Cleaning your Babymel Bag

Cleaning the inside of my bag

All our linings have a water resistant coating, meaning they can be wiped clean on the go.  The neutral colours we use enables you to find items in your bag easily. To clean your Babymel lining simply clean using a damp cloth or sponge wiped in a circular motion and left to dry naturally.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not put your Babymel bag in the washing machine, submerge fully in water or use any complex products.
 
Cleaning the outside of your bag

All Babymel bags are made from the highest quality water resistant materials but from time to time, the wear and tear of daily life may mean your Babymel is in need of a clean. Follow the easy steps below to bring your Babymel back to it’s best.
 
1. Wipe using a damp cloth or sponge (not overly wet as this can cause water stains) to remove any surface dirt. Remember to keep rinsing your cloth to prevent the dirt spreading
2. Please note we DO NOT recommend that you clean a leather bag with water.
3. Using a sponge or cloth, apply a small amount of mild soap to an inconspicuous area of your bag to test your soap does not stain your bag and allow to dry naturally.
4. Once you can confirm your test has not stained your bag, gently clean the rest of your bag with a soft sponge or cloth. Do not soak your bag or submerge in water.
5. Remove any excess moisture with a dry clean cloth.
6. Leave your Babymel to dry fully in a well-ventilated area. Never use artificial heat to dry your bag as this can cause permanent damage and always let any water spillages dry naturally. Never pack away damp.
 
How to clean your Zip & Zoe Rucksack / Backpack
 
  1. Please remove Zip & Zoe toy or musical tag and reins
  2. Machine wash cold (30 degrees C or 80 degrees F) on its own wash to prevent any dye running from other clothes. Do not use fabric softener.
  3. Do not tumble dry
  4. Leave to dry naturally
  5. Reins can be hand-washed separately with soap.
 
How to clean your Zip & Zoe drinking bottle with straw

  1. Pull plastic and silicone straw from the bottom of the lid.
  2. Pull plastic straw and silicone straw apart.
  3. Hand wash with warm soapy water or place in top rack of a dishwasher.
 
FAQs

Can my Babymel be machine washed or dry-cleaned?
 
Only the backpacks products in our Zip and Zoe range and our change mats can be machine-washed. All other products including our changing bags cannot be machine washed or dry cleaned.
 
  1. Please remove Zip & Zoe toy or musical tag
  2. Machine wash cold (30 degrees C or 80 degrees F) on its own wash to prevent any dye running from other clothes.
  3. Do not tumble dry
  4. Leave to dry naturally
 
Our changing mats can be machine washed cold (30 degrees C or 80 degrees F). Wash on its own, or with similar coloured items. Do not use fabric softener. Leave to dry naturally.
 
 
Can dye transfer occur?

Dye transfer occurs when dark coloured clothing or non-dye fast clothing rubs against other products. This can occur with our light coloured coated canvas bags and nylon bags. Try not to let your bag rub against dark coloured clothing such as denim that can transfer colour to your bag and cause staining. If staining does occur, it is best to clean your bag as soon as possible, following our cleaning instructions above.