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milchigs




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jul 12 2012, 6:01 pm
I'm wondering if I could get away with washing my daughter's bath toys in the dishwasher. They are covered in mildew and I find the prospect of digging into all the little crevices to retrieve the gunk kind of gross Puke anyone ever tried this before? Is it even effective at all? Please let me know Smile TIA!
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jul 12 2012, 6:18 pm
I'm sure they can!
I wash them with bleach and hot water in my washing machine.
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chatouli




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jul 12 2012, 6:23 pm
Yes, I do wash some of the bath toys in the dishwasher. Just know that the squirt toys never get fully clean on the inside and harbor all kinds of disgusting bacteria. I recently read an article about them containing e coli and so on, and I threw all of ours out. Puke
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Sherri




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jul 12 2012, 6:24 pm
chatouli wrote:
Yes, I do wash some of the bath toys in the dishwasher. Just know that the squirt toys never get fully clean on the inside and harbor all kinds of disgusting bacteria. I recently read an article about them containing e coli and so on, and I threw all of ours out. Puke
Me, too!!
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milchigs




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jul 12 2012, 6:35 pm
Thanks for your quick responses!!

ra_mom wrote:
I'm sure they can!
I wash them with bleach and hot water in my washing machine.


Ra Mom, which bleach do you use? Also, which cycle? And do you use a mesh bag?
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chocolate moose




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jul 13 2012, 4:42 am
I would. I cram a lot of stuff in there.
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ewa-jo




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jul 13 2012, 6:30 am
Spray them with Clorox clean-up spray first (the bleach will kill everything!) and then dishwash.

I do this all the time with my kids' plastic toys when they get gross.
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milchigs




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jul 13 2012, 9:20 am
If I spray the toys with bleach before putting them into the dishwasher- is it safe to wash her sippy cups at the same time?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jul 13 2012, 1:29 pm
milchigs wrote:
Thanks for your quick responses!!

ra_mom wrote:
I'm sure they can!
I wash them with bleach and hot water in my washing machine.


Ra Mom, which bleach do you use? Also, which cycle? And do you use a mesh bag?
I put them in mesh bags. Use the boiling water cycle. Add some Clorox bleach to the wash. And let the machine do its thing.

Like others have said the squirt toys harbor a lot of gunk. We don't buy such bath toys anymore.
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ewa-jo




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jul 14 2012, 12:04 pm
milchigs wrote:
If I spray the toys with bleach before putting them into the dishwasher- is it safe to wash her sippy cups at the same time?


I spray bleach on my cutting boards all the time... also on plastic mixing bowls that get stained.... I spray them with bleach before I put them in the dishwasher. AFAIK, the hot water in the dishwasher rinses away all the yuckiness of the bleach.
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