Stroller Cleanup Time
As you may or may not know I am a total stroller junky. I have been known to buy a stroller on a really good sale use it for a while then sell it or find a great deal on a used stroller and clean it up then use it for a while and sell it to move on to the next stroller. The one exception to this are my single and double BOB Revolutions which I love and will have until the day no more stroller are required for my kids or probably any other family members kids who knows.
When you are a stroller junky like me you need to know how to clean your strollers to make them look great again. Now that the warm sunny weather has finally arrived it is a great time to clean your stroller and do some basic maintenance. The way I like to clean my strollers is first vacuum out any crumbs or chunks of stuff then on a nice sunny warm day take them outside and hose them down until they are soaked with water. Once soaked I take a sponge and a toothbrush or larger soft brush plus a bucket of warm soapy water (I use unscented dish soap other people love Dawn) and starting at the top of the stroller and scrubbing it down. The tooth brush works great on the straps and in crevices. After I have scrubbed down the whole stroller I rinse all the soap off and dry the metal parts down with a towel and let it dry in the sun. I know some people also use Oxiclean spray and spray down the stroller and let it sit in the sun before washing it to help with staining and mildew. Also some seat fabric that is removable like Uppababy and Baby Jogger you can wash in the washing machine just make sure to put it back on the frame to dry.
Once your stroller is nice and clean you should look it over for any maintenance it might need. If it has removable wheels take them off and wipe down the axles and clean out grit that might be in the axle shaft. You can lubricate the shaft with white grease or BuggyLOVE WheelLOVE and also you can put WD40 on brakes or squeaky shocks just make sure not to get it on the fabric as it stains.
Here are some online resources:
Cleaning a BOB
Cleaning a Baby Jogger
Cleaning a Bugaboo
Do you have any great trick for cleaning your stroller?
Molly, her husband, and their 4 and 6 year split their time between their little piece of the cape in Orleans and Cambridge. She was a kindergarten teacher before her oldest was born then became a SAHM. She loves running, books, supporting literacy, nature walks, arts, craft, knitting and sewing as well as being outside and on the beach!
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