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Sep 2020 15 17:12

Milton Sterilising Fluid

Hi All,
I have a TA asking if they can flush play sand with Milton Sterilising Fluid and allow to dry then use for 2year olds,I have in my head that I read somewhere on here that this fluid should be avoided,can someone please point to the correct answer? TIA
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Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Miltons is basically a mild bleach. It is often used to sterilise baby bottles and child eating trays. Mother often swear by the stuff. Like any form of bleach, in the wrong hands it can be harmful if swallowed. Chlorine bleach <5% however, the safety sheet says non-hazardous.

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Sep 2020 16 07:25

Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Thanks Caretaker,Im still not convived of the benifit so will raise my concern with head and see if he wants to overule me and allow it
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Why is it so urgent that aTA wants children to play in the sand ?, is it really worth all that time and energy trying to clean it with bleach when the time could be better spent on teaching them basic hygiene practices instead or some other new play activity. -Gobsmacked.png-

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Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

We are using it for sterilisation of the toys etc. It is not something we would normally have in school.

It is recommended by our LA for control of the Covid 19.
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Sep 2020 16 08:43

Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Cleaning sand with it?

Is this because of Covid concerns?
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Sep 2020 16 10:37

Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

I thought the directive was no sand at the moment.
All sand has been removed from our schools.
So it shouldn't be used
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Sep 2020 16 11:39

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eggy wrote: Wed, 16th Sep 2020, 10:37am I thought the directive was no sand at the moment.
All sand has been removed from our schools.
So it shouldn't be used
Morning Eggy, do you have a link to the directive, or is it a locally produced one? Thanks in advance
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Dunroamin wrote: Wed, 16th Sep 2020, 11:39am Morning Eggy, do you have a link to the directive, or is it a locally produced one? Thanks in advance
No, as I was just told to remove sand. Have tried reading some links but hard to find on .gov
Google sand in eyfs covid
There are enough links to LEA ,rugs sites & schools that are removing sand because it can't be cleaned and this is seen as good practice.
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Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Hi All thanks for responses,I believe this TA wants to use sand in small tub for the 2yo and has been told it needs constant cleaning due to covid seems alot of work and effort for the usage but ha ho think weve all been there at some point.... up the chain it goes
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UV light will kill covid I have been told so they could spread it thin on a cement mixer board and leave it out side.

There are more possibly contagious objects in school than playsand, lego, kids, chairs, kids, cloakrooms, kids, lockers, kids, toilet seats, kids, in fact just kids really, their finger to mouth habit.....well, nuff said. -Scared.png-
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Sep 2020 17 06:30

Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Sand isn't quick to dry.

She'll need quite a few tubs!
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Sep 2020 17 07:37

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wouldnt go near it with a barge pole. why oh why would you want to use bleach around children? no no no. only takes once. and what happens when its not rinsed and all their clothing is spoilt?
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Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Hutch1066 wrote: Tue, 15th Sep 2020, 5:12pm Hi All,
I have a TA asking if they can flush play sand with Milton Sterilising Fluid and allow to dry then use for 2year olds,I have in my head that I read somewhere on here that this fluid should be avoided,can someone please point to the correct answer? TIA

I think its a waste of money and how would you flush the sand without it going down the drain?? Is it me or have some people dont think about things properly before they ask. -Shock.png- -Shock.png-
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Sep 2020 17 09:47

Re: Milton Sterilising Fluid

Perhaps Chemsan would be a better option. It is a no rinse steriliser used in the brewing industry? Available through Amazon etc.
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