Cleaning Rubber Duckies

My son has a boatload of rubber duckies. I noticed that they’ve developed black mold on the inside. What would be the best way to clean them out so he’s not swimming around in muck?

  • Mimaa
    Oct 03, 2018

    My baby is the same loves rubber duckies but once i saw them having mold i threw them away

  • Mimaa
    Oct 03, 2018

    I bought him more but i dont let him take all of them in the water we only have one or 2 so not all have them dont get mold

  • April
    Oct 03, 2018

    He gets one every time we go to the doctors, so we’ve got at least a dozen 😂

  • B
    Oct 03, 2018

    I did a mix of bleach and water in a bucket, squeezed some into each duck, squirted into the sink, squeezed more in and let it soak overnight. Then repeated with clean water. It cleaned most out, but I had to toss a few. Now I make sure to squeeze all the water out after baths.

  • April
    Oct 03, 2018

    Thanks!

  • JJ
    Oct 03, 2018

    Once a week I soak all possible toys in the tub with dawn and bleach overnight, then drain the tub and wipe them down the best day.

  • Jess
    Oct 03, 2018

    I was just reading about how you can use a waterproof glue and glue the little hole so water never gets in!

  • Geena
    Oct 03, 2018

    Threw them or just get a few to be soaked. Molds will always develop because of moisture and for as long as moisture is there it will persist. I’d rather get bath toys with no opening

  • Chelsea
    Oct 03, 2018

    Throw them away and get new ones. Try the dollar store for some so you aren’t spending a ton of money. We just got some cute farm and zoo animals.

  • Christine
    Oct 03, 2018

    I would just throw them out. Even if you got the black part off there could still be some mold or bacteria. If you buy new rubber duckies, you can fill the hole with hot glue so water can’t get inside.

  • Taylor
    Oct 03, 2018

    I have used hot glue to cover the hole so we don’t get mold again 😷 I threw them all away once I realized there was mold inside!

  • Joanna
    Oct 03, 2018

    I got glue the holes on my daughters ducks to prevent water from getting into them.

  • Chelsie
    Oct 03, 2018

    Hot glue the holes shut in the only way I’ve seen to solve the issue. You can’t get al the water and moisture out of them so if any water gets in there it will cause mold.

  • Emily
    Oct 03, 2018

    I agree glueing the holes

  • April
    Oct 03, 2018

    I’m probably going to have to toss the current ones but I’ll give gluing a try. He really likes to squeeze the air bubbles out under the water so we’ll have to see how he feels when nothing comes out 😂

  • Christa
    Oct 03, 2018

    Put them in a vinegar bath!! Apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar! You can add essential oils to it or just straight, that will help clean them safely without having the nasty chemicals!!!

  • April
    Oct 03, 2018

    Thanks Christa! Id really hate to throw them out

  • A
    Oct 04, 2018

    I agree. Throw them away, get new ones and fill the holes with hot glue. The first time this happened to us I spent hours trying to clean them out and finally thought to myself, “these things cost $1 ... what am I doing?” Hahahaha

  • Jazzbird
    Oct 05, 2018

    We added a bead of hot glue over the holes in the bottom, so that no water could get in. If they got water in them, they got tossed.

  • Ashley
    Oct 05, 2018

    I use other toys that cant trap water inside and make sure they dry. I also run toys through the dishwasher or boil for 5 mins