Cleaning Guidelines

Hire for Baby prides itself on cleaning standards that all the Franchises and their employees must adhere too.
Our commitment to our customers regarding cleaning and standard of our equipment follows these guidelines.

  • All equipment is cleaned and inspected between hires
  • All equipment must by in good working order and manuals supplied (hard or soft copy)
  • Our equipment will be free of stains, and show little or no wear n tear
  • All equipment must comply with the Australian Standards in relation to quality, sourcing and use
  • When cleaning equipment we follow the manufactures guidelines as a minimum
  • Our general policy follows the following principles
    • Hard surfaces – Wiped down with Antibacterial solutions
    • Soft Surfaces and components – if removable will be removed and washed if not removal then equipment will be steamed cleaned and air dried
  • Equipment which is damaged, rusted is not permitted for re hiring
    • Little scratches are acceptable
    • Grooved scratches are not permitted
  • Acceptable Cleaning products
    • Suitable for baby equipment – no harsh bleaches used or high fraganced
    • Cleaning materials but be suitable for use on childrens equipment
Breast Pumps
  • Unit & Cover
    • Unit wiped with Antibacterial Solution
    • Tested that in working order
    • Test n tag dates inspected
  • Spare parts removed – breast pumps kit
TENS Machines
  • Unit & Cover
    • Unit wiped with Antibacterial Solution
    • Tested that in working order
    • Spare batteries replace
    • New kit supplied
Baby Scales Unit
  • wiped with Antibacterial Solution
  • Tested that in working order
Child Restraint Covers
  • Removed and washed with gentle antibacterial Solution
  • Inspected for defects
    • Missing labels
    • Frayed covers and straps
    • Stains
    • Harness inspected for fraying, loose attachments and staining
  • Standard for rehire
    • No stains
    • Labels intact
Units
  • Units washed antibacterial Solution
  • Inspected for defects – cracks or stress
  • Dates checked with acceptable dates
Standard for rehire of Child restraints
  • No stains on cover or straps
  • Harness in working order – click test
  • Labels intact
  • No cracks on unit
Adapters
  • Unit
    • Unit wiped with Antibacterial Solution
    • Tested that in working order
    • No stress marks present
Feeding Equipment

High Chairs, Clip onHard plastic and metal components – Cleaned with anti bacterial SolutionSoft components – Stains removed and washed with Anti Bacterial Solutions

Sleeping Equipment
  • Hard surfaces – wood or plastic – wiped down with antibacterial solutions
  • Soft surfaces
    • if removal – gentle wash with antibacterial solution and air dried
    • Non removal parts – steam cleaned with antibacterial solution and air dried
Cots

Timber inspected for damage – teething tracks in place – Unit completely wiped down wit antibacterial solutionLight scratches – normal wear n tear allowed – grooved scratches must be repaired and re lacqueredMattresses

    • Inspected for tears and stains– (not allowed)
    • Vinyl covers – wiped down
    • Foam mattress – Vacuumed and then Steam cleaned with anti bacterial solution
    • Air dried
Bassinettes
      • Hard surfaces – Unit wiped with Antibacterial Solution
      • Soft Surfaces – Vacuumed and Steam cleaned and air dried
      • Mattresses
        • Vacuumed and then Steam cleaned with anti bacterial solution
          • Air dried
        • Tested in working order – in closing and setting up
        • All parts listed and accounted for
Rollaway Beds
      • Hard surfaces – Unit wiped with Antibacterial Solution
      • Soft Surfaces – Vacuumed and Steam cleaned and air dried
      • Mattresses
        • Check for bed bugs
          • Use the flashlight to look for excrement and bloodstains on the top surface of the mattress. Look for shed bedbug skins and eggs.
          • Use a credit card. Use the credit card to run along the mattress seam, holding it open to look with your flashlight. You may see live bedbugs hiding there, skins or excrement.
        • Vacuumed and then Steam cleaned with anti bacterial solution
          • Air dried
Prams and Strollers
      • Hard surfaces – frames – wiped down with antibacterial solutions
      • Soft surfaces
        • if removal – gentle wash with antibacterial solution and air dried
        • Non removal parts – steam cleaned with antibacterial solution and air dried
      • Tyres
        • Checked for working order
        • Clean of debris
Toys
      • Inspected for the following
        • Loose components
        • If batteries are included inspected and tested
        • Chips not acceptable
      • Hard surfaces – wiped down with antibacterial solutions
      • Soft surfaces
        • if removal – gentle wash with antibacterial solution and air dried
        • Non removal parts – steam cleaned with antibacterial solution and air dried

Your feedback is important – if you believe that your equipment does not meet these standards then we want you to contact us directly here.