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yuky bath toys...sugestions please!

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mrsmarzipan Tue 10-Nov-09 15:21:28

No doubt this will have been asked a hundred times before but here we go again!

Please someone tell me how to get rid of yuky black mould off bath toys. I am tired of throwing out good toys because i just don't feel they are clean enough for baby brother to put in his mouth when in the bath. Have tried putting them in dishwasher but still feel a little slimy.
Thank you in advance!

somewhathorrified Tue 10-Nov-09 16:12:24

Never tried but you could try using a toothbrush and hot soapy water, then run them through the dishwasher to 'sterilize'.

orangina Tue 10-Nov-09 16:14:26

Chuck them out. Sorry.

Surfermum Tue 10-Nov-09 16:18:42

Soda crystals are good for this. I put some on and then scrub with a toothbrush.

crokky Tue 10-Nov-09 16:20:16

If this is on the inside of squeezy toys with only a small hole that you can't really get anything into, you need to bin them.

CokeFan Tue 10-Nov-09 16:23:26

We've just chucked a load out - tried white vinegar but it did nothing. In the translucent toys you could see the black stuff but the opaque ones were probably just as bad - just not visibly dirty.

Other people have suggested using a plastic tea set, rather than bath toys which have holes in them, then at least they can't fill up with water.

mrsmarzipan Tue 10-Nov-09 20:27:50

Thanks for the tips! I will go with the majority and save myself time and effort by chucking them out!
Will give a tea set a go though.

twolittlekings Tue 10-Nov-09 20:37:21

DS uses his plastic kettle and cups (aka tea set as suggested). Likes the collander for making good noise and patterns in the water.

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