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what can i use to soak ds bath toys in to get rid of the skank?

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mad4mybaby Thu 25-Sep-08 11:07:56

The squirters i will just bin but his other toys are covered in the black skank you get.. what can i soak it in other than bleach?

RubySlippers Thu 25-Sep-08 11:08:26

chuck them

black stuff is mould

rempy Thu 25-Sep-08 11:09:33

Milton. Which is bleach I think, but is at least edible.

rempy Thu 25-Sep-08 11:09:57

Well obviously not actually a food substance, but is safe!

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 11:11:22

Put them in a pillow case and chuck them in the washing machine, stop the spin tho!

OMaLittle Thu 25-Sep-08 11:14:57

thank god! it happens to other people's toys too - I thought it was just me and my bad housekeeping.

mad4mybaby Thu 25-Sep-08 11:18:24

its gross! Ds has started complaining there are 'bits' in the bath i.e the black bits coming off the toys! Which really grossed me out last night so decided i better do something! I cant afford to replace all the toys and he is quite attached to them!

malfoy Thu 25-Sep-08 11:21:00

I was thinking of sticking mine in the dishwasher. Is that a bad idea?

mad4mybaby Thu 25-Sep-08 11:26:07

hmm didnt think of that! Maybe youd have to do it on lowest temp setting as d/washers can be quite hot and the toys may melt?

malfoy Thu 25-Sep-08 11:29:36

that's what I thought + I was worried that the bath toys may "contaminated" the dishwasher.

TheProvincialLady Thu 25-Sep-08 11:31:49

Ihave found that soaking in bleach/milton is the only way to get rid of all of it. It comes back though. I am just about to throw away some of DS squirty toys as he doesn't play with them that much but I am always having to wash them.

MrsTittleMouse Thu 25-Sep-08 11:31:55

I use Milton. It's grim isn't it?

lizziemun Thu 25-Sep-08 11:35:47

I soaked in milton and filled and squirted until they weren't squiting black gunk out.

Make sure that they are emptied after each bath time.

MrsWalton Thu 25-Sep-08 22:15:47

Soak in Milton and then throw in dishwasher. If really concerned about contaminating dishwasher, run it thru a cycle empty.

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