I've never worried about toy sharing to be honest. I probably pass worse germs to DS when I touch the escalator or shopping trolleys then touch him. If a child is noticeably sick I might avoid sharing then, but not generally. I let him play with the toys at the doctors and at others houses.
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06-03-2014 21:45 #11
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06-03-2014 22:06 #13Senior Member
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You could just leave out the plastic easy to clean stuff and put away soft toys that get sucked.
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06-03-2014 22:19 #14
Don't be afraid of germs! Babies need immunity . My ds shared what ever , dummies off floor , dirt etc . He's never sick .
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06-03-2014 22:23 #15
Considering some of DD's favourite solids include sand at the beach and wood chips in the playground, I figure sharing a few toys isn't so bad. So yeah, I don't tend to worry too much. I draw the line at her trying to eat previously slobbered on food cause it grosses me out but toys can be washed.
06-03-2014 22:28 #16
If they can lick the floor, and they can shove the cats/dogs tail in their mouth, I can't see any reason not to let them have a bit of shared baby drool from toys.
06-03-2014 22:31 #17
I leave toys out. Bit of slobber won't kill my two.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
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06-03-2014 22:48 #18
I've never even thought about not leaving them out?
My Playgroup mums and I have been doing pg at each others house since we finished mothers group with our first babies (4yrs ago)
We've always let the kids/babies play with the toys. If a baby/kid is sick then we don't come to pg.
Germs are not the enemy. Kids need to be exposed to a range of bugs so they can make antibodies. Unless there's an obvious sick bub, share away.
DH, Me and our two boys.
#3 due 30th Sept
06-03-2014 22:51 #19
I never let dd play with other childrens toys when she was younger and everything went in the mouth. Of course cousins toys etc was ok but would still make sure she didn't put them in her mouth. If any children came over I would let them play with her toys but as soon as they left I would wipe all toys used with disinfectant wipes. In saying that dd doesn't have any children her age around her much so never really went in other childrens mouth as they are older kids. I still disinfect her toys at least once a week to two weeks. But have slacken a little as she's gotten older. My husband reckons I use too much disinfectant stuff.... I say it's never too much
In your situation maybe leave a numbered amount of toys out to play with mainly toys that are easy to wipe/wash and as soon as they leave do a big wipe down...
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