Cleaning your stroller is probably not something you want to have to think about, it seems like a big task and therefore one which you will likely want to put off for as long as possible. However, as with most cleaning tasks the more often you do it, and the better care you take of your stroller, the longer it will last and the less of a task it will actually be.
You don’t have to worry about doing a deep clean every time – sometimes just a once over with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner and a wipe will do the trick, however if it gets damp you may want to invest some time in a proper clean.
If you and your tot catch yourself in the rain, there may be a chance that mold will begin to harvest on the fabric. Get yourself outside, wear a mask and brush the mold away using a stiff bristle brush. Then sprinkle some lemon juice and salt over the area to get rid of the excess mold. If there’s no sign of mold, cleaning the stroller is very straightforward.
- Step 1 – Remove any Crumbs
For all those pesky crumbs, you can either get out the dustpan and brush or a hand-held vac – they’ll be gone in milliseconds.
- Step 2 – Remove any Stains
Take a moment to assess the extent of the mess. If the stroller seat and fabrics aren’t too dirty, give them a once-over with a wet wipe. But if you spot stains, some bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar should do the trick. If the seat is super dirty, check the stroller’s washing instructions and if it’s safe to do so, pop it into the washing machine.
- Step 3 – Scrub the Straps
Whilst the seat is in the washing machine, examine all other fabric sections of your tot’s stroller like the canopy and straps. Give them a good scrub with a wet wipe and the bicarbonate of soda paste. Then, rinse it off.
- Step 4 – Wipe Down the Chassis
Take a look at the chassis. A wet wipe should help get rid of anything taking the shine away. If your stroller has leatherette trims, be careful not to take a wet wipe constantly to these parts.
- Step 5 – Clean and Buff the Wheels
When it comes to the wheels, a dustpan and brush should get clear anything stuck inside it. Give it some elbow grease and scrub away with a wet cloth and hot, soapy water. After the chrome parts dry, buff them up and spray WD-40 on the moving parts.
Now you know exactly how to clean a stroller, whether it be a regular or deep clean. Remember, cleaning your stroller frequently will make life easier, keep it germ-free, and prolong its usage. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your stroller, you’ll get a higher offer for a well-maintained one!