First, I just want to give another huge thank you to Emily @Nap-Time Creations for allowing me to co-host Tastful Tuesday with her! It was awesome. If you didn’t, go check it out HERE and link up, there are so many awesome links! I think I just might feature a couple next week too!
Oh boy, if you have baby stuff, you will seriously not want to miss this.
So several weeks ago, my friend Mary posted about How to Clean Used Baby Items – great post, go check it out. She goes into how to clean all your baby stuff and she even cleaned her pack n play. I hadn’t really thought about it, but I sure am glad I cleaned mine.
I got this new pack n play several months ago on my local Facebook garage sale sites. I wanted an upgrade from my basic one – I wanted one with the changing table and bassinet in it because baby usually spends a couple weeks in our room before going to the big crib.
Anyway, I pulled it out and thought I’d try Mary’s tutorial on cleaning it.
It was a lot dirtier than I thought. I don’t know if you can tell completely from the pictures, but there are definite wetness marks where I circled.
YUCK YUCK YUCK!
So I prepped my bathtub. I used warm water and a squirt (maybe a tsp) of Basic H2 and a squirt of Basic G (also about a tsp). I was a little on the excessive side with the Basic G because I wanted those germs gone. The great thing about Basic G is it is non-toxic and won’t bleach fabrics so I knew it would be safe to use around my baby.
Then I submerged the frame, case, and bassinet part. I hand washed the bassinet fabric and case with a little scrub brush and let the frame soak a little longer.
I the frame and mesh a bit, then I removed the framed and let it dry on some towels.
I ended up submerging the mattress – even though Mary warns that it may be made of cardboard and could get damaged- I was pretty sure it was a more solid material. I submerged it and scrubbed it with a brush. This is the water after…..
I took all the components outside and double sanitized them by putting them in the scorching heat that is Las Vegas.
SOOOOOO much better. Plus it all smells like sunshine
Alright so that takes some cleaning off my list for when I’m huge and don’t want to do anything – oh wait – I already don’t want to do anything. This last week or so it’s really gotten hot. We were lucky for a while and it stayed in the 80’s, but no now it’s full on 100+.
Hope everyone is having a great week, I know a lot of you are finishing up school today or this week. Have a great time with your kids!