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One of the easiest ways to sanitize plastic children's toys is with white vinegar. This inexpensive, simple, and green cleaning technique is perfect for baby toys through those used by older children.
Fill the kitchen sink or a bucket up with the hottest water available from the tap. Add one to two cups of plain white vinegar directly to the water. For extra cleaning power, add a tablespoon or two of plain dish washing liquid. Allow the toys to soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and dry them well.
(It is also important to note that any toys that have inner workings, require batteries, make noise or otherwise cannot be submerged should not be cleaned via the white vinegar method.)