Toys are pretty disgusting when you think about it. Babies and even kids will stick toys in their mouths, put toys on the ground, cover toys in food, let dogs chew on them, etc. Like I said, disgusting.
Needless to say, you will want to wash toys at some point.
The problem is that you need to make sure your cleaning products are safe for a child to put in their mouth. That means Lysol is out!
If you are looking for natural ways to clean toys, check out this list!
Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle simply spray and wipe toys. You do not want to soak wood toys and it is best if they are wiped dry. The vinegar smell will disappear once it has dried.
Most soft toys can be cleaned in the washing machine. Read tags to make sure you will not ruin the toy by washing it but in general you can simply wash stuffed toys on warm with your usual laundry detergent. Tumble dry low unless the tag instructs to air dry.
Felted wool toys can be washed in the washing machine inside a pillow case or mesh bag. If the wool is not felted, you will need to be extra cautious. Follow any instructions and/or carefully spot clean. Use a mild wool soap to clean and let air dry.
Instead of using bleach, try using the sun! Sunning is a great method of getting rid of stains. Simply lay wet white toys in direct sunlight in a few hours they should be dry and the stain should be gone. For difficult stains you can spray lemon juice onto the stain and then proceed with the sunning process.