Cleaning baby soft books by hand will keep their colours and durability for a longer time. Here are a few ideas in order to make sure that our babies are getting clean cloth books. Using a mixture of mild detergent (your baby’s shampoo will do) and cold water, gently immerse and soak your baby’s soft books for a few minutes to soften dirt or stain. Then drain the water and rinse once or twice to remove detergents. Do not ring or squeeze soft books as they will be wrinkled. Remove books from the water, place in a clean dry towel, and press the book to drain excess water. Air dry by hanging them in a shaded but brighter area.
Disinfecting your baby’s book is also the best way to keep their reading session safe. Disinfecting is different from washing as it uses chemicals to kill germs, while cleaning uses soap and water to remove germs. It's impossible to wash paper books but you can keep your kid's favourite storybook or colouring book from harboring viruses by disinfecting. Wiping the hardback with a fiber cloth with diluted bleach is a safe way to disinfect, taking care not to get water on pages.
Lamaze soft books are interesting and eye-catching because of their bright colours, cute designs that make sounds, squeaky parts, and crinkle sounds. Same with other soft books, Lamaze books need to be cleaned on a regular basis and can be washed in the washing machine. Tie the item inside the mesh bag or pillowcase to protect them. Add cold water and a mild detergent and choose a gentle speed. Air dry by hanging them. Hand washing is another great idea if you don't have a washing machine. Simply immerse them in a mild detergent, soak for a few minutes, then rinse and air dry by hanging them in a bright but shaded area.
Sanitizing board books is also a great idea. Though it’s not possible to submerge board books in the water, wiping them down with alcohol-based wipes is one of the best options. Or simply get a piece of clean cloth then spray it with alcohol and wipe down the whole area. Let them dry completely before handing them to your little ones. Most children’s books including board books have glossy cover and pages, making it easy to sanitize with alcohol-base cleaner. Don’t forget mums that newly bought books should be sanitized as well for your child's safety and protection.