We do thorough wash testing on all of our Machine Washable products prior to releases. When items are washed improperly it can cause damage to the materials, this may include heat during the wash cycle or heat during the drying process, sometimes this can include being in direct sunlight on a hot day, or in a hot car for long periods of time.
While you can absolutely wash your JuJuBe bags, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before washing your bag. Please check out the information below for instructions on how to properly wash your merchandise.
We recommend putting the item in a mesh laundry bag to protect the hardware and then washing in cold water on a gentle cycle. You will then let the item air dry flat lay indoors for up to a couple days. You can put rolled up terry cloth towels in the pockets to help absorb the moisture from the corners and speed drying.
When washing a changing pad you will need to ensure that all the water is removed before air drying. We suggest putting the washed changing pad on a dry towel and rolling it up tightly to squeeze out the excess water. Repeat with dry towel until all water is removed.(this process can also be used on items taking longer than usual to dry)
We also recommend spot treatment for sure before washing as they will help loosen up the stains before a regular wash. Sometime even soaking the bag over night in one of these treatments.
We have heard things such as Motsenbocker Lift Off, Magic Eraser, Boogie Wipes, Shout Wipes, or a paste of Oxy Clean, Dawn dish soap, baking soda works great depending on what the marks are.
While all our bags do have Agion to help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, it can occur is not cleaned and dried properly. We have listed 3 different cleaning methods you can try out on your JuJuBe to get it clean.
To eliminate heavy mildew accumulations, use it full strength. For light stains, dilute it with an equal amount of water.
Soak a sponge in a solution of 1/2 cup borax dissolved in 2 cups hot water, and rub it into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well. Alternatively, soak the item in a solution of 2 cups borax and 2 quarts water.
Mix 1/2 cup all-fabric bleach and 1 gallon cool water in a bucket. Place your mildew-stained polyester item in the bucket of diluted bleach solution. Soak the fabric for 30 minutes to kill the mildew spores and help remove stains.