What parents need to know about mold in their kids’ toys

Recent reports in the news about moldy baby toys have parents freaking out across the United States! The reports began after pediatric dentist, Dana Chianese, told Good Housekeeping that she noticed a musty smell coming out of the hole in her son's Sophie the Giraffe. When Chianese decided to cut open Sophie out of curiosity, she was horrified to discover ugly #mold living inside of the popular teether. Since Chianese’s story blew up on social media, other parents have followed suit and reported that they too have found mold growing inside of Sophie.

Breaking the mold

Several toy manufacturers are a step ahead of the game and are creating products specifically designed to keep mold at bay. One such company is Marcus & Marcus who recently launched a new line of Mold-free bath toys. Blasting News recently spoke to Victoria Nauta, CEO of Marcus & Marcus, who shared her company’s commitment to breaking the mold cycle:

“At Marcus & Marcus we are parents too! We understand that every toy or product that goes into your child’s hands, also goes into their mouth. So we designed our bath toys to be taken apart. Now your child gets the fun of a squirting toy and you (the parent) have ease of mind knowing it can be cleaned and sterilized with boiling water. It’s the best of both worlds. When your child puts their Lola the Giraffe teether, or any of the other four Marcus and Marcus characters in their mouth you can be at ease knowing there is nothing growing inside.”

With so many options on the market, parents are armed with several ways to keep their kids free from mold. Keep in mind, though, if you do find that any of your child's toys have mold in or on them, don't freak out, just toss it out. Many toys do have an expiration date, and are not meant to last forever. #Interview#Health

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