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Bath time issues Nursemama13 TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Wallingford, Connecticut 32 posts
11th Feb '13

ok mamas I am in need of some tips and advice - My 5yo daughter Brooke got a crap load of bath toys for Christmas, alot of foam dress up princesses - Prior to that she used cups bowls and spoons easy fix dishwasher........duh duh duh now these new toys are loking kinda yuk i am afriad bleach will ruin the pictures on the foam ( she is a die hard princesses fan and will have my head) lol So my question how on earth to you clean foam bath toys :)

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15769 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Nursemama13:" ok mamas I am in need of some tips and advice - My 5yo daughter Brooke got a crap load of bath toys for ... [snip!] ... foam ( she is a die hard princesses fan and will have my head) lol So my question how on earth to you clean foam bath toys :)"


Vinegar.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7011 posts
11th Feb '13

Vinegar just submerge them for a bit and scrub them with a cloth.

Nursemama13 TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Wallingford, Connecticut 32 posts
11th Feb '13

ok vinager it is thanks ladies - BTW do any of you use the dishwasher for plastic toys ?? i heard a co-worker saying she puts everything in there

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5701 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Nursemama13:" ok vinager it is thanks ladies - BTW do any of you use the dishwasher for plastic toys ?? i heard a co-worker saying she puts everything in there"


I normally use bleach on everything when it starts to look gross. If they don't make the bleaching process, they get tossed. :D The squeeze toys normally have to be tossed though because you can never manage to get all of the icky stuff inside.



Bath toys are such a pain in the rear.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15769 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Nursemama13:" ok vinager it is thanks ladies - BTW do any of you use the dishwasher for plastic toys ?? i heard a co-worker saying she puts everything in there"


Yep. Top shelf and air dry.

E☮M♥M♫A 18 kids; Cleveland, Tennessee 2642 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" I normally use bleach on everything when it starts to look gross. If they don't make the bleaching process, ... [snip!] ... to be tossed though because you can never manage to get all of the icky stuff inside. Bath toys are such a pain in the rear."


Use a hot glue gun to seal the holes on the squeeze toys..I plan on doing that this time around..I tossed soooo many toys b/c I didn't know about that trick!!

Nursemama13 TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Wallingford, Connecticut 32 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting E☮M♥M♫A:" Use a hot glue gun to seal the holes on the squeeze toys..I plan on doing that this time around..I tossed soooo many toys b/c I didn't know about that trick!!"


I actually saw that trick on pinterest and yes i will so use that next time but now we just have these stupid foam toys lol

E☮M♥M♫A 18 kids; Cleveland, Tennessee 2642 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Nursemama13:" I actually saw that trick on pinterest and yes i will so use that next time but now we just have these stupid foam toys lol"


Haha yeah, I put this in my topic watch b/c I have some foam ones (street/cars type thing) and they have mildew spots on them...I tried using bleach and it didn't work so I guess I can try vinegar as well! If not I'm trashing them....lol. And that's where I saw it too! I was like, damn! Why didn't I think of that??