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curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:08:07

I just got my baby's walker out of my parents loft after 18 months.. It cost about £80, one of those car ones.

It's very very dirty and covered in mould.

My DH thinks we can just sponge in down for DD2... I think, buy a new one!! It looks like crap.

He said, the whole plus of having a DD2 is that we don't have to buy all this big stuff again and if I really can't use it, I can't have one.

I need one. I don't want one covered in mould. AIBU??!

WorraLiberty Sat 23-Nov-13 00:09:46

Yes I'd buy a new one

You'll probably get loads of 'YABU to use a baby walker' on this thread

But I found them a godsend for my 3 kids.

curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:11:25

Well, my DD1 never walked in it as she has hypermobility, but loved standing in it when she could.

DD2 is the moodiest baby in the entire world and needs to stand 24/7!! I need it wink

VerySmallSqueak Sat 23-Nov-13 00:13:35

Buy a second hand non mouldy one.
Even better see if a friend has one they'll let you have or borrow for free.

Then DH can't moan.

(BTW Worra is right - I wouldn't use a baby walker....wink )

curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:15:01

Neither would I... Before I had a baby that could only stand and needed something to stand in smile

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sat 23-Nov-13 00:17:40

I would buy a new one rather than use a mouldy one. They're not that expensive. Mould can be more harmful to babies than it can to us.

However I agree - I had a very stand-y baby, we had a jumperoo and one of those little trolley things they can push along and hold onto. I just didn't like the idea of a walker - gives them too much access to stuff!

curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:20:53

Well, she's getting a jumperoo for Christmas from my parents and is too little for a trolley walker.

The car walkers, especially on carpet, don't move, at all. And you can lock them. They can be like a very hard to bounce bouncer.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 23-Nov-13 00:21:24

Sorry curious,and I know that's not the point of the thread.

I just couldn't resist in response to Worra!


curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:25:43

No problem grin

WorraLiberty Sat 23-Nov-13 00:45:43

(BTW Worra is right - I wouldn't use a baby walker....wink )

Well to be fair you'd look a bit bloody silly in one grin

AgentZigzag Sat 23-Nov-13 00:48:13

What about your DH seeing how clean he can get it before you decide?

I think most mould would stain anyway, not something you want near your lovely new baby in their gorgeous white babygrow/vest.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 23-Nov-13 00:48:59


It's be fun though...

Babymamaroon Sat 23-Nov-13 09:14:01

You could try a mould remover and give it a thorough rinse and clean. I had the same issue with mine and it came up like new. If that doesn't work buy a new one...

Abrahamlincolnsghost Sat 23-Nov-13 09:29:11

Hydrogen peroxide (30 vol) from the chemist is really good for mould removal.

Gemdar Sat 23-Nov-13 09:49:37

Could she have the jumperoo from your parents early? I wouldn't bother with two things and both mine loved the jumperoo. Seems silly to buy something else or go without for a month for the sake of receiving a gift on Christmas Day when she needs it now and is too young to know...

TheSkiingGardener Sat 23-Nov-13 09:52:39

Try and clean it, if it's no good either wait for the jumperoo or see if you can get one second hand.

Damnautocorrect Sat 23-Nov-13 10:06:55

You've nothing to lose by attempting a clean.

mumofbeautys Sat 23-Nov-13 11:36:40

I would forget the walker if she is having a jumperoo, she will end uo probably only using one or the other.

drinkyourmilk Sat 23-Nov-13 11:41:55

I would remove the material pieces (can be difficult but generally possible), soak them in a vanish solution then put in washing machine with a a bit of bleach to kill mould spores. Plastic shell gets put in Bath to be showered and sprayed with bleach solution and scrubbed.
I honestly think it will be fine.
I'd at least try to salvage it before wasting £80 and sticking something else in landfill

LST Sat 23-Nov-13 11:46:54

Ds hated his jumperoo. loved his baby walker. I'd try and clean it. If it's a lost cause a new one.

PurpleRayne Sat 23-Nov-13 13:16:50

Suggest that DH gives it a thorough clean then decide - it may actually be fine - if not you haven't lost anything.

rach6122 Sat 23-Nov-13 14:41:56

Yanbu to want a new one but give your dh a hence to clean it up first.
P.s. what's wrong with baby walkers?

rach6122 Sat 23-Nov-13 14:42:14


Jollyb Sat 23-Nov-13 15:40:12

Clean it. I've recently demoulded a couple of buggies and a car seat and they came up beautifully. .

foreverondiet Sat 23-Nov-13 20:14:04

Baby walkers that the baby pushes or sits on (like ride on) are fine but I think some concerns about baby walkers that the baby sits inside.

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