This Video of a Bath Toy 'Vomiting' Globs of Mold Is Seriously Traumatizing

Moldy bath toy
Jack Toepfer/YouTube

The entire point of wrangling kids into the bath is to get them clean. Sure, the hot water can be soothing and the bubbles can be fun, but the main mission is washing those grimy bodies and having them smelling like roses until the next mess they get into. That's why viral videos of bath toys containing mold are not only vomit-inducing but also upsetting. The one place that kiddos are supposed to go to get cleaned off -- and the items meant to encourage them -- can unknowingly be the grossest thing your child touches all day.

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A recent video is not only making stomachs turn, but also causing parents to rethink everything in their bathroom. In the vid, an adorable pirate bath toy isn't squirting water like intended -- instead, it's shooting out globs of thick black mold. "Any toys that hold water, that squirt water, or otherwise do not dry completely in an hour or so -- throw them out," Jack Toepfer captioned the upsetting video on YouTube. "Your kids chew on these, drink out of them, and otherwise trust that they are clean because they are in a soapy bath, after all."

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To make matters worse, Jack explained that it's even scarier than it appears. "All of this mold came out of this toy AFTER some had already squirted out in the bath, again onto a bath towel, and then what you see here," he wrote. "If I cut it open I'm sure I would find more. There is no way for these squeeze toys to dry completely so they sit, with water in them, in dark moist places -- and it is mold paradise."

Moldy bath toy
Jack Toepfer/YouTube

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Yes, kids love bath toys, but this disgusted parent is pleading with others to reconsider any water toys that have holes in them. "If you have any now, throw them out. If your kids insist on using them, throw them out after the first bath," he wrote. "They are cheap and there are better bath toys out there."

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