I have 2 huge tubs filled with soft toys - some old and sentimental, some new. My ds (nearly 2) is showing an interest but I just found that they stink - even the new ones. Partly due to some of the older ones passing on the smell, partly due to the boxes reeking of plastic. In my wisdom, the boxes were sealed so no air circulation.
I've seen a lot online about using baking soda and a bag to deodorise. Now, I have baking powder. I have bicarbonate of soda. Baking soda appears not to exist in the shops I've gone to so I can only assume it's another name for bicarbonate of soda or baking powder. Only problem is I don't know which! Can anyone help?
We'll I did a test run with the bicarb and it worked like a dream! I'm so impressed! Why did no-one ever tell me how good it is?? What else can you do with it?
I think I might bite the bullet (I'm quite a cautious person) and put some in the washing machine though. I did machine wash a few yesterday and they've come out lovely - dried them overnight in the bathroom with the towel rail on and they're all bone dry this morning. Thanks so much for your advice guys, you all rock. Very helpful
Hmm, the bicarb trick wasn't very long-lasting; even though I used loads and left them ages, the smell has now returned. Have bitten the bullet and divided some to be hand washed, some that will doubtless be fine in the washing machine and some (fragile or v old) that I will wrap in tumble dryer scented sheets until the bad smell is replaced by a nice smell. Those I washed in the machine yesterday were dry by this morning and smell lovely!