OK here is my question, maybe i am just being over sensitive but the thing smells so strongly!! It makes me a little dizzy. DD doesn't seem to mind. Does anyone know wha effects a too strong smell can have on babies? If anyone has one of these toys does the smell mello pretty quickly?
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if your little one doesn't seem overly attached to it i'd try to "lose it" for a few days in an unused closet or something and if she doesn't miss it terribly donate it away.
i think i read something recently -- maybe here -- about phthalates being used in cosmetics to carry scents. those are bad news chemicals so much so that lots of baby toys are marked phthalate free.
i still can't see me taking babydoll away from dd, though...
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But those chemically scented toys, ick! There are so many natural scents babies can enjoy. Spices, vanilla, baking bread, plants. Why expose kids to more chemicals?
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If you really like the item I guess you could wash it in maybe baking soda and vinegar, or maybe washing soda, to lose the scent. Right now I'm trying to get eau de thrift shop (that stuff they spray in every thrift shop I've ever purchased in) out, so far I've only gotten as far as borax and baking soda, with little luck. I think you need hot water, don't know how the duck head will stand up to that.
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