When you have a baby or small child, you’re going to be using your stroller almost every day. Over time, that stroller is going to get covered in crumbs, drinks, and, unfortunately, bodily fluids. There’s no doubt about it – babies are messy! To keep things looking neat and your baby safe from germs, you’ll want to perform routine cleaning on your stroller with baby safe cleaning products.
Before you get started, here are a few things you’ll need to clean your baby stroller:
- Baby safe cleaning products (all-natural soap works best)
- A bucket filled with warm water
- A clean rag
- Cotton swabs
- A toothbrush
Follow these simple steps for cleaning your baby’s stroller:
- Check the owner’s manual
If you threw your owner’s manual away or lost it, look online for a digital copy. Read it through and look for any specific cleaning instructions. Depending on the material of your baby stroller, you may or may not be able to use certain products. The owner’s manual should be able to give you some insight into which products are both stroller and baby safe.
The manual will also be able to tell you how to take apart the stroller’s pieces and put them back together, so the stroller remains as safe as possible.
- Take apart the fabric from the stroller frame
Remove all the fabric and accessory of the stroller that you can so you can get into the crevices. More than likely, there will be months and months of crumbs built up in these places and dismantling the stroller will make it easier for you to reach and remove the crumbs.
- Remove loose crumbs and debris
Turn the fabric upside down and using a vacuum attachment, remove any loose crumbs and visible debris. Thereafter, flip the fabric back again and vacuum it thoroughly, especially the crevices. This will ultimately make the cleaning process much easier and faster.
- Clean the fabric
With a clean rag, warm water, and baby safe cleaning products, spot clean the stroller’s fabric. If there are any spots where is seems milk has dried or food has been rubbed into the fabric, a toothbrush should help to loosen it up.
If there are any removable covers on your stroller, wash them according to the fabric care instructions that should be found in the owner’s manual or on a tag attached to the stroller.
Avoid using harsh cleaning products like dish washing soap, bleach or rubbing alcohol as it may damage the fabric or caused the stains to set deeper into the fabric if used incorrectly.
- Dry thoroughly
Make sure all of the pieces of the stroller line dry completely before you put it back together and lay your baby in it. Do not use tumble dry in your washer machine or put under direct sun for more than an hour. If the stroller pieces are not completely dry, there is the risk of mould and rust which could be very harmful to a small child.
Once the pieces of the stroller are all completely dry, it’s time to put it all back together. Consult the owner’s manual once again to ensure that you are putting it back together correctly.
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