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Down With The Ducks

Sorry to take the fun out of baby bath time, but apparently, ducks are dirty. Really dirty. Those cute rubber ducks that baby plays with while getting clean are harbors of lots of unclean things, like dangerous bacteria. Researchers sliced open ducks and found a lot of funk and gunk. Eighty percent of the bacteria found in them was the kind that makes people sick.

So either buy more expensive ducks made from higher-quality polymers or constantly buy new, cheap ones. And by the way, this applies to all bath toys. Even your cheep-cheep, cheap rubber chicks have germs.

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