A friend on Facebook posted this pin with the following caption.
(I can't find the original source)
"How to clean your pack n play.. i saw this on Facebook and decided to make it a pin :-) You fill your bath tub up with the hottest water possible. Mix in a cap of baby laundry detergent (I used Dreft) a splash of vinegar and about a quarter cup of baking soda. Mix and submerge your Pack N Play and the mat. After about 30 minutes, flip them. My water was disgusting at this point! I could not believe how dirty it was! But honestly, how often do you think to deep clean your Pack N Play? After about an hour, I took it outside and hosed it down to remove any of the extra nasty water from the soak. Then left it outside to dry! My Pack N Play seriously looks brand new and any stain that was on it before is gone! I highly recommend this soak! I removed the mat before taking the picture but this is my water! I know, it's absolutely disgusting! But like I said, this soak is the bomb and took care of anything my "daily wipe down" routine was missing."
I saw that and was disgusted. The pack-n-play we own is a hand-me-down from my Mother-In-Law. She only used it with 1 child, 4 years ago, so I thought, "no way mine could be that bad." But the thought of all that disgusting filth laying in the bed with my baby was enough for me to try my hand at washing it.
Hard to tell in the photo but there was some browning around the rails, where apparently my Bother-In-Law chewed on the edges of the Pack-N-Play. Also the mat had a few stains.