Here are some cleaning tips that will help you clean
your baby swing step by step.
Step 1. Take notes for cleaning instructions
Before you start cleaning, we recommend you read the instructions that came with the infant swing manual. It will tell you about the dos and don’ts of cleaning. It will help you know if the swing seat is machine washable or not. If you can wash it in a machine, there will also be a machine setting written on the manual. If you have lost the manual, you can read all the instructions given on the company website.
Step 2. Collect the required tools
Once you are done reading the instructions given in
the manual, it’s time to gather all the tools required for cleaning. Such as
washing machine, warm water, baking soda, cotton towel, and other detergents.
Step 3. Disassemble the baby swing
Babies are incredibly cunning when it comes to the mess they make around the house. They make a mess in playtime inside the swing with their food, milk. Sometimes it is hard to clean every nook and corner of the swing. Therefore, the disassembling of a baby swing is very important. Without disassembling the baby swing, you cannot do cleaning, and you can’t reach every nook and cranny of the baby swing.
Step 4. Clean Frames
To clean the frames, apply a small amount of mixed liquid dish soap or mild soap in a bucket of warm water. Then with the help of a piece of cloth, gently scrub all the metal and plastic of the swing. You can also use any liquid spray of your choice for cleaning and wipe it smoothly with a cloth. Take a clean, dry cloth and wipe off the soap and water after washing. It will help you to remove all dirty stains on the frames of a baby swing.
Step 5. Washing Seat Covers
Before washing the swing seat cover in a washing machine, you need to know if the covers are machine washable or you need to wash them by hand. Mostly swings cover are now machine washable as it doesn’t require any time and effort. If you are not aware whether the cover should be washed in a machine or by hand washing, you will waste your time and effort. If they are not machine washable, you might ruin the baby swing cover by soaking them in a washing machine. If your baby swing has a detachable infant seat, now read the instructions in the maintenance section of the manual, which method suits best for cleaning. Now follow the tips to wash the cover:
- Always make sure to use a mild detergent to protect your little ones. If you use detergents with strong chemicals, it will affect your newborn baby’s skin causing allergies.
- Dry it gently in a cool setting. If you want to be extra cautious, wash it on a delicate cycle.
- Do not use the dryer if the instruction in the manual allows you to do so.
- Hang seat covers to let them dry.
Is there any other way to clean the baby cover?
The short and simple answer to this question is Yes! There are also other ways you can try to clean a baby swing. Follow this simple method given below:
By using baking soda: You can use baking soda to remove stains. For this, take a spare toothbrush, rub the baking soda on the stain with the help of a toothbrush. After rubbing, let the baking soda work on it and leave it for half an hour. Now with the help of warm water, wash the baking soda off by using the spare brush.
By using Hydrogen Peroxide: You can also clean the baby swing with hydrogen peroxide. For this, pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide directly on the stain and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash it in a washing machine, or you can also remove the stain by gently scrubbing with the spare brush, same as the use of baking soda.
Steam Cleaning: Steam cleaning is another method that is used for cleaning. You can remove stains and dirt as it kills all the germs and microorganisms in the seat cover and frames.
Sunning: You can say it is natural cleaning by the sun. To get rid of stains, hang your baby swing outside to dry. Make sure that a seat cover is wet now; let the sun act as a natural bleach.
Parenting a newborn is exciting; you always make sure to take care of your toddler as a mom, from eating clean. Similarly, babies love to play in baby swings. It is one of the best baby products. Baby swing, however, also gets dirty with food, running nose, dust air, dirty diapers, etc. It is necessary to keep the baby swing clean periodically as your baby needs it, and it will keep your baby germ-free and healthy. Moreover, your tiny love will fall asleep easily. Try to clean it immediately as it gets dirty. Follow the above steps to keep the swing hygienic and clean.
Q1. When do I need a baby swing?
Parents love to swaddle their babies, but their arms can get tired. You also need to do other house chores; you cannot always swing or swaddle your baby in your arms. This is the reason you need a baby swing. A baby swing will solve all your problems. You can put your infant in a swing and can do your work. It will keep your baby entertained and help him sleep comfortably.
Q2. What are the benefits of a baby swing?
Baby swing helps a baby to sleep faster with its soothing motion.
It keeps your baby entertained.
It helps in solving problems of baby’s reflux and colic.
You can put your baby in a swing; it will give rest to your arms.
It provides mental development to a little one.
Q3. When should I stop my baby from using a baby swing?
Baby swings help your little one to stop crying and gives him a smooth sleeping. But baby swings are not the long-term cure. Once your baby exceeds the weight limit or starts crawling out of the swing, you should stop your toddler from using the baby swing.