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What's the ideal way for a daycare center to keep toys clean?

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Many centers have a policy that toys are cleaned and sanitized at least once a day. Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, however, suggest that every time a toy is placed in a child's mouth, it should be set aside until it can be cleaned and disinfected.

SOURCES:

Aseelah El-Amin, Atlanta. Ga.

Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, medical director, General Pediatrics Clinic, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Laurie Lee Richter, director, Kidopolis Child Development Center, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Caring for Our Children, 3 Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011. rd

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Aseelah El-Amin, Atlanta. Ga.

Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, medical director, General Pediatrics Clinic, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Laurie Lee Richter, director, Kidopolis Child Development Center, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Caring for Our Children, 3 Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011. rd

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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