Cleaning A Baby Bath

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Your baby’s bath is bound to need a good clean after countless messy baths with your teeny tiny human. If your little one is prone to weeing and pooing during bath time then you want to make sure that it is hygienically clean for their next big clean up.

We know that weekend is not just for cleaning, with these fabulous cleaning tips you can reset your home in no time at all and relax with a cuppa.

Never use harsh chemicals on a baby bath or on their toys because if they are not rinsed effectively then this could harmful to baby’s skin. Most baby baths are made of plastic so are relatively easy to wipe clean, but giving it a regular good clean will leave you reassured that it is germ free and ready for baby to use.

Baby bath tub

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  • Put your baby bath in your main bath tub and fill with hot water and add 2-3 cups of white vinegar. Vinegar acts as a disinfectant and is the most non-toxic solution you can use on baby’s products.
  • Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then wipe over with Bathroom cleaning cloths. They are advanced micro-fibre cloths that offer a revolutionary 2 cloth wet and dry cleaning system delivering a remarkable streak-free shine. The first cloth used wet will cut through soap scum and grime.
  • Clean inside and around the outside of the bath and underneath the edge of the bath.
  • Then rinse the bath over with a shower or water from the tap. Use dry cleaning cloth to absorb the moisture and buff and shine the surface.
  • If there are any inserts in the baby bath take these out and clean with the vinegar solution and cleaning cloths.
  • Take the baby bath off the stand and clean the stand separately.
  • Either clean with the vinegar solution or warm soapy water. Use Bathroom cleaning cloth to wipe clean all over.
  • If there is a basket at the bottom of the stand then either remove and clean separately or wipe clean with the solution at the same time.

Baby bath toys

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  • Once bath toys get mould in them it is very difficult to get the mould out. So, prevention is much better than the cure. Raid your hubby’s shed and block the hole with waterproof silicon – make sure you press it right in so little mouths can’t get it. That way no water can get in there and no mould!
  • Invest in a bath net or even use one of those orange net bags that you buy oranges in.  After every bath, squeeze as much water out of the toys as possible and place in the bag to drain further.
  • To get rid of mould in the toys get a bucket of nice hot soapy water and first give the bath toys a good wash on the outside. Then place them in a bucket of fresh water with 3 cups of white vinegar added.  Make sure you squeeze the toys so that they soak up some of the vinegar water. Leave overnight, then shake well and empty and rinse in clean water.

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