Your sturdy pushchair has been right there with you and your little one for all kinds of adventures; muddy parks, snack time walks, you name it. But now, it’s time to give it a bit of love and the care it deserves. In this easy guide, we will take you step by step to clean up your pushchair and give it the rightful treatment it deserves after having served you and your baby for long. Let’s make your trusty ride cosy and good as new!
Essential Supplies for a Deep Clean of Your Pushchair
The items you will most likely need to ensure a clean and tidy pushchair include:
- Bowl of soapy water: make sure the water is warm
- Vacuum cleaner: for that deep cleaning from all nooks and crannies
- Scrubbing brush: scrub the dirt away
- Nail brush (or old toothbrush)
- Cloths: to wipe off all dirt and deep clean
- Spray bottle
- Microfiber cloth: to ensure deep cleaning
Steps on ‘How to Clean A Pushchair’:
- Use a vacuum cleaner with a flexible nozzle to effortlessly capture loose dirt and crumbs. Ensure thorough coverage, reaching into small gaps and challenging nooks, including any pockets and storage compartments.
- If any fabric components are detachable, take them off and launder them using a gentle cycle. Take all labels off and disassemble the pushchair.
- Wipe the pushchair with a towel and warm soapy water. Concentrate on stains, utilising a brush or toothbrush for ingrained marks. Don’t forget to clean the handles.
- Rinse and wipe the pushchair thoroughly with clean water, ensuring all soap is wiped away. Pay special attention to the wheels, giving them extra water if necessary.
- For persistent stains, utilise a child-safe stain remover along with a fabric brush or toothbrush.
- Once everything is clean and dry, reattach any removed fabric from step three. To prevent rust and mould, ensure the pushchair is completely dry before folding it away. Opt for air drying in the sun or at room temperature, which is optimal for both metal frames and fabric.
- Once your pushchair is revitalised and ready for use, consider investing in a seat liner. While it may seem like a simple addition, these liners are highly effective in protecting your pushchair. Easily removable, they can be tossed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle, ensuring they’re clean and ready for your next outing.
Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Pushchair Clean:
1. Regular Spot Cleaning:
Deal with spills and stains promptly to prevent them from setting in.
2. Weather Protection:
Use a rain cover or canopy to shield your pushchair from the elements.
When not in use, store your pushchair in a clean, dry area to prevent dust accumulation.
4. Shoe-Free Zone:
Encourage a no-shoe policy when using the pushchair to minimise dirt and debris.
5. Travel Bag:
Invest in a travel bag to protect your pushchair during transport and storage.