Babies like to put everything (EVERYTHING) in their mouths. This is one of the reasons why compared to adults, their exposure to toxins is proportionately higher.
To keep their toys clean, here is an easy recipe for a natural toy cleaner: 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white vinegar (a natural disinfectant, degreaser, and deodorizer), combined in a spray bottle (preferably glass). Then add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and 5-10 drops of lemon essential oil. That’s it! Just four simple ingredients.
First use a damp sponge to remove any food bits that might be stuck to the toy. Then spray the toy with the mixture and let it rest for 15 minutes. Wipe clean with a towel afterwards. The smell of the vinegar will disappear once the toy is completely dry.