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Old 01-26-2010, 07:35 AM
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Default Cleanning Pak N Plays?

How do you all clean your pak n plays. What do you use on them? I like to take mine outside & hose them down during the summer months but I can not do that during the winter. I have 3 sitting in the bedroom right now & I think I know which one it is that smells. The entire room smells like piss. I have sprayed it with the anytime clorox spray the room with different air fresheners & it still sticks. I now broke down & opened the windows to try to air out the room but this is IA & I cant leave the windows open for long. Please I need suggestions on what to do to get the smell out.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:57 AM
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Are all three in use daily? If not I would take the stinky one out of the house- outside in the fresh air for a day or so. Perhaps a do it yourself car wash with some laundry soap? If neither option is feasible you could try a Febreze antimicrobial, or believe it or not, a carpet pet urine spray. Most of those have a good odor destroying enzyme action. Otherwise you'll have to throw it and replace- I can get a good newer used one no recalls about $30 at a kids consignment shop. Currently I use a metal folding crib from lakeshore that I love, easy, portable, space saving, sturdy, and with a washable waterproof mattress pad, a diaper leak or puke doesn't ruin the whole thing.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:55 AM
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I used to soak mine in a bathtub filled with pine sol or a lysol agent. I would then scrub it down after it sat, soak in in just soap so that I could get the lysol smell out and then rinse really well with warm water.

I just bought a carpet cleaner and I have been using that as of lately.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:07 AM
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I would put it in the bathtub if you can. I have a shower head that comes off and you can spray it right on what you need. Works great to clean stuff like that.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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I mix up in a spray bottle a shot of laundry soap and water, spray the pack in play and scrub it that way. Use a wet cloth to rinse it off. Then spray with Lysol when done. I also keep a small blanket folded over the pad of the pack in play then use a twin fitted sheet to wrap it in for the sheet. Keeps the pad much cleaner.
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I would use a steamer on it or put it in the tub. I have a europro steamer that I LOVE. but honestly, my pack and plays dont get really bad? not pee or puke,... but the top rail from when they pull up or chew. But they go to a cot at 12 mo here.
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I had one that was out of crib/playpen at 13 m when her brother was born. Her brother however....
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On another forum someone suggested baking soda & vinager. After I read it I thought Dah - its good for all kinds of stuff so I mixed some up. I figured I wasnt out anything if it doesnt work. I sprayed the entire pak n play & left it sit for about 15 min before going back in to check it. When I went back in it smelled much better so I decided to close the window & see how it went after that. The piss smell is almost gone in the room so after all the kids leave I will spray them all down. I need to remember this for any other cleaning job I may find that I need. I am really surprised at how quick it was able to get the strong odor out. I think after I treat it again tonite I will not have any of the smell in the room.
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I'm sorry. This is the second post you have used the word piss. Is that really appropriate? I really hope you don't ask the kids if they pissed their pants or if they need to piss. Thats very TPT mouth.

Also, baking soda and lemon also work.
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I take some laundry soap with me to the local do-it yourself carwash! I find that the high pressure of the water really gets them clean.
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