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Rivers of drool run from my baby’s mouth, bibs and clothing get saturated. I’m doing my best to keep her dry but I’ve been finding some bibs/clothing are going mouldy in one day! Is this harmful?

Posted anonymously, 13th September 2016

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  • I find it odd that mould is forming in just 1 day. are you sure it is actually mould and not just dirt or other grime? however to answer your question, yes mould is not good. spores can get in the lungs and cuase some illness – so try and keep it away.

  • Yes mold can cause health issues. It developes when when moist materials are left to long in combination with a certain temperature. Frequent change of clothes and bibs are necessary. It’s better to put damp clothes in a bucket with soak like nappisan or dry them on the line before washing, then leaving them damp for a while.

  • How?!?! Pretty sure we’ve all had dribbled kids and constant wet patches, but never have I heard of it causing mould!

  • Have not had this problem. Sounds worrying. Maybe have lots of dry clothes on hand and wash and dry the others asap.

  • My kids were always either wet from dribbling or nappies and never once have mould develop. Not sure if it is the house ventilation ( but doubt it ) , so maybe as soon it is wet just wash it and change to dry clothes, bibs etc… and make sure it is dried properly outside. I’ve had my pots go a bit mouldy in the kitchen because I didn’t wipe dry properly so I re-washed it again . Best of luck .

  • This always happened to me too! I had to chuck the bibs cos nothing would het the mould out

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