ideal to use even when travelling.

Similarly the Milton Solo Travel Steriliser: A 2-in-1 microwave or cold water steriliser, is ideal for sterilising when travelling or away from home. It cleans and sterilises bottles, teethers, plastic toys, breastfeeding equipment and other small baby equipment from 2 minutes in the microwave and in 15 minutes for cold water. A portable, lightweight, practical way to sterilise – whether at home, a day trip out, overnight stay or away holiday!  Its unique ‘lay flat’ design fits in most microwaves. The patented vent technology means the Solo retains more heat for better sterilisation, automatically releasing excess steam gently and safely (RRP £10.99).

Retailers can also advise on soft toys, which should be cleaned regularly, in the same way that bedding would with most items suitable for the washing machine. In this case a gentle yet affect detergent like the Milton Laundry Liquid can be recommended at an RRP of £5.59 for 1.5L (giving approximately 21 washes).

For parents in a hurry – or on the go – the Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes can be used to disinfect toys, soothers, teething rings, highchairs, changing mats and more. They’re also handy for on the go when using public transport and public toilets. Ideal for travel and quick clean ups at home or on the move with baby, Milton Wipes kill 99.9% of germs including bacterial and fungi. They are fragrance free with no need to rinse and available at an RRP £2.29.

Another alternative form of application is the Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray. The bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and freshens all surfaces including kitchen worktops, potties, toys, high chairs, fridges and baby’s changing mat. This 3-in-1 antibacterial spray kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance.

The Milton brand has been trusted by parents and midwives all over the world for over 70years in safeguarding the family against germs with its simple solutions that all kill 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi. Baby Brands Direct has been distributing the brand to independent retailers and midwives since 2012 and it has become a staple and trusted brand for sterilisation. Log in to obtain the best wholesale trade price, volume discounts and benefit from loyalty credit and same day dispatch!