I’ve heard warnings about bath toys being vectors for mold. There have been stories from friends, social media posts, and plenty of viral articles circulating. I figured, sure, tub toys can get grubby, but not in my house.
Each month I soak our kid’s bathtub, and the toys, in a bleach solution. It’s part of my cleaning routine. I also collect the toys after my kid’s bath, dump or squeeze out standing water, and let them drip dry in a KidCo bath toy organizer. Given this, and that I’ve never seen visible mold on the surface of anything, I figured we were good. Until recently.
Over the weekend I noticed little black flecks squirting out of a favorite tub toy. With the help of a pair of scissors, I soon isolated the source.
Yep. Mildew and mold. Full of it. Completely disgusting. … Read more