I squirted my daughter with a rubber ducky and a chunk of black gunk stuck to her belly. Since then it’s become a common experience, squeeze the bath toy and hope that the water that comes out is clean.
I had no idea what the stuff was. I assumed it was dirt or the remnants of the hard water that our home has. I did some searching online and found what I ultimately suspected, the black slime is mold.
Now that I have this knowledge I’m not sure what to do with it. Is there a magical way to clean out these toys or once they get the Black Plague? Do you just toss them? So far we’ve kept them. I have a feeling this may change when my wife reads this but the kids like them and I can’t imagine there being any real health danger with this tiny amount of mold.
At least until little sister gets to them, she’s a bath water drinker.
Do you have any tips for keeping bath toys clean and keeping the mold out?