How to clean wooden toys?
Wooden toys from the Natureichshop are pure nature! In order for the wooden toy to stay beautiful for a long time, you should pay attention to a few points when caring for it.
How do you clean wooden toys?
Wood has natural antibacterial properties
The tannic acid in wood ensures that it naturally offers little attack surface for bacteria. Despite this already quite good protection, you should clean wooden toys from time to time. Babies in particular who still put everything in their mouths are better protected in this way.
In the case of wooden toys, a distinction is made between untreated and treated surfaces. Untreated wooden toys. Wood that is untreated has a greater tendency to swell than treated wood. So you need to be a little more careful here.
How to clean baby wooden toys?
Under no circumstances should you put wooden toys in the dishwasher or soak them in water. That destroys it. Instead, take a clean rag or sponge and dampen it. Then wipe the surface thoroughly. If you want, you can add a small dash of vinegar, washing-up liquid or soda to the water, but you should use it very sparingly.
Lacquered wood is less susceptible and can withstand much more water. However, it should not be soaked because the paint can flake off.
If batteries are built into your wooden toy, then you should be particularly careful. The electronic parts must never get wet, otherwise they will rust and break.