There Could be Faeces on Your Child’s Teddy
We all want to keep our children safe and well but did you know that their beloved cuddly toys could actually pose health risks for them? As many as one in four cuddly toys are contaminated by faeces – gross! Just think how often young children put their toys in their mouth.
What’s even more frightening is that 80% of them harbour harmful bacteria such as staphylococcus which causes food poisoning.
If you’re wondering how their cuddly toys get so dirty then just think of how often you see them lying on the floor. Research conducted by Dettol found that 90% of kids regularly drop their teddies on the floor where they can obviously pick up dirt and germs.
What we suggest you do to keep them safe is regularly wash their cuddly toys especially if they’ve been ill. We would advise against putting them in the tumble dryer though because it would be catastrophic if a little teddy’s head fell off.
It’s not an easy task trying to persuade your little one to let you was their beloved toy in the wash but it will be worth the tears and tantrums if it keeps them safe and well. It’s not just them you need to worry about either. For every child that gets the flu, 8 family members will come down with it too.
Anything your child puts in their mouth needs to be kept hygienically clean. However, 1 in 5 bears are never washed and half of the ones that do are usually washed beside contaminated items such as dirty underwear and tea towels. This is a big no no.
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