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Cleanliness: Coronavirus Concerns

Clean Baby Gear - Rockabye Baby Rentals

In light of the worldwide rapid spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we felt we would be remiss in not addressing this issue. During our 16-years in business this is now the 9th unusual viral health crisis we have dealt with, although COVID-19 is definitely unique. In addition to the standard seasonal Flu concerns, we have worked though outbreaks of Swine Flu, SARS, MERS, Ebola, Chicken Pox, Mumps, and Measles. Rockabye is aware, and proactively implementing steps to assure the cleanliness and sanitary condition of the baby gear you order.

May 2021 UPDATE – Rockabye Baby Rentals is proud to say all our staff is voluntarily fully vaccinated for Covid-19. We have always taken precautions to keep our teams healthy. We annually all get Flu vaccines, thus we view this no differently. Our only cleaning process change is that every item is released bagged to assure to minimize the number of hands that physically touch items once cleaned and sanitized.

Jan 2022 UPDATE: We are proud to say all our staff has voluntarily received Covid-19 boosters. However, since our tiniest customers are not eligible for this vaccine yet, our staff continues to wear masks during contact with customers.

Here are links to best practices regarding the Coronavirus

Cleaning Process

Our cleaning process remains the same. All items are stripped of removable fabrics which are then laundered using dye-free, fragrance free detergent. Hard items and gear that cannot be laundered are scrubbed with a hospital grade cleanser which kills bacteria, virus, fungus, and blood born pathogens. Items are rinsed, then steam sanitized at 170-degrees to remove any residue and kill any additional bacteria, virus, or infestation that may remain in hard to reach cracks and crevasses. Items are then placed in a sanitary dry room to completely dry before being reassembled and bagged or covered to remain dust free while in our warehouses.

This cleaning process was developed in our first year in business out of concern for providing sanitary baby gear, and products that reduce instances of skin sensitivities for young children. That’s why we are confident in saying our baby rentals are the cleanest available baby rentals. We have in excess of 150,000 s.f. of warehouse space in our four warehouse locations. In all locations, every item is bagged when possible, with oversized items covered while in our commercial warehouses.

Extra Safety Measures

Our staff carries sanitary antibacterial/antiviral wipes when making deliveries and pick-ups. You may see them, on occasion, wiping down items they have touched during the delivery of baby gear. Some of our staff may use gloves when handling items as an added precaution. Also, don’t be alarmed if a staff member wears a face mask while at your property. It seems the Coronavirus is spreading at a time when seasonal Spring allergies are an issue. We don’t want our customers to be concerned about contamination of their property, should our staff be suffering seasonal allergies, and sneeze or cough while delivering. Therefore, Rockabye requires staff to wear masks to avoid any concerns. Rockabye also has made it known that if a staff member is ill, they should report it to headquarters and plan to stay home and another staff member will take over the route.

However, we will continue to wear masks during deliveries, and retain our extra sanitary practices as long as recommended.

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Our Cleaning Process

Clean Baby Gear

Yes! We take cleanliness seriously. We are one of the few baby equipment rental services that fully complies with and even exceeds local health department standards. Rockabye provides sanitized, clean baby gear for rent in our locations.

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Disinfect – Steam – Heat Dry – Bag

Our cleaning process is extensive. We disinfect hard surfaces with a mild, hospital-grade organic cleaner. This versatile product is a disinfectant, cleaner, sanitizer, fungicide, mildewstat, virucide and deodorizer. It kills coronavirus, HIV-1 & 2, Herpes, SARS, COVID-19, Staph, Strep, MRSA, Salmonella, E. coli, Athlete’s Foot Fungus, yeasts and other dangerous and communicable health threats. It has no color or scent. It is EPA approved and safe for disinfection.

Once disinfected, we steam clean at 170 degrees to remove any residue and to eliminate any possible bedbug or lice exposure. Temperature is critical. Higher heat than 170-degrees can damage and weaken fabrics, while lower temperatures will not kill potential infestations of lice or bedbugs. Finally, we dry the baby items, then bag or cover to minimize exposure to dust.

We linens and machine washable fabrics are laundered in dye free, perfume free detergent; thus, reducing instances of skin sensitivities. Finally, we dry, fold and bag. While everything will arrive clean and ready to use, some customers may wish to launder linens in their preferred detergent.  Some baby gear items don’t have removable fabrics, such as, some strollers and pack n plays. We carefully wash permanent fabrics on the frame with disinfectant, then steam sanitize and heat dry.

Rockabye has been in business since 2006, so we have the experience that others don’t. Few baby equipment rental companies offer this level of cleanliness, assuring you receive truly clean baby gear.

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