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How do I get yucky cigarette smell out of a wooden crib I bought?

I bought a used crib from someone, I was unaware that they smoked and I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of, fabreeze, lemon pinesol, leaving all the windows open to air it out, etc. nothing is working. my son is sleeping in his pack-n-play until I can get rid of the smell. HELP

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Jordan_L15

Asked by Jordan_L15 at 12:55 PM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My Suggestion is buy a NEW Crib! You will not be able to get that smell out of the crib. Plus you should never trust buying used baby stuff such as Cribs, you never know if it has been recalled or anything. Good Luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • I would try wood cleaners. I know hardware stores carry them. but a cheaper way may be homemeade.


    http://tipnut.com/homemade-rosemary-wood-cleaner/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • put it out in the sun
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 1:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • I'd use bleach on it and then do what the PP said and put it out in the sun. Good Luck I know how awful that smell is.
    2murphyboys

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 1:40 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Wrap it in newspaper, it absorbs odours and put it out in the sun.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 1:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • I have heard that they only way to get rid of the smell is to paint it.
    dustbunny

    Answer by dustbunny at 2:32 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

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