Not sure if I'm posting in right section but anyways...
So as the title suggests I've found tiny mould spots on the bottom of DS's bassinet mattress. We've never had mould like this before so im quite shocked! My instincts are telling me to just throw it away and get a new one.
Are there any ways to get the mould out?
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03-07-2012 13:32 #1
Mould on bassinet mattress?
03-07-2012 13:36 #2
Hmmm, only using harsh stuff like bleach etc. I'd throw it.
03-07-2012 13:40 #3
Even if you get it out, I'd be worried about spores being left behind. I'd throw it. Better safe than sorry.
03-07-2012 13:42 #4
03-07-2012 13:59 #5
if its for a 2nd bub i would get a new one - SIDS recommends a new mattress for each child. TBH ild prob throw it away anyway.
03-07-2012 14:12 #6Senior Member
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If you need to keep the mattress for financial reasons the mould can be killed and the stains bleached out very safely
First spray with a solution of 1 tsp oil of cloves in one litre of water and allow to dry thoroughly
Then make a paste of un idiosed cooking salt and lemon juice and allow to dry in the sun - brush off the salt when dry then wash in normal clothes washing detergeant with 2 tblsps bicarb, rinse with vinegar and a few drops of tea tree oil
The oil of cloves kills the mould, the salt and lemon juice should remove the stain, the bicarb reacts with the vinegar to cut the soap out and also create oxygen bleach during the wash, the tea te oil is also an anti fungal and will help to stop further mould developing.
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03-07-2012 16:07 #7Senior Member
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i would throw it too. I found mould on one of dd's special dresses (it was at the bottom of the wash basket for a week or so, wet) i threw it straight away. spores freak me out!
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