How often do you wash your Boppy?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

As an expert, I recommend washing the Boppy pillow at least once or twice a month, or as necessary. However, it’s important to check the care tag on your specific Boppy pillow for any specific washing instructions. These instructions may vary depending on the material and design of your Boppy.

When it comes to washing the Boppy pillow, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure that you don’t damage the pillow or affect its functionality. Some Boppy pillows may be machine washable, while others may require hand washing or spot cleaning.

If your Boppy pillow is machine washable, there are a few steps you can follow to clean it effectively. First, remove the pillow cover if it is removable. Check the care tag on the cover to see if it can be machine washed or if it requires a different cleaning method. If the cover is machine washable, simply follow the care instructions and launder it accordingly.

Next, place the Boppy pillow itself into the washing machine. It’s a good idea to wash the Boppy pillow on a gentle cycle with cold water to avoid any potential damage. You can also add a small amount of mild detergent to help remove any stains or odors.

After the washing cycle is complete, remove the Boppy pillow from the machine and allow it to air dry. It’s important to avoid using a dryer as the heat can potentially shrink or damage the pillow. Instead, lay the pillow flat or hang it up to dry naturally.

If your Boppy pillow is not machine washable, you may need to hand wash or spot clean it. For hand washing, fill a basin or sink with cold water and a small amount of mild detergent. Gently agitate the pillow in the soapy water, paying attention to any stained or soiled areas. Rinse the pillow thoroughly with cold water to remove any detergent residue.

After hand washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the pillow and allow it to air dry. Again, avoid using a dryer as the heat can potentially damage the pillow.

In some cases, spot cleaning may be sufficient for minor stains or spills. Use a damp cloth or sponge with mild detergent to gently blot the affected area. Rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and continue blotting until the stain is removed. Allow the pillow to air dry completely before using it again.

It’s worth noting that the frequency of washing your Boppy pillow may vary depending on how often it is used and any specific circumstances. For example, if your Boppy pillow is used by a baby or young child who may have frequent spills or accidents, you may need to wash it more frequently.

The frequency of washing your Boppy pillow should be at least once or twice a month, but it’s important to refer to the care tag for specific instructions. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations and using gentle cleaning methods will help ensure that your Boppy pillow stays clean and in good condition for continued use.