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    Unhappy Question about Mould in Water Bottles

    Hi!

    I'm a long time lurker but first time poster here a The Bub Hub - exciting times ahead

    I've heard a few mums at my girl's kinder talking about mouldy water bottle lids so did a bit of internet sleuthing (if Googling counts as sleuthing!) and came across this story - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nking-one.html

    Looking at all the comments on the liked Facebook post it seems like this is a pretty common issue so I just wanted to see if anyone here has had a similar experience with these bottles - it's kind of strange more isn't being made of this potential hazard...

    Thanks in advance,

    Bec

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    I put dd's water bottles (lid included) through the dishwasher everyday but I might check the lids just in case! I haven't noticed any mould so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I put dd's water bottles (lid included) through the dishwasher everyday but I might check the lids just in case! I haven't noticed any mould so far.
    Its mostly the non leak ones where you can't easily take the lid and bits apart. Pretty much dishwasher/handwashing does not get rid of the mould.

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    This is why I love the Wow cups. They are leak proof but have a very easy design to clean.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys
    It does indeed seem to be the leak-free ones Twinklify - just seems odd that they're designed them so they're so hard to get into and clean thoroughly! Looking at the videos Sistema posted on their website, you need boiling water & a knife to just get the top open
    *sigh - oh well, guess these things are never easy but it does seem a bit excessive!
    And thanks for the tip Delirium, they look very funky

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    Oh yes mouldy drink bottle lids and straws =|
    So frustrating! I find after a while, nothing I do will clean it properly and I just have to throw it out and replace it.

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    My kids always seem to lose their drink bottles loooong before mould has a chance to grow
    (I put them in the dishwasher regularly though)

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    When we were using bottles with straws they would get mould in the bend of the straw. My kids are older now so I have ditched the straw bottle as they were a pita to clean.

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    The Skip Hop straw bottles are excellent and there is nowhere for any mould to grow. I also have 2 Tupperware straw bottles and I'm finding little specks of mould starting in places where they can't be dried and in the silicone ring that sits under the top. I've raised it with Tupperware but they only suggested I wash them in a dentures cleaner but that didn't help. Pretty disappointing for Tupperware.


 

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