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Great Tip: Cleaning Bath Toys

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 27, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: How and Why to Clean Bath Toys!
Do you clean out your children's bath toys?

Did you realize they harbor mold that can give your child rashes - and well, it's just gross and nasty!

You will probably need to use bleach to clean them out, and toss the real nasty ones.

But I love this tip - just glue up the hole with a glue gun and no more mold!

NOTE: If your child is the type to be able to remove the glue and eat it, this might not be the tip for you. Since the glue goes inside, I am not sure how they could do this, but I know some kids seem to do the impossible!

REMEMBER: Little children should always be supervised while in the bathtub, so do keep watch on the toys for removed glue.

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Lynda Tomkinson posted: They need to just make better bath toys

Amy Merrell posted: Good idea, except if you stop up the holes they can't squirt them anymore. The squirting is what my kids like about their bath toys. I just clean them out good with bleach water from time to time. The nasty ones get tossed.

Ann Caillier posted: I never did understand why they put the hole in the bottom of them things anyway, I don't think that my rubber ducky had a hole in the bottom

Erin Tucker posted: Why didn't I think of this!?!?!?! We've thrown away tons of bath toys and have a hard time finding new ones because they all have that hole and get moldy. whoo hoo!

Jennifer Theunissen posted: Thanks for the tip! I stopped buying anything with holes just because it's to hard to clean. My kiddos will be very happy to get some more duckies to play with :) Thanks

Jennifer Krane posted: I throw mine in the dishwasher every now and then. If they can't take the heat - then I throw them out. I always need a quick fix because they take a bath almost every night.

Jessica Glendon posted: Jennifer ... be soap is one of the most caustic substances in our if any residual soap is getting stuck inside, that could be doing your children as much/more damage. Just FYI.

Lourena Little posted: I wouldn't buy toys with holes in them, that would solve the problem .

NOTE - If any of the above links are not working or the freebies or coupons no longer available, please post a blog comment below and I'll edit it!

Image: Parts Express Hot Melt Trigger Glue Gun - Comes with built-in stand and two glue sticksImage: Munchkin White Hot Duck Bath Toy - Water-tight to prevent sinking, squirting, and mildew

Shopping Suggestions:
Parts Express Hot Melt Trigger Glue Gun
Toysmith Classic Rubber Ducky Bath Toy
Munchkin Watertight Duck Bath Toy
Sassy Stay-Clean Silly Squirts Water Toy
Sassy Fish Stay Clean No Mold Baby Bath Toy Squirter

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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