We lately received a (lightly) used Pack 'N Play from friends of ours, in preparation for our first baby, due 6 months from now. Pack-'N-Play-type playpen units consist mostly of fabric stretched across a collapsible metal frame. Most of the fabric isn't removable, so won't go through the washing machine. Also, this particular Pack 'N Play has been in a house with a bunch of cats & ex-smokers. So, we've got two problems:
- How do we get out the smoke and cat smells before the new addition?
- What kind of regular, periodic disinfection regime should we put the non-removable fabric parts go through once the little one gets here?