If there’s one thing we can count on as parents it’s that when your child drops their dummy, it will usually be someplace disgusting. At our #MunchkinMoments Twitter chat, parents shared the worst places that they’ve seen dummies land, including some that are just downright hilarious. The chat was sponsored by Munchkin, which is on a mission to simplify family life with big ideas for little hands.
We also chatted about three products from Munchkin that help keep things sanitised for baby and the whole family.
The Munchkin 59S Mini Steriliser is the perfect mini steriliser for pacifiers and bottle teats when you’re on the go. You can pick up a dropped dummy, sterilise it in 59 seconds, then reuse it without missing a beat! The Munchkin 59S Nursery Steriliser can sanitise larger toys, plush animals, even tablets and mobile phones. Munchkin Steriliser Bags can sterilise up to 2 bottles plus accessories in the microwave in minutes.
Parents tell the funny places kids drop their dummies
We’ve had: dropped down the toilet, dropped down a drain (had to admit defeat on that one), and constantly chucked in the car (scrambling under seats to try and find!) @missielizzieb
On a holiday to the Dominican Republic, my then 2-year-old daughter threw her dummy in the dolphin pool of a water park. I dread to think what happened to it. @BizzimummyUK
Lucas was a ‘chewer’ at one point so we had lots of chew toys for him to chomp on. I was forever finding them in dusty corners but the worse was in the cat’s litter tray (it got binned) @angep1969
Always fell in that really crumbly spot under seat! @AModernMother
During lockdown I have become a keen amateur gardener! My son has on many occasions thrown his dummy into the veg trug! He find it highly hilarious @n_hop90
My son swims at a swim club and we used to watch from the balcony upstairs in her pram. She once launched her dummy so hard it went over the balcony and into the pool below! Luckily it didn’t hit anyone but the life guard had to fish it out with a net LOL! @Tantrums2Smiles
— 🌞🦁Angela Paull with a double L🦁🌞 (@angep1969) July 28, 2020
Why do babies drop their dummies?
— Relaxosaurus (@Relaxosaurus) July 28, 2020
I am sure my son is going to be a future javelin thrower @n_hop90
Throwing it out of the pushchair has been a regular experience! Then wanting it back, then throwing it again! @amumreviews
My daughter used to always drop (read as throw, lol!) her dummy all the time, excited.. off it went, sad… off it went, tantrum… off it went! I was forever picking it up and having to carry a million replacements. A steriliser would have been much easier! @Tantrums2Smiles
How big is your dummy stash when you go out?
— BritMums (@BritMums) July 28, 2020
As many as I had available! @amumreviews
Two. Then if they all get dropped, I cry more than my child @Relaxosaurus
One that she knows about and can ask for. One that she doesn’t know about, so I can keep it safe for absolute emergencies! @chatterfoxblog
I used to take about 4 before I got the 59S mini, now it’s just the one! @hipsterbloggo
What parents think about the Munchkin Mini Steriliser
This looks so handy and perfect to slip into a change bag or into the pram. Sterilisation is so important and it’s great to know such a tried and tested system works for little ones! @Tantrums2Smiles
I try to cut back on single-use wipes, so great to see a portable product you can take out with you @missielizzieb
I’m stunned by how clever this steriliser is!! @pippyhunt
The UV technology is so clever, much better than traditional methods that require a water source and hours to sterilise @chatterfoxblog
It’s nappy-bag size! My bag is packed full already, so this would be perfect! Will deffo be investing in one! @n_hop90
That’s just one thing that makes the Munchkin Mini Steriliser so great — it lightens the load every time you go out! @BritMums
I’d take it with me on a family picnic. Actually, I’d take it everywhere @LouiseyRollins
For bigger items: The Munchkin 59S Nursery Steriliser
— BritMums (@BritMums) July 28, 2020
Great size! @amumreviews
Oh my word my little girl will be thrilled it will clean her phone @Relaxosaurus
Using the Munchkin steriliser bags
Perfect for an active summer: Munchkin Sterilising Bags can be used to sterilise up to 2 bottles plus accessories in the microwave. How easy! @Louiseyrollins
I think it would be great for all your bottles! @0LoyLakes
What needs sterilising in your home?
Definitely toys and basically anything that’s on the floor, that’s including the floor @Louiseyrollins
Toys like the play food in the play kitchen which gets pretend eaten and always ends up in the mouth! @pippyhunt
I could definitely use this for my phone! It’s constantly covered in grubby fingerprints from the small person in the house @angep1969
Play food — makes me cringe when they pretend to eat it Also play money and the till. So much touching @chatterfoxblog
Teething toys! My son seems to be constantly teething and I worry about the germs @georgiedreams
Play tea cups. The constant pouring of pretend tea and slurping! @missielizzieb
Tell us the funny places your child has dropped their dummy or toy!
What do you think of the Munchkin sterilising products — would they be helpful for you as a parent?
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