Is it teething time for your little one?

 

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means the decorating can officially begin! 

 

YAY! 

 

Anyway, the centrepiece for most Halloween fiestas is the pumpkin (or pumpkins if you're super eager like myself)

 

There is nothing more delightful then carving a few jack-o-lanterns with your little ones.

 

However, ones carved, pumpkins don't tend to last very long, and you may find that they begin to rot after a day or two.

 

Not only is the smell kind of gross, but they start to look really scary (not in a good way).

 

 

FEAR NOT lovely mums, as we recently stumbled upon a handy video, trialling various different methods to maintain pumpkin freshness. 

 

Hairspray, white vinegar, vegetable oil, petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and bleach were tested on carved pumpkins - and the results were super interesting. 

 

Each product was used to coat a pumpkin, and they were then left for seven full days. 

 

The winner? BLEACH. 

 

The experiment found that if a carved pumpkin is soaked in a mixture of bleach and water for an hour, it will last for seven days without any mould forming.

 

The video is actually a really interesting one to watch, and has amassed over 6 million views in less than a week! 

 

Have a look, and let us know if you have any tips for pumpkin freshness. 

 

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