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Cleaning inside of straws on toddler cups....

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sjcmum Sun 31-Aug-08 14:11:34

DD has cup with integrated straw. It does come apart into three sections - but the inside is just beginning to look a bit manky nonetheless. Running really hot water through or leaving to soak doesn't seem to be enough, as there is a kind of valve I think it in to make it more awkward.

Any suggestions?

lucysmam Sun 31-Aug-08 14:17:22

sterilising fluid like for bottles n a good soak? then cotton buds to get in the awkward bits. Usually works for 'sippy cup' type of cups, never tried with straws though

Ready4anotherCoffee Sun 31-Aug-08 14:18:50


lucysmam Sun 31-Aug-08 17:17:25

sjcmum, I've just had a thought, some of the cups with valves, the valve comes out of. Might make cleaning it a bit easier smile

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sun 31-Aug-08 17:21:10

get a baby bottle cleaner down there thats what i do. i think my dd might have the same cup as yours. they are a pain to wash arent they. im sure mine is tommee tippy?

sjcmum Wed 03-Sep-08 14:04:49

Mine is a mothercare one - it kind of has a flippy bit which covers the bendy straw which then pops up. The straw does split into two - and one bit you can run hot water through, the other bit you can't really because of the valve which seems all integral to the straw. Anyway - thanks for the advice - I think cotton buds and a baby bottle cleaner are all too big to fit in the straw itself, but I'm trying to track down some pipe cleaners, and will also try sterilising fluid!


PoorOldEnid Wed 03-Sep-08 14:06:27

chuck it away and buy a new one

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