Just buying a good crib mattress is not enough to ensure your baby’s safety and comfort. You need to clean your baby’s mattress regularly and ensure that it doesn’t cause any allergies or reactions to your baby too. You need to ensure that you remove all the bacteria and germs which might latch on to the crib mattress making it unhealthy for your little one to sleep on.
So to ensure a thorough cleaning of your crib mattress, we have compiled a list of tips which you could benefit from the next time you decide to clean the mattress.
- Remove the mattress and check the label
The first and foremost step to perform while cleaning your baby’s mattress is to remove the mattress coverings from the mattress and put them away for cleaning. Once your mattress is devoid of any additional coverings, time to check the label and determine whether it is okay to use hot/cold water for cleaning the mattress.
The label will help you in deciding which detergent you can use and will help you in avoiding any type of blunder.
- Vacuum it
Always make sure that you vacuum your mattress before starting any cleaning procedure. Vacuum all the dust particles with the help of vacuum attachments and make sure that you perform this on all the sides of the mattress. This will make your future cleaning process a whole lot easier and simpler.
Scrub your mattress thoroughly on all the sides with a gentle cleaning detergent and avoid over-saturating it as it will become much more difficult to dry it later on.
Check for any signs of stains and treat them with a lemon juice solution. Make sure you have scrubbed the mattress properly on all sides and haven’t left any side unrubbed. Once you are done with one side, you can flip the mattress to its other side by laying down some towels on the floor to ensure that the already scrubbed side doesn’t get dirty again.
- Spritz it
Once you are done with scrubing of a mattress side, spritz the side with a fabric refresher such as Lysol Disinfectant Spray. This will ensure that while the mattress is damp, no mold or bacteria get a chance to latch onto it until it is dried up completely. This also helps in removing any unwanted odors leaving the mattress sanitary and better smelling.
- Dry up the mattress
Once you have cleaned up your mattress thoroughly and spritzed it with a disinfectant, time to dry it up in the sun. First make sure that you use dry towels to soak up any excess fluids which the mattress might possess and once you are done with that, let the mattress air-dry in the sun. It is found that the sunshine and lemon works as a natural bleaching agent and can remove all the stains with considerable ease.
If there is no sunshine, keep the mattress in a cool dry place where it gets a good airflow. Once the mattress is completely dried, sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress to remove any lingering odors on the mattress.
Make sure that the mattress is not damp and completely dried before placing it back in the crib as this negligence could cause mold and bacteria to form on the mattress making it unhealthy for your baby to sleep on.…