5 easy steps to cleaning your pushchair’s wheels

It will come as no surprise that the wheels tend to be the dirtiest part of the pushchair; they are in constant contact with the ground and on a particularly muddy outing can get clogged with dirt and debris. You don’t have to worry about keeping the wheels in pristine condition as they’ll get dirty every time you go out, but you do need to make sure you are checking them regularly and cleaning when it becomes necessary. The condition of the wheels does have an impact on how well your pushchair runs; as with a car. When the wheels get clogged with mud it becomes harder to control the pushchair. You may be wondering how to clean pushchair wheels, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult task; here are 5 easy steps you can follow.

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What you’ll need

  • Hot Soapy water
  • Hose Pipe or pressure washer (not essential)
  • Hard bristle brush
  • WD-40


  1. Remove the wheels

The first step when cleaning the wheels of a pushchair is to remove them if you can. By removing them you can make sure to give them a thorough clean. Once you have removed the wheels it is also a good chance to clean the connections. It also makes it generally easier to clean the wheels once they are no longer attached. It’s a good chance to give them a check over for any possible punctures or trapped debris.

  1. Brush with Hard Bristle Brush

Before you begin washing the wheels make sure to remove any dried mud or dirt with a hard bristle brush; this will make it a whole lot easier to clean. You’re probably best doing this in your garden or generally outside your house as mud can get everywhere.

  1. Clean with Hot Soapy Water

To clean your wheels all you need is a bucket of hot soapy water, you can use the same hard bristle brush as before or switch to a smaller brush to get into all the smaller compartments of the wheels. If the mud or dirt is proving stubborn you can soak the wheels in the water or try and dislodge the dirt with a hose or pressure washer. Then scrub them with the brush to make sure they are squeaky clean.

  1. Polish Chrome and Metal

Be sure not to neglect any chrome or metal on and around the wheels or wheel connections. Cleaning the wheels gives you a great opportunity to polish chrome or metal elements. Polishing with WD-40 will ensure your wheels are kept in top condition and keep the overall pushchair in great working condition.

  1. Leave to Air Dry

When you’ve finished cleaning; leave the wheels to airdry. Once they’re dry make sure that you’ve not missed anything and re attach them to the pushchair. Give them a spin to make sure they’re working well and you’re good to go!

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