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If you wash something and it still has mould stains, has the mould 'gone'

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GetMe Tue 02-Sep-14 20:19:46

I got an activity station out the shed that my first baby used but the material the baby sits in has black mould spots and 2 of the cloth toys. I've washed them on a hot wash but the black spots remain.

I'm a bit worried as this is for my second baby to use, but I'm wondering if it's just staining and the mould will have all been washed out.

Should I just chuck it to be on the safe side and get a new one?

e1y1 Wed 03-Sep-14 15:30:42

Should be fine, all you're needing to do is kill the spores, if you want to make sure of that, use some Chlorine Bleach in your machine (not standard practice here in the UK, but I have done it many a time and no problems) in the US, you wouldn't dream of doing whit laundry without Clorox bleach (only coz US washers don't heat their own water though) anyway going off topic.

Chlorine Bleach is capable of killing every bug on Earth, even the AIDS virus, so it'll kill all the mould even if staining remains.

Can't you tell my mother is a Biologist? hmm

GetMe Wed 03-Sep-14 21:34:17

Thanks e1y1 will give that a try!

mausmaus Wed 03-Sep-14 21:36:50

if you washed it at 60 or more the mould is gone.
to be sure you can wash hot with vinegar.

e1y1 Wed 03-Sep-14 23:17:23

Oh, on a side note. Not trying to say you don't know what you're doing, but use THIN bleach (about half a cup).

If you use the thick type bleach, just use one fair squirt, the thick stuff foams up in use, so too much and it will come out of every gap of your machine.

Thin bleach does not do this (basically this is what Clorox laundry bleach is HERE

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