Wednesday Walkthrough: Ice Ice Baby (Doll)

My mom recently bought a new baby doll for my daughter. The doll is hypo-allergenic, and it comes with instructions on how to properly clean the doll so as not to stir up allergies or asthma (neither of which my daughter has, but it doesn't hurt to have a clean toy, right?). The first instruction says to seal the doll in a plastic bag and throw it in the freezer for 24 hours.

The freezer? Really?

As I've started searching around on the web, I'm finding that the freeze-the-toys practice is more common than I thought. Apparently it's best for killing dust mites (which trigger asthma), but it's also great for killing germs.

Well, that's easy enough. Another easy, quick step to living a healthier life and not having to spend a ton of money in the process. I think all my daughter's stuffed animals are going to have to start a routine of camping out in our freezer. Hmm, wonder what my hubby's gonna say. :)


Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

I've been trying to figure out a way to stuff my pillow in the freezer. I LOVE my pillow, but it's old and so I'm sure it's time to kill a few dust mites. Maybe someday this winter, I'll seal it in a plastic bag and throw it on the porch overnight.

Joy said...

When I was trying to figure out what was triggering Leia's constant runny nose (when she was younger), I found that dust mites were a possible allergy for her. So, ya I read about freezing stuffed animals and dolls. Kinda crazy...looking the freezer: ice cream, frozen chicken breasts, care bear...what? LOL
Love your blog, Joy!

aleisethefunny said...

Hmmm... I never knew that. Thanks! :)