Great Tip: Cleaning Bath Toys

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 28, 2018 | 0 comments
Rate this post:

Image: How and Why to Clean Bath Toys!
Photo credit: WeLoveBeingMoms - All rights reserved
Do you clean out your children's bath toys?

Did you realize they harbor mold which 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.

Idea Credit: WeLoveBeingMoms

From our Facebook fan page:

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 those 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 too 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 careful... dish-washing soap is one of the most caustic substances in our homes... so 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 sticks
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 Toys
Ubbi Squeeze and Squirt Silicone Mold Free Bath Toys

Category: , , , , ,


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 - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

Questions? Email me at catherine (at) or post to my Facebook Fan Page!

Check out our Frugal Freebies Deal groups for more fun, frugal tips, freebies and money-saving deals!FrugalFreebies VIP Deals!Frugal Freebies Canadian Deals!Free eBooks Club

NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Please Note: I make every effort to check the validity of all outgoing links at the time of posting, but I am not responsible for any content outside of this website. Please browse carefully. I have provided these links to other websites for your convenience only; I am not responsible for the availability of these other websites nor the freebies/coupons/information they offer.

Share on TwitterBecome a Facebook FanSubscribeAdd to your favorites


Frugal Freebies encourages positive comments and suggestions that are helpful to other blog readers. Help keep this a fun place to visit and help all of us save money and get more frugal idea, craft fun, freebies, coupons and great giveaways!

Popular Posts

Google+ Profile: +Catherine McDiarmid-Watt ~*~ Find Frugal-Freebies on Google+