Health

Mouldy Space Duck

We love our novelty bath toys in our house! We had Cat-Duck, Square-Penguin, the Yellow Submarine, Union Jack Duck, Bath dolly and….

SPACE-DUCK!

This is Space-Duck. Space-Duck is awesome…. or at least he WAS!

space man rubber duckAs parents, we have all heard horrifying stories of black mould filling our kids bath toys. A few items in our house have gone a bit manky, and I have always just chucked them straight in the bin. “Mummy Fssssh”…”Sorry Willow, Fishy is gone… He’s gone on holiday!” AKA: Its in the bin!

The mould may not be a killer, but like any other funky bacteria it can cause upset tummies. Have you ever emptied the bath, and squeezed the toys to get the water out and you notice the black sludge that can often squirt out into the water? That’s mould. Gross! The reason I wrote this little post was not to provide you with conflicting information on this bath time mould, but to just show a simple photograph, which explains just why exactly I throw these toys away. Poor Space-Duck, lost his head in a horrifying Space Rocket decapitation incident…

spaceduckmouldAnd that is the reason why I choose to throw them all away, rather than trying to wash or bleach them.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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