Monday, July 19, 2010

Icky Mold!

It's no surprise that bathtub toys are prone to super amounts of icky mold that is harmful to children if digested. Here's an excellent way to clean tub toys, in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.


  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar (can substitute white vinegar if needed)
  • .5L warm water (filtered is best)
  • 2 foaming denture cleansing tablets

  • 1
    Mix vinegar and water in a plastic bucket.
  • 2
    Add toys. If they are not covered, add more vinegar and warm water.
  • 3
    Weight down floating toys if possible.
  • 4
    Soak toys overnight.
  • 5
    After toys have soaked, scrub with a bristle cleaning brush.
  • 6
    Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • 7
    If the vinegar soak does not remove all the mold, use another step.
  • 8
    Put the toys in another bucket, and cover with warm water.
  • 9
    Add denture tablets. Allow to soak overnight.
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    1 comment:

    1. watch out though...sometimes the mold and gunk gets inside the toys...making it tough to clean ;) we've pitched several over the years. sam squirted henry with one in the bath last week and black gunk squirted out. gross!