Yay! Your SNOO has arrived and it’s crisp and clean and ready for your baby to safely sleep in. Cut to a few weeks into new babyhood: Your little one is sleeping great in SNOO…but your favorite Smart Sleeper now features a faint reminder of an unfortunate diaper blow-out. What do you do? Never fear! Cleaning SNOO is way easier than you may think!

How to Clean SNOO Mesh

Did your baby’s spit-up spray SNOO’s mesh? It happens! Simply spot clean the mesh with a soft, clean cloth, warm water, and a mild baby-safe cleanser. Remember, it’s always smart to clean up messes quickly before stains set in and are difficult to get out. (For safety purposes, you should never remove SNOO’s mesh to soak or wash—or for any reason!) If you need a little more power behind your clean, reach for a baby-safe stain remover, like Dreft Laundry Stain Remover—and never use bleach or abrasive cleaners!

PS: If you accidentally spill a liquid in or on SNOO, quickly dry it up with a towel or sponge, then clean as suggested. Make sure SNOO is completely dry before putting the mattress and baby back in. If needed, you can use a hair dryer on a cool or warm setting (never hot!) to speed up drying.

How to Clean Between SNOO Mesh and Base

To clean between the mesh panels, locate the zipper on SNOO and unzip. Next, wiggle a flexible hose vacuum attachment with a narrow nozzle inside to remove any hidden dust or particles. Alternatively, you can blow away fine dust with a can of compressed air. No matter which method you choose, it’s recommended that you regularly clean between the mesh.

While you’re there, feel free to wipe down the platform (the metal shield under the mattress), base, and legs with hospital-safe cleaners like Oxivir Wipes and/or Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Spray. Again, bleach and abrasive cleaners are big no-nos.

How to Clean SNOO Mattress and Mattress Cover

SNOO’s firm, yet cozy mattress comes with a water-resistant cover, which not only makes quick clean-ups easy-peasy, it helps prevent stains and contamination. Still, it’s a good idea to frequently check inside the mattress cover for signs of moisture—and wiping up anything you might find. 

Regularly cleaning your SNOO mattress cover is important, too, especially after spit-ups or diaper leaks. (Routine cleaning is also recommended if you live in a humid climate.) To clean, remove the mattress cover and machine wash in warm with light-colored items. (Washing with colored items may discolor the mattress cover). Tumble dry on a low heat and remove promptly.

Make a point to check under the mattress at least once a week for signs of moisture and wipe up any wetness you spy. If the mattress itself needs to be cleaned, use mild soap and warm water to get the job done, allowing the mattress to air dry completely before placing it back in the mattress cover and returning to SNOO. Don’t put the mattress in your washer and dryer! It’ll likely damage the foam, making it unsafe for SNOO use.

How to Clean SNOO Sack

If there are no diaper leaks or spit-up messes to take care of, you can wash your baby’s SNOO Sack at the same time you’re cleaning their SNOO sheets. That means, every few days—or even once a week—should do. Machine wash with similarly colored items in warm or cold water (never hot), always avoiding chlorine bleach.

Before tossing your SNOO Sack in the wash, be sure to attach the wings to each other and zip the sack completely. This’ll keep the hook-and-loop fastener from clinging to other items in the load and causing damage. Next, air dry or tumble dry on low heat, making sure everything is completely dry before using.

How do I keep SNOO clean?

It’s smart to regularly inspect the mesh and spot clean SNOO when needed. Waiting too long to clean up oopsies can cause stains. When not in use, place SNOO in the dust bag and the box it came with and store in a cool, dry place to help prevent mold, mildew, and general ickiness.

Do I need to clean my SNOO rental when it’s delivered?

Nope! Each SNOO rental goes through a painstaking cleaning and sanitizing process before it’s certified safe, spotless, and ready for your baby! Any fine dust and small particles lingering on SNOO are carefully removed with a high-powered vacuum. Next, experts sanitize SNOO with an ultra-hot steam cleaner and then thoroughly clean the bassinet with some of the same hypoallergenic and baby-safe cleaning products that are used in nurseries and NICUs across the country. After that, each SNOO is fully tested, tuned, and certified, ensuring your smart bassinet is in pristine, like-new condition. Plus, each SNOO rental comes with two brand new, organic cotton SNOO Sacks, a new mattress, new waterproof mattress cover, and a new 100% GOTS certified organic cotton fitted SNOO sheet. Of course, once you start using your SNOO rental you’ll want to care for it as noted above!

Do I need to clean a Pre-Loved SNOO when its delivered?

No! Every Pre-Loved SNOO is cleaned in the very same meticulous manner as SNOO rentals. That means all surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with baby-friendly and hospital-grade stain removers and cleaning agents. SNOO’s inner mesh is examined, vacuumed, disinfected, steam-cleaned, freshened, and sanitized to ensure a quality clean. Each Pre-Loved SNOO comes with brand-new soft goods, too! (Again, you’ll want to care for your Pre-Loved SNOO as noted above.)


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