1. First put the toys in the freezer overnight. This will kill microscopic bugs and dust mites.
2. Then make up a bran cleaner. Bran is a gentle abrasive and an absorbent that has been used as a cleaner for centuries (it was used to clean tapestries in the middle ages).
Shannon’s bran cleaner is made of 3 cups of unprocessed wheat bran. Pour the mixture into a clean cloth bag (a pillowslip works well) and put the toys in before giving it a good shake. It’s best to head outside so you don’t make a mess in the house. Once the toys have been well and truly coated in the bran mix – take them out and brush them off with a clean, firm brush (Shannon uses a scrubbing brush).
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