When subjected to prolonged moisture, any natural fiber is a candidate for mold – especially products manufactured with natural fiber. Humidity, high temperatures, darkness, and stagnant air can all contribute. Therefore, it’s important to inspect your new crib mattress upon receipt to ensure that there aren’t any signs of mold that could have developed while in transit to you. Should you find any signs of mold, please contact our customer service team at [email protected].
Follow these care and maintenance tips to help ensure your mattress stays fresh and clean for years to come:
Using a bit of water and some hypoallergenic laundry detergent or mild soap, scrub the surface of the mattress gently using a soft bristle brush or washcloth.
Then use clean warm water and a damp cloth to rinse the mattress. Don’t pour water or detergent directly onto the mattress.
Lastly, use a dry towel to gently absorb as much water as possible to make drying-out quicker. If the weather is nice, set the mattress in a room with all the windows open to get fresh air—ideally place the mattress in direct sunlight for several hours. If you’re spot cleaning after spit-up or a diaper accident, use a hair dryer for 10-15 minutes on the treated spot to dry. Always ensure the crib mattress is completely dry before putting it back in the crib and covering. Even a damp mattress can develop mold and mildew.