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DDs nursery will be removing all soft toys as they can't be sterilised....

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PrefetParfait Thu 30-Jul-09 15:09:12

but they will be regullarly sterilising all hard toys...(which of course tehy will get into all the nooks and crannies of hmm)

Madness....pure madness...

WhatFreshHellIsThis Thu 30-Jul-09 15:09:49

It really is getting out of control, isn't it?

AnyFucker Thu 30-Jul-09 15:10:38

I dunno about nurseries, but this is pretty standard practice in medical establishments and has been for some time

PrefetParfait Thu 30-Jul-09 15:11:11

And we have to use alchohol gel as we enter teh building.

And the children are not allwed to go to nursery if they have had contact with someone with SF (which is a little bit more tolerable and understandable)...but removing soft toys.

hana Thu 30-Jul-09 15:11:38

shouldn't they be doing this as a matter of course already?

soft toys are horrid - esp in nurseries with dribbling snotty children!

AnyFucker Thu 30-Jul-09 15:14:31

I mean for some time prior to swine flu hysteria reporting

MadameCastafiore Thu 30-Jul-09 15:18:50

Stick teddies etc in the deep freeze as will kill germs I think.

AnyFucker Thu 30-Jul-09 15:20:07

more effective still, stick the kids in the deepfreeze grin

PrefetParfait Thu 30-Jul-09 15:21:20

No deep freeze doesn't kill. It stops them multiplying.

It is not teddies and things we are talking about.

It is things like soft bodied dolls, dressing up clothes, puppets...

preggersplayspop Thu 30-Jul-09 15:22:42

I read this was the latest guidance yesterday but it does seem like its all getting a bit ridiculous. They are also advising children don't share toys/crayons etc or musical instruments. And that they are wiped before they are passed onto other children if they are shared between children.

Its just completely unrealistic in a nursery environment. The virus floats in the air anyway I believe!

hocuspontas Thu 30-Jul-09 15:25:30

It's just not practical sterilising toys. I mean - how many 'touches' before it's deemed necessary? Once a day? Why stop at toys? Are they going to sterilize the carpet? The walls? Snotty hands go everywhere.

Is this a governmnent directive or parents getting angsty?

preggersplayspop Thu 30-Jul-09 15:32:00

Government advice apparently.

Surely parents are being a little more pragmatic about it?!!

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