Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

If you're new to my blog, click here to read about Tipsy Tuesday and to grab the button! As always there's no requirement to be a mommy, nor do your tips need to be baby related! And I'm still looking for that tip of how to sharpen crafty scissors!!

My tip for the day? Cleaning baby toys!

In this household we have an extremely old dishwasher! Uber old! Like came with the with house old... all that to say, I'm not convinced on how RINSED the dish soap gets off the dishes. Now to date Cascade has not killed me, I don't think I'm getting dish soap buildup in my lungs or belly, but still - I'm always paranoid to what Ace is consuming. So I was on the hunt for a different dishwasher detergent to clean the baby toys with and I found one! Seventh Generation! I know they are amazing right - in fact the back of the bottle says "if consumed drink a glass of water" No need for poison control! So what better to use on my baby's toys that he slobbers all over than a detergent that requires a glass of water if you consume the detergent directly?! So that's my recommendation and it's helpful for the environment too!

Secondly, there are SO many toys that require "topical only" cleaning. Can't wash them, can't throw them in the dishwasher (who came up with these toys?!) Anyway - for those rather than break out the Dawn dish soap and run the risk of being unable to get all the soap off OR getting it so wet that I might have well put it in the washer I use the Pampers Clean N Go Wipes. Now I am sure it's not cleaning ALL the germs off - but then again not all germs are bad right? So far Ace has only had colds passed on from his parents and he's only been sick one time with the flu bug we passed around, so I think we've done pretty well in the germ department around here. So those are my tips for cleaning baby toys! I welcome others!

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Jessica said...

I'm not sure if this would work for sharpening craft scissors, but last night I saw a clip that the local news did on the product called Samaurai Shark used for sharpening knife blades. Maybe it would work for sharpening scissors??

Tiffany said...

I'm stopping by from SITS to say hi. I like your idea of "tipsy Tuesday". Good tip about the baby toys too.

Sarah said...

Popping in from SITS - I use a personal trimmer for scrapping and I'm told that by cutting up tinfoil (aluminium foil) will sharpen the blade, perhaps it'll work with scissors? Tipsy Tuesday sounds like a great idea!

Kristen said...

I wish I had tips to share. It's not because I don't care...I am just pathetic.

UPrinting said...

"...a detergent that requires a glass of water if you consume the detergent directly?!"
- Will he be burping out bubbles? LOL. I'm kidding. That's actually a great feature. So cool! :)