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How to wash a boppy pillow?

Washing a boppy pillow is not as daunting as it may seem. In fact, with the proper instructions, it can be a quick and easy process. This guide will provide all of the information that you need to know on how to wash a boppy pillow effectively. But first,

Can you wash a boppy pillow?

Yes, you can wash a boppy pillow. You will need to remove the cover and wash it separately. The pillow itself can be washed in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. Be sure to air dry the pillow to avoid shrinkage.

Cleaning instructions for nursing pillows:

Here, you’ll find detailed instructions for washing the Boppy, the Brest Friend, and the Ergobaby, three of the most widely used nursing pillows:

How to wash a boppy pillow?

The Boppy pillow is a versatile product that can be used for nursing, propping, tummy time, and sitting. It is important to keep your Boppy clean for the health of your baby. Here are some tips on how to wash your Boppy nursing pillow.

Washing by hand:

  1. Fill a sink or basin with cool water and mild detergent.
  2. Submerge the Boppy pillow in the water and swish it around to loosen any dirt or soils.
  3. Gently squeeze the water out of the Boppy and rinse it in clean cool water.
  4. Squeeze the excess water out of the Boppy and hang it to dry, or dry it flat.

Washing in the washing machine:

  1. Put the Boppy pillow in a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase to protect it from getting tangled in the washing machine.
  2. Wash the Boppy on the delicate cycle in cool water with mild detergent.
  3. Hang the Boppy to dry, or dry it flat.

Spot cleaning:

When spot-cleaning your breastfeeding pillow, use a high-quality, non-toxic antibacterial spray, particularly if it isn’t machine-washable. A non-machine-washable cushion should never be soaked or completely submerged. You may use the following all-natural DIY antibacterial spray:

You will need the following:

  • A spray bottle (20 ounce)
  • Hot water
  • Washing soda (easily available)
  • Essential oil (antibacterial)

Please note that, if your baby is under three months old, you should avoid using essential oils. Only use oils that have been certified safe for newborns, such as tea tree, lavender, or lemon. Before utilizing the pillow, be sure that most or all of the aroma has dissipated. The oil in the spray serves as an antibacterial agent and is not utilized for aromatherapy.


  1. Fill your spray bottle halfway with hot water.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of washing soda.
  3. Five drops of essential oil are added.
  4. Shake well before spraying on affected areas.

You can also prepareĀ an antimicrobial spray by filling a spray bottle with equal parts water and organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV). Instead of apple cider vinegar, you could use white, distilled vinegar. Because of its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, we use ACV for virtually all of our household cleaning needs.


  • Treat any stains on the Boppy before washing.
  • To treat a stain, dampen a clean white cloth with cool water and blot the stain. Do not rub the stain, as this can cause it to spread.
  • Apply a small amount of mild detergent to the cloth and blot the stain again.
  • Rinse the area with cool water and blot to remove any soap residue.
  • Hang the Boppy to dry, or dry it flat.
  • If the stain persists, you may need to repeat these steps or take the Boppy to a professional cleaner.

General care:

It is best to wash the Boppy after each use, but at a minimum you should wash it every few days. If the Boppy becomes soiled or wet, spot clean it as soon as possible to prevent staining. Do not use bleach or harsh cleaners on the Boppy, as these can damage the fabric. Never put the Boppy in the dryer, as this can damage the fabric and cause the filling to clump.

How to wash a brest friend nursing pillow?

The Slipcover

These instructions are for removing and replacing the slipcover on any Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow, including the original, deluxe, twin, and travel versions.

  1. Unbutton the pillow cover and take it off.
  2. To prevent the zipper from getting damaged in the wash, make sure the slipcover is completely closed before putting it in.
  3. The slipcover should be washed in warm water on the delicate cycle in the washing machine. Never use chlorine bleach or very hot water.
  4. The slipcover is best dried by hanging it up.
  5. Antimicrobial wipes and a soft cloth are all you need to clean the slipcover of a professional nursing pillow. Wash by hand, not in a machine.

Inside Cushion

Follow these methods to care for the cushions on your original, deluxe, twin, travel, and medical-grade nursing pillows.

  1. Take off the slipcover and machine wash it as directed.
  2. You can spot clean the affected parts of your cushion by using a moist cloth and some mild soap or antimicrobial spray.
  3. Dry the cushion somewhere with good air circulation, preferably outside.
  4. When the cover and the cushion are dry, replace the cover.
  5. Nursing pillows made of foam should never be soaked in water or washed or dried in a machine.

Cleaning the ergobaby natural curve pillow:

  1. Take off the cover.
  2. To prevent damage to the zipper, please re-zip the cover before washing.
  3. The cover should be washed in the machine using cold water on a moderate cycle.
  4. Wash cold and dry on a low heat setting in the dryer.
  5. Remove stains from the foam pad by cleaning them with a damp cloth dipped in warm water.
  6. Put the foam pad flat in an airy area to dry out.
  7. After the pillow and its cover have dried, you can reuse the pillow by simply replacing the cover.


Do you wash boppy pillow before use?

Yes, you should wash the Boppy pillow before using it. The pillow can be machine washed on the delicate cycle and tumble dried on low heat. You may also want to consider spot cleaning the pillow if it gets dirty.

Can you put a boppy pillow into a bassinet?

The Boppy pillow is a popular item for new mothers, as it can provide support for both the baby and the mother during feeding times. However, many people wonder if it is safe to put a Boppy pillow in a bassinet. While there is no definitive answer, it is generally advisable to avoid doing so.

One of the main reasons why it is not recommended to put a Boppy pillow in a bassinet is because it can create a clutter. Bassinets are often small, and adding a bulky pillow can make it more difficult for the baby to move around and explore their new surroundings. Additionally, the pillow can also block the view of the baby from the outside, making it more difficult for parents to keep an eye on their little one.

Another concern is that the Boppy pillow may not be the right size for a bassinet. The pillow is designed to fit a standard size crib, but bassinets can vary significantly in size. As such, it is possible that the pillow will be too big or too small for the bassinet, which could create a safety hazard.

Ultimately, it is up to the parents to decide whether or not they want to put a Boppy pillow in their bassinet. If they do choose to do so, they should make sure that the bassinet is large enough to accommodate the pillow, and that they keep a close eye on their baby to ensure that they are safe and comfortable.

Final words:

Thanks for reading! We hope this nursing pillow cleaning guide was helpful. For more valuable information like this, be sure to check out the rest of our blog posts.


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