Getting Out Moldy Smell in a Pack -N- Play

Updated on June 16, 2008
C.L. asks from San Francisco, CA
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Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get rid of a moldy smell in a pack -n- play. Someone gave me theirs and it has that smell and I was hoping someone had some advice.

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So I took everyone's advice and ended up first cleaning with soap and water then used vinegar and water and let it air out and sat in the sun. It's much better than it was. Thanks everyone!

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answers from San Francisco on

Dear C.,

I would start wioth just opening it up outside and pulling all the parts out of the bag.

You can was the bag and hose it off as it is waterproof and easy to clean.

Leave the pieces outside overnight and then wash them with a buicket of warm water with somthing like 409 mixed with water.

If it still smells you could also then spray it with antimicrobial Febreze.

We had some camping gear that smelled moldy and this did the trick.


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answers from Fresno on

Clean it with vinegar.



answers from San Francisco on

try nature's miracle spray, you can find it at pet stores and it works great



answers from San Francisco on

try a mix of baking soda and water. Use about 1:4 baking soda:water ratio. Rub on with wet rag, let it dry in the sun, rub off with dry rag.



answers from San Francisco on

make a bleach and water mixture and wipe it down real good then leave in the sun ALL day long. if that doesn't work then get rid of it. mold is no bueno for the little ones.



answers from San Francisco on

the only thing i know of is bleach or hexol... if that doesn't' work i would trash it... you can find cheap ones at garage sales that don't have mold in them... it's not good for your little one. not worth it.



answers from San Francisco on

WHite vinegar. If you can put it in the washer, put 1 cup vinegar in the laundry with your soap. If not, wash it down. (I don;t know what a pack n play is) From T.



answers from Chico on

My pack 'n play had been stored in a garage for a few years and it had a very musty smell. I tried airing it out in the sun and cleaning with vinegar water but still couldn't get the odor completely out. I tried "Woolite Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Pet Stain & Odor Remover + Oxygen" then I set it out in the sun to completely dry and was surprised that the musty smell is gone. It says on the bottle that when used as directed it leaves carpet safe for children. I put it in the sun to dissipate the smell of the cleaner because though pleasant it's strong.

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