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A complete guide on how to clean a pushchair

A pushchair is an essential item for parents, but regular use can quickly accumulate dirt, stains, and grime. Proper cleaning will keep your pushchair looking fresh and help to ensure your child’s health and safety.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of effectively washing your pushchair to maintain its hygiene and longevity.

How to wash a pushchair?

Preparing for cleaning

Before diving into the cleaning process, gather all necessary supplies, such as mild detergent, a soft brush or sponge, warm water, a hose or bucket, and a cloth for drying. Remove accessories or detachable parts from the pushchair, such as the canopy, seat liner, and harness straps, for separate cleaning.

Spot cleaning

Begin by spot-cleaning any visible stains or spills on the fabric upholstery using a damp cloth or sponge. Gently dab at the affected areas with a mild detergent solution, avoiding harsh chemicals that may damage the fabric. You can use a gentle fabric stain remover following the manufacturer’s instructions for stubborn stains.

Cleaning the frame

Next, focus on cleaning the pushchair’s frame. Use a soft brush or sponge dipped in warm, soapy water to remove dirt and grime from the metal or plastic components. Pay close attention to crevices and joints where dirt tends to accumulate. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe dry with a cloth to prevent water spots.

Washing fabric components

Check the manufacturer’s instructions for washing guidelines for fabric components such as the seat liner, canopy, and harness straps. Usually, these items are machine washable on a gentle cycle using a mild detergent. Alternatively, you can hand wash them in a sink or bathtub with warm, soapy water. Allow the fabric to air dry completely before reattaching it.

Cleaning wheels and tyres

Pay attention to the wheels and tyres; they can collect dirt and debris from outdoor use. Use a brush or sponge to scrub the wheels with soapy water, paying special attention to the tread pattern. Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue, and ensure the wheels are completely dry before reattaching it.

Disinfecting surfaces

To eliminate germs and bacteria, especially during cold and flu season, consider disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as the handlebar and tray with a mild disinfectant spray or wipes. Allow the disinfectant to sit for the recommended contact time before wiping dry with a clean cloth.

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