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Why is my changing mat turning pink?

(7 Posts)
FingonTheValiantReindeer Thu 09-Dec-10 16:05:49

I have a cream coloured changing mat and about a week a go I noticed a little patch had developed a pink tinge. Today I noticed that several more pink-tinged patches have appeared, all along the same edge of it. I've tried cleaning them off with baby wipes but they're not shifting. Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it please?

Thanks very much!

<hoping it's not something that makes me the world's worst nappy changer>

FingonTheValiantReindeer Thu 09-Dec-10 21:27:56


missnevermind Thu 09-Dec-10 22:04:18

It may be bacteria. Try some antibacterial spray. It may be worth changing the mat.

coffeeicing Thu 09-Dec-10 22:05:41

I think there is a particular type of bacteria that produces pink patches (usually in showers). Try bleach - or else bin I'm afraid!

FingonTheValiantReindeer Thu 09-Dec-10 22:07:32

Rubbish. Ok, I'll try antibacterial stuff. I wonder where it's come from though confused not seen it elsewhere

missnevermind Thu 09-Dec-10 22:16:15

Not any help whatsever but philladelphia cheese goes pink when it turns. Bluuugh. grin

FingonTheValiantReindeer Thu 09-Dec-10 22:26:49

I'm fairly certain there's been no philly on my mat

Thanks missnevermind and coffeeicing

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