How to clean your child’s bath toys

A group of Swiss scientists cut open a regular yellow ducky and revealed a wonder world of bacteria breeding within.

Wash duck
Rub a dub dub a duck in the tub

Parents gasped and immediately ran for the rubber duck and bath squish collection to toss it out.

The truth is that all toys get dirty…

So how do you clean them and ensure a germ free breading ground in your bathroom?

Bath toys can literally be full of mould,bacteria and fungi.

All that liquid accumulating inside them is a breeding ground for germs who are living in the old water droplets.

Duck friends
Little rubber duckies

The best way to clean your child’s bath toys is with heat and an anti-bacterial cleaner.

Yellow bath duck
Yellow ducky

Prepare a bucket of either diluted white vinegar or 3% hydrogen peroxide to stop mould, bacteria and fungi from growing.

After soaking the toys in the solution for about 10 -20 minutes you can wash your toys in the dishwasher or the washing machine, inside a pillow case, on a warm-hot wash to clear out all those hard to reach spots.

Dry them in the sun for a few hours.

If you are still concerned , you could always use a glue gun to seal the bottoms.


You can also read how to clean baby’s COT, PRAM and CAR SEAT .

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