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rubber ducks and black mouldy stuff

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SazzlesA Sun 14-Sep-08 20:58:16

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ja9 Sun 14-Sep-08 21:03:52

chuck em and start again.

Pawslikepaddington Sun 14-Sep-08 21:04:19

Throw them away! smile

Heated Sun 14-Sep-08 21:06:41

Have ruthlessly culled plastic ducks and all bath toys with holes in their bottoms in our house smile

Pennies Sun 14-Sep-08 21:10:40

bin them but when you get news ones regularly wash them with a Milton solution (most bath toys have a small hole in them through which you can get the solution in by squeezing them as you hold them under water), then let them soak in the solution for a while (I leave mine overnight) and the rinse them and squeeze the water out. I do this about once a fortnight and the ducks I bought 4 years ago are still good as new.

Pennies Sun 14-Sep-08 21:13:13

Sorry was just thinking that this sounded like a lot of effort to go to for some bath ducks but I also leave the bath mats to soak in the same solution in the bath as this gets rid of all that black gunk that accumulates on the suckers underneath.

Mimsy2000 Sun 14-Sep-08 21:15:48

bin - bath toys have limited shelf life

SazzlesA Sun 14-Sep-08 21:17:03

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cmotdibbler Sun 14-Sep-08 21:17:19

I use Milton for the ducks/bathmat etc. Not nearly as regularly as Pennies though...

naturalblonde Sun 14-Sep-08 21:17:31

Washing up bowl with bleach and hot water. Fill ducks with water and leave to soak for 2-3 hours, then squeeze and rinse.

SazzlesA Sun 14-Sep-08 21:20:41

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