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How do I remove mould inside bath ducks?

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MrsJamin Tue 29-Sep-09 09:02:23

DS has had bath ducks for over a year and they are getting a few black spots inside, can anyone think of a way to get rid of the mould without harming the ducks or leaving a residue that would get into the bath water?

fortyplus Tue 29-Sep-09 09:04:38

Make a bleach solution and put ducks in it. Keep squeezing them so it swooshes around inside. But if they're those rubbery plastic ones eventually they get stained

fishie Tue 29-Sep-09 09:09:17

milton

monkeysavingexpertdotcom Tue 29-Sep-09 09:11:26

I throw them and get new ones. Life's too short to bleach ducks.

bamboostalks Tue 29-Sep-09 09:13:33

Get rid.

fircone Tue 29-Sep-09 09:14:27

chuck the cluckers

Tillyscoutsmum Tue 29-Sep-09 09:16:16

I stick them in the dishwasher

TsarChasm Tue 29-Sep-09 09:18:04

Dishwasher sometimes works on bath toys but really having found out the hard way, I think best to just buy a few new ones.

stealthsquiggle Tue 29-Sep-09 09:30:21

LOL at "Life's too short to bleach ducks" but sad to say I have done, as my DC will not contemplate the disappearance of their precious ducks hmm.

It doesn't work for long, I have to admit sad

monkeysavingexpertdotcom Tue 29-Sep-09 10:30:41

You can get rerally cool ducks now - all sorts of colours and patterns! We have dinosaurs at the moment. Can't you invent a ducky heaven or something?

stealthsquiggle Tue 29-Sep-09 11:00:43

That's part of the problem - we are not talking easy-to-replace ducks here - one with flowers on, one wearing shades, a selection of colour-changing ones - ducky heaven would result in ducky grief counselling, I fear.

southeastastra Tue 29-Sep-09 11:03:28

cut the hole slightly bigger then clean with a cotton wool bud. not hard, and anyway the black stuff won't harm them even if they did eat it.

MrsJamin Tue 29-Sep-09 12:27:29

These are common-as-mud yellow ducks from Dunelm Mill, not difficult to replace, but my eco and moneysaving side won't let me throw them away. Life is indeed short but landfill space is also running short wink

I can't imagine the dishwasher would get into the inside of the duck. Milton is an interesting idea.

SparkyToo Wed 30-Sep-09 20:40:15

Chuck them out - I am always relieved to have an excuse to throw out the bath toys - they drive me mad having to put them away each evening!!

meltedmarsbars Wed 30-Sep-09 20:46:04

You know what happens to rejected rubber ducks? this!

grin

ZipadiSoozi Wed 30-Sep-09 21:04:22

Miltons, then rinse really well!

CybilLiberty Wed 30-Sep-09 21:11:40

chuck em out

whomovedmychocolate Wed 30-Sep-09 21:23:10

Tell your child they have flown south for winter and buy more.

MrsJamin Thu 01-Oct-09 09:25:56

meltedmarsbars - that is a really interesting story!

ramonaquimby Thu 01-Oct-09 09:27:50

and when you buy new ones make sure they don't have any holes (thus avoiding future mildew spots)

meltedmarsbars Thu 01-Oct-09 14:05:17

MrsJamin, I really do have nothing better to do!

Pingpong Thu 01-Oct-09 14:09:07

<shakes head and worries about the disposable society we live in and wander off to read something more interesting>

MrsJamin Thu 01-Oct-09 14:10:55

smac I too am a little shock hmm about the amount of people that told me just to throw them away!

meggg Thu 01-Oct-09 14:38:05

Message withdrawn

BooBooChicken Thu 01-Oct-09 14:42:41

???????????? hmm

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