The risk of getting germs from toys rises when other kids are handling the same toys. Most of the time, washing toys with soap and water and letting them air-dry every couple weeks is fine. But when we have a couple of kids manhandling the same toys, the risk of bacteria infection rises. These times call for a regular household bleach wash (one-quarter cup of household bleach in one gallon of water). Wash, rinse thoroughly and air-dry the goods. Fuzzy toys are germ magnets and are harder to clean, so you might want to put these away other kids are around.