Best Ways to Clean Up After Toddlers

Scrigit Scraper™ Makes Life with Toddlers Much Easier

toddlers can be messyThe giggles. The snuggles. The milestones. The messes. Oh, the messes! Children bring with them a hodgepodge of sticky, messy goodness. Whether it’s the toys they drooled on after breakfast, the spaghetti they ate for lunch, the stickers they played with after nap time, or the markers they used to draw all over themselves, toddlers are especially prone to creating monstrous messes all over the house and car. Here are some ways you can stay on top of it, while still being able to enjoy the wonderment of your children as they explore their environment.

Cleaning toys. How many times have you collected Lego® bricks off the floor, only to see some goopy mess (Jelly? Milk? Pudding?) puddled on the inside? Before you decide to soak them overnight, use Scrigit Scraper™ to get out all of the debris. The flat side is perfect for scraping in tight corners. Once you’ve removed all of the goop, wash the toys in warm, soapy water. Don’t toss them into the dishwasher, as many plastic toys cannot withstand the high temperature.

scraping sticker off wood floorRemoving stickers. They’re on the floor, on the furniture, on the books, on the kids. Children love stickers! However, they’re not very discerning about where the stickers are applied. To safely remove stickers from your wood furniture and floors, appliances, laminates, and metal and glass surfaces, gently scrape them off with the rounded tip of your Scrigit Scraper™ instead of using your fingernails. The polycarbonate plastic is about the same hardness as fingernails, but more durable, and will not damage most household surfaces. Remove any remaining adhesive marks by applying olive oil (or any cooking oil) to the area, and rub with a soft cloth. Do not use oil on painted surfaces, as it will stain.

Removing wax crayon marks. Toddlers love to draw on walls and tables, don’t they? Before you reach for your bottle of degreaser or multipurpose spray and create a bigger mess, try this trick. First, scrape off all loose crayon with Scrigit Scraper™. Next, use a hair dryer to warm the remaining traces of wax. Wipe clean with a soft cloth soaked in hot soapy water. Repeat with the hair dryer and cloth until the crayon is gone.

Maintaining gear. High chairs, car seats, and strollers are infamous for having little crevices where crumbs and other food messes tend to congregate. With our 5-pack of Scrigits, you can keep one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in the car, one in the diaper bag, and one in another handy location! Use it for big cleans once per month to completely freshen gear (remove all of the cushions, scrape all dried debris, and wipe everything down with a sanitizer), and use it daily to scrape up the small spills that inevitably occur when you’re on the go. The more you use your Scrigit, the more uses you will find for it.

For ideas on how to get your toddlers and older kids to clean up after themselves, look here.

Contributed by guest blogger and mom, Cyndi G.

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