We have done thorough wash testing on all our machine-washable products, and we have some tips for when you’re ready to toss your JuJuBe item in the washing machine!
Step 1: Spot-treat stains prior to washing to help loosen stains using one of the following treatments: Motsenbocker Lift Off, Magic Eraser, Boogie Wipes, Shout Wipes, or a paste of OxiClean, Dawn dish soap, and baking soda. For tough stains, soak the bag overnight.
Step 2: Put the item in a mesh laundry bag to protect the hardware.
Step 3: Wash in cold water on a gentle cycle. To avoid damaging your items, do not use heat during the washing cycle or drying process. (Also try not to leave your bag in direct sunlight or in a hot car for long periods of time.)
Step 4: Allow the item to air-dry by laying it flat indoors for up to a couple days. You can place rolled-up terry-cloth towels in the pockets to help absorb the moisture from the corners and speed up drying.
After washing a changing pad, ensure that all the water is removed before air drying. Place the washed changing pad on a dry towel and roll it up tightly to squeeze out excess water. Repeat with a dry towel until all water is removed, and then lay the product flat to finish air-drying. This process can also be used on any items taking longer than usual to dry.
While all our bags have treated linings to help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, growth can occur if the item has not been cleaned and dried in a while. Here are two different cleaning methods you can try to clean your JuJuBe item.
Vinegar: To eliminate heavy mildew accumulations, use vinegar at full strength. For light stains, dilute it with an equal amount of water. Then put your item in the washing machine (see steps above).
Borax: Mix a solution of 1/2 cup borax dissolved in 2 cups hot water. With a sponge, rub the solution into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, and then rinse well. Alternatively, soak the item in a solution of 2 cups borax and 4 cups hot water. Then put your item in the washing machine (see steps above).