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My husband thinks IABU for NOT allowing

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Nooneelseisallowedafergus Mon 14-Jan-13 20:06:38

Toilet brushes in the house.

I have a toilet duck one with disposable brushes which you flush after one use.
And strongly feel this is the only option for hygiene. I can't bear the thought of my toddler or baby getting their hands on a poo encrusted toilet brush, or god forbid coming anywhere near the poo water which is always to be found pooling in the bottom of the toilet brush holder.

In my opinion it is beyond minging to own them, especially if you have young children in the house.

My husband thinks I am an anal germ hater.

What say the wise users of Mumsnet?

fuckwittery Mon 14-Jan-13 20:08:38

Pretty rank. I do have one but I keep bleach solution in the bottom and replace every 3 months. We didn't have one for a about a year when dd2 was in that touch everything stage!

MimmeeBack Mon 14-Jan-13 20:08:57


I hate toilet brushes, I have a toilet duck too, and that is bad enough.


littlewhitebag Mon 14-Jan-13 20:09:03

I hate toilet brushes and have banned them too. Liberal dousing in bleach is what it takes to clean toilets in my opinion.

BabsAndTheRu Mon 14-Jan-13 20:10:19

I'm with you, haven't had one in the house for years as got fed up finding them covered in poo and being the only one that cleaned them. This was before the kids came along. I find them totally gross.

N0tinmylife Mon 14-Jan-13 20:10:21

YABU! Just don't let the DC play in the bathroom, problem solved. I say that as someone who is clearly beyond minging! hmm

TheSkiingGardener Mon 14-Jan-13 20:10:38

I have a toilet duck too. Toilet brushes are disgusting. My mother thinks I am weird.

Aspiemum2 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:10:58

Yanbu, I hate them and have the toilet duck too. Bleach also a must but not a toilet brush.

kinkyfuckery Mon 14-Jan-13 20:11:21

I have TWO loo brushes in my house. Can't think I've ever actually cleaned them in the almost-four years I've had them. Oh well.

Shutupanddrive Mon 14-Jan-13 20:12:43

YANBU, they are disgusting. I have the toilet duck thing too

edam Mon 14-Jan-13 20:12:57

If you don't have a brush, what implement do you use to scrub? It's all very well chucking bleach down there, but you need something to rub it around...

Pandemoniaa Mon 14-Jan-13 20:13:41

My husband thinks I am an anal germ hater.*

I'm liking what you've done there.

However, I can't say I'm overly charmed by toilet brushes but equally, I do get a tad concerned about the paranoia over Poo Germs that seems so rampant on here at times. But if have an inquisitive toddler than it's best not to provide the temptation of a lavvy brush.

insprognito Mon 14-Jan-13 20:13:42

I agree, don't like them either so YANBU.

catgirl1976 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:13:47


The are the vilest of vile things

CMOTDibbler Mon 14-Jan-13 20:13:52

I've got toilet brushes. No ones died <shrugs>

Unacceptable Mon 14-Jan-13 20:14:09

YANBU Evil, horrid, disgusting things.

I always think when I go to a public toilet and see a pinky stained brush with flecks of crap on that maybe I can hang on till I get home.

I wouldn't use a manky cloth to clean surfaces, why use a maky brush to clean a toilet?

porridgewithalmondmilk Mon 14-Jan-13 20:14:18

Yes, I need to have a scrub quite frequently, my poos are probably just exceptionally sticky/skiddy blush

Unacceptable Mon 14-Jan-13 20:14:25


Nooneelseisallowedafergus Mon 14-Jan-13 20:15:14

I have a toilet duck thing. It's just a handle which grips disposable brushes which you get in packs of 12 I think. So the only thing you have to store is the handle and handle holder, not the pooey bit.

Sidge Mon 14-Jan-13 20:16:05

I have toilet brushes.

I have three children.

None of them have ever played with a toilet brush. It's not that difficult to teach them not to.

IMO you can't clean a toilet properly without some sort of brush. Just chucking bleach down doesn't do the job. And as you can get loo brushes for 2 quid in Tesco you could change them monthly if you felt so inclined.

lyndie Mon 14-Jan-13 20:16:43

Fair enough if you don't like them but what about other germs? How can you ever stop your child getting their hands down their nappies, what about potty training, what about garden muck?

AmberLeaf Mon 14-Jan-13 20:17:10

disposable brushes that you flush ?

Have I misunderstood?

Nooneelseisallowedafergus Mon 14-Jan-13 20:17:19

Pandemoniaa - hadn't noticed my pun. Unintentional wit.

I have a toilet brushy type thing, you can clip bathroom wipes or whatever you want to use to the end of it and wipe round then press a button and it releases the wipe into the toilet or bin. Its ace.

AmberLeaf Mon 14-Jan-13 20:17:55

Bleach just bleaches the crap, it is still there unless you scrub it away.

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