Mamas’ Tip of the Day: Save your scratched DVDs

nemodvd.jpgIf you’ve got kids, then most likely you’ve got DVDs – lots of them. And if your kids are like mine, they love to get their little hands on the discs which inevitably results in lots of little scratches on DVDs that will ultimately stop working because of the damage. So here’s a little tip I got from a fifth grader (and then confirmed it with a little online research) on how to fix minor DVD scratches.

Use a small amount of toothpaste and rub it gently onto the disc. Then clean it off by rubbing from the center of the disc out to the edge in a straight line (not a circular motion or side-to-side). Another blogger suggested using Pledge instead of toothpaste because the waxy spray fills in the scratches, just like it does on furniture. I tried out both tips on our scratched-up Finding Nemo DVD, and it worked wonders.

Click here for more info on the toothpaste and Pledge repair methods.

If that doesn’t work, you could also try a professional repair kit like Skip Doctor or CD Clinic, available on

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