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California Mom Shares A Few Disgusting Pictures To Remind Other Parents Why Washing Pack 'N Plays Is A Must

Date July 24, 2018 18:12

The need to keep clean the items your child uses is pretty obvious, every parent knows this. But some things in your child’s surroundings may appear clean when in reality they harbor plenty of germs, dirt, and other nasties. One mom from California proved exactly that in her post about cleaning her young son’s pack ‘n play.

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As Allie wrote in her post, the water in the bathtub was crystal clear. But then she put her son’s pack ‘n play (which looked clean) in that water and washed it with laundry detergent and baking soda. Imagine Allie's surprise and disgust when she saw this ugly yellow water saturated with dirt the pack ‘n play had accumulated.

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The post has been shared more than 30,000 times, and it has garnered plenty of comments from people expressing their shock. Apparently, many other parents had no idea how dirty pack ‘n plays can get before seeing this post.

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Many of those who commented on the post vowed to wash their own pack n’ plays regularly.

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Now you know that simply wiping pack ‘n plays is not enough to clean them. If you want your pack ‘n play to be clean and fresh, you’d better give it a good wash, and here’s how to do it:

  • add a gentle detergent or other cleaning agents (such as baking soda and vinegar) to a tub of hot water;
  • fold your pack ‘n play and place it into the tub so it’s fully submerged;
  • keep this thing in the tub for an hour or more;
  • rinse the pack ‘n play well under running water (you may want to rinse it outside using a garden hose);
  • leave the thing outside to dry in the sun and wait until it’s completely dry to use it again.

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