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29 June 2013 @ 05:24 pm
Hi all,
I've had a cup for over three years now. It's a MCUK. I've recently noticed a smell developing on my cup. It smells basically just like blood. Pungent. I'm wondering if anyone else here has noticed a smell develop with use over time on their cup and how you got rid of it?
rednikki on June 29th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I soaked mine in hydrogen peroxide for a couple of hours. That did the trick!
teacupcake89 on June 29th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Milton tablets or liquid diluted in water (you can get it from Boots or other independent chemists for sterilising/cleaning baby bottles/teats/dummies etc)

or 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water solution for 10 minutes

or make a paste with bicarbonate of soda (in the baking aisle) and water and scrub with an old toothbrush.
jwthemathsterjwthemathster on June 29th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
+1 to the baking soda and toothbrush trick. I had a Lunette for many years that starting getting a stubborn stink to it after a few years of use. A good brushing every few months or so (or whenever the stinky creeps in) helped immensely.
mercy rainmercy_rain on June 30th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
Just FYI, Milton tablets are not available in the US that I have ever seen
tjs77tsa on June 30th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC)
Meluna will ship them to you in the US but they are not available here otherwise.
teacupcake89 on June 30th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
you can get them from Femininewear.co.uk, and other places online but I was thinking the OP might be in Europe as Mooncup UK's don't seem to be that common in the US.
mercy rainmercy_rain on June 30th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
Her userinfo says she's in the US, so.
Mary Carlasparkle_lite on June 30th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
I soak my Lunette in hydrogen peroxide for at least an hour when it starts to get a little musty and dingy looking. I've had this one for about 3 years now, and it hasn't done any harm, or ever stopped doing the trick!
Luceafaraluceafara on July 6th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
In pure hydrogen peroxide, or do you dilute it with water?
Luceafaraluceafara on July 6th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Not sure if it would work for silicone, but on the Meluna website are a few cleaning ideas, one if which has not been mentioned here yet: adding salt to the water when boiling your cup. (?!?!)

It also seems that Milton tablets could be substituted with denture cleaning tabs.

Edited at 2013-07-07 03:00 am (UTC)