Germ Illustration

The Most Contaminated Surfaces

Surfaces considered most likely to be contaminated are those with which children are most likely to have close contact. These include:

  • toys that children put in their mouths and touch
  • crib rails
  • food preparation areas
  • sensory tables items
  • water play table
  • surfaces likely to become very contaminated with germs, such as diaper-changing areas and bathrooms.

Playdough cannot be sanitized and needs to be replaced on a regular basis.

Last modified: February 19, 2020