Each individual piece of the CuddleNest is washable and/or wipe-able, and all care instructions are below. Also, we carefully sew a label with detailed care instructions on the back/bottom of each CuddleNest lounger. Do not use bleach on any part of the lounger. If you need to remove stains, a stain remover is recommended.
CuddleNest Outer Cotton Cover: Wash cold by itself. Use a washing bag if possible. Do not use bleach. Tumble dry low or air dry if possible. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.
Bumper Tube: Rarely needs washing, if ever. Airing and/or shaking it out is preferred. If you do wash, use a washing bag. Wash in cold water only, tumble dry low or air dry. When dry, fluff it out by hand to get the shape back and to redistribute the filling as necessary. Do not iron, do not bleach, do not dry clean.
Mattress Pad: Hand wipe only with cold water. Air dry only. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
Mattress Waterproof Inner Cover: Machine wash cold by itself or with similar colors. Use a washing bag if possible. Do not use bleach, do not dry clean. Tumble dry low or air dry if possible.
How do I prevent mildew (mold) from growing on my CuddleNest?
If you are concerned about "mold" on your CuddleNest, it is actually likely mildew that concerns you (mildew is what sometimes grows on damp textiles, whereas mold tends to grow on food or in other areas). Any time fabric does not dry out after getting wet (for example, from wet diapers, spit-up, sweat, or incomplete drying after washing, etc.), there is a chance mildew can develop. Here is how you can help prevent mildew from developing on your CuddleNest:
- If the CuddleNest gets wet or damp, allow it to dry completely before using or stowing away.
- Move the CuddleNest around: regularly shake it, ventilate it, and expose it to light and fresh air.
- Avoid storing the CuddleNest in humid or damp areas.
- Never add waterproof materials to, in, or beneath the CuddleNest.
If you should find mildew on the CuddleNest over time, we recommend adding a cup of white vinegar when washing the product. Alternatively, you can soak the affected piece in a solution of white vinegar and water for an hour or two before washing the piece.
Notably, there is nothing in the materials of a CuddleNest that causes mildew. However, like any fabric product, mildew can grow on a CuddleNest if it gets wet and is not fully dried. Appropriate care is necessary to keep your Nest in top shape. If you have any other questions or concerns you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I wash the CuddleNest before using for the first time?
It is not necessary to wash it. The CuddleNest is clean and does not require washing prior to first use.