A while back I saw a pin for How to Remove the Stench from Sippy Cups…. if you are a mom of toddlers/preschoolers I know you know that smell! It’s the smell of curdled milk, mixed with fermented apple juice, with a touch of caked on mold. I’ve tossed many of sippy cups because I couldn’t get that stench out of my kids sippy cups. I was more than willing to try this method if it 1) saves us money and 2) makes my life easier. I also figured if it works on sippy cups it should work on pacifiers too!
Now before I could work on getting the stench out of our sippy cups, I had to sanitize the lids and cups because my kids have now all shared an illness and I didn’t want it to spread any further. So I went to Pinterest to find a pin I found a long time ago that I use to sanitize all lids (especially after we’ve shared an illness). It is mix of bleach and water I found that is the best for cleaning out all the germs.
I used the bleach and water disinfectant after I had ran them through the dishwasher.
Then as soon as I was done disinfecting the lids. I threw all the parts of the cups into a 1/2 vinegar, 1/2 water bath and let them soak for 30 minutes. (This is the same thing I did with the pacifiers.)
I give these pins TWO BIG THUMBS UP! The cups and pacifiers in this house are all now sanitized and smelling very fresh! So next time your little ones cups and/or paci’s are stinky and need disinfected you should use these easy methods to get them in tip top shape!