When you receive your baby bedding, we recommend a light steamer or steam iron to get the wrinkles out. This is largely all cotton material, and it will have some wrinkles! For our linen and linen blend fabrics, steaming is not necessary unless there are some large folds you'd like to steam out.
We recommend that our all-cotton bedding - including rail covers and blankets - be washed separately or in a machine using the delicate cycle, cold water, and mild detergent or Woolite.
Crib sheets can be washed in warm water. Because the fabric is cotton, minimal shrinkage is normal.
Because the crib skirt doesn't touch baby, you don't need to wash it. If you do, expect your crib skirt to shrink approximately 1/2 inch. After washing, be sure to remove items promptly to reduce wrinkling. We recommend cool dry cycle to reduce shrinkage.
Rail Covers. There is no need to wash until your baby can pull up to the rail cover. They look great right out of the box, and are clean and crisp looking, but do wash before teething. Wash in cold water, and dry on the "air" cycle (no heat cycle). The fill in your rail cover should not be exposed to heat when drying.
After washing, some minor "readjusting" of filling may need to be made on rail teething covers when removed from the washing machine. Flatten your rail cover and then tumble dry on air fluff cycle. Remove from dryer immediately.
We recommend dry cleaning for curtains and valances.
Minky Blanket Care. Never Iron Minky!!! We recommend cool water wash, mild detergent, and remove promptly. You can put in the dryer on cool air. It is a faux fur and will regain its plush look if run through the "air fluff" or lowest (coolest) cycle of the dryer. Use a steamer to get the wrinkles out of the cotton side of the blanket. Cotton is breathable and lovely!