How to Clean Mold on Children\’s Bath Toys

No matter how clean your home is, bath toys somehow accumulate dirt particles and thus become dirty. Apart from dirt particles, mould can also form on the toys due to prolonged exposure to moisture. In such a situation, it becomes imperative to clean the toys properly because mould can result in serious health related issues if ingested by children.

Things Required:

– 2 cups apple cider vinegar (white vinegar can be used if apple cider vinegar is not available)
– 5L warm water (filtered water works best for cleaning toys)
– 2 foaming denture cleansing tablets
– Plastic bucket
– Bristle cleaning brush


  • 1

    Prepare a mixture of 2 cups apple cider or white vinegar and 5 litres warm water in a plastic bucket. Stir the mixture if required.

  • 2

    Add the bath toys to the mixture which you prepared in the previous step. You may have to add more water and vinegar if all the toys are not properly submerged.

  • 3

    Some of the toys may float on the water surface. You will have to weigh down such toys by means of an external weight.

  • 4

    Leave the toys submerged in the vinegar-water mixture overnight. During this time the mould will loosen up.

  • 5

    Remove the toys and scrub them with a brush and then rinse the toys with clean water from a tap. Check if you were able to remove the mould. If not, move on to the next step.

  • 6

    Fill another plastic bucket with warm water and put the toys in that bucket.

  • 7

    Add 2 foaming denture cleansing tablets to the bucket and leave the toys soaked overnight. During this time, the cleansing tablets will further loosen up the mould. After this you will be easily able to scrub off the remaining mould by means of a bristle cleaning brush.

  • 8

    Finally, dry the toys with a clean paper towel before handing them over to the children.

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