How To Clean A Crib Mattress
Uh oh, your little bundle of joy is sick, even worse, your toddler is sick, and now you have a pile of grossness all over the mattress. I’ve been in your slippers before, I know how this goes. It’s late at night, you don’t have a spare crib sheet because your child has been sick all night, and the mattress is gross. So how do we solve this problem? Easy, let’s clean it up the simple way.
Here is everything you are going to need to clean up this mess quickly and with minimal effort:
List of Materials Needed
- Sponge or cloth
- Mild soap
- Warm water
- Towel (paper or fabric works)
- Washing machine (optional)
- Disinfecting wipes (optional)
Step #1: Clean Off Excess Fluids
Step #2: Wipe It Down (For Vinyl/Plastic Mattresses)
Step #3 : Dry It Off
Step #4: Replace Sheets and Baby
Step #1: Quickly Wipe Up Fluids
If the cover comes off, remove it as quick as you can and just throw it in the washer on the delicate cycle with some mild detergent. Works like a charm for me.
Step #2: Gently Dab the Spot
If you are doing this on a removable cover that you just don’t have time to wash, you can place a towel under the cover so that whatever you press on will go on to the towel instead of the mattress.
Step #3: Dry
I have done this many times, so trust me on this. Take a wet/dry shop vac and suck the liquids out of the cover. It may be loud, but if your baby or toddler is sick, they probably aren’t sleeping anyway. This will get more moisture out than a towel alone can.
Step #4: Replace the Sheet
I hope that you found this tutorial useful! As a mom of 4, I have been around this block many times and have done everything possible to clean a crib mattress. From vinyl to cloth, i’ve cleaned it. It’s not the easiest thing to do at 2am, but it’ll help keep the mattress clean and sanitized. If you have any questions or methods of your own, feel free to comment. If you enjoyed it, share it with all of your other mommy friends!