How do you maintain, clean and wash your pushchair?

stroller are undoubtedly the equipment most parents use for their children, especially in the first few months. However, this equipment is put to the test and requires regular maintenance to ensure baby's safety for many years to come.

So how do you clean your pushchair properly? Bebe2Luxe explains it all.

Cleaning a stroller with removable covers

To start with, we recommend that you opt for a pushchair with a removable cover, which is a very practical piece of equipment. All you have to do is unscrew the cover, remove the fabric and clean it. You have two choices: machine wash or hand wash.


Hand-washing the stroller

Si vous n’avez pas de machine à laver ou que le fabriquant le déconseille, que la housse de votre poussette ne peut pas se retirer, vous devez procéder à un nettoyage manuel. Pour cela, utilisez de l’eau tiède avec de la lessive liquide et quelques gouttes d’alcool ménager. Rincez et séchez soigneusement.

Basic pram cleaning

Basic cleaning of the pushchair includes care of the cover, but we also advise you to clean the chassis with water to remove any dust or mud, and to check for any rust.

Cleaning your pushchair

Vous pouvez également procéder à un nettoyage complet, plus poussé, de votre accessoire  poussette. On s’occupera alors aussi bien de son assise que de son châssis et de ses roues.

Daily cleaning of the stroller

On a daily basis, remember to adopt a few common sense reflexes, such as removing crumbs and dust with a hoover or by hand.Don't wait for stains to set in either! Use a clean, damp sponge soaked in washing-up liquid to remove them.

Occasional cleaning of your pushchair

To clean your pushchair occasionally (and completely), you first need to vacuum up all the dirt on it.

Next, dismantle the seat cover and the various parts that make up the pushchair, and clean them one by one. Take the opportunity to remove any crumbs or stains that have accumulated in hidden areas. Empty the pockets and storage areas several times and, finally, scrub the handlebars with soap and water.

You can also hose it down on the outside, then treat the stains by rubbing vigorously. Once everything is clean and dry, all you have to do is reassemble your child's pushchair.

Cleaning the chassis and metal frame of the pushchair

The chassis and metal frame of the pushchair also need to be looked after. Parents are advised to wash the metal frame with a sponge soaked in a solution of one litre of hot water with a few drops of washing-up liquid and 3 tablespoons of domestic spirit.

Cleaning the wheels on your stroller

To clean the wheels of your pushchair, they should be dusted regularly (dirt, sand, etc.) using a hoover. Next, remove any hair that may have become lodged in the wheel axles. Ideally, you should also take them apart and clean them with white vinegar.

Removing small stains

If stubborn stains remain despite thorough cleaning of your equipment, you can of course get rid of them. It all depends on the type of stain. Just follow our guide!

Mould or mildew stain

It's best to remove any mould stains from your pushchair before washing. Ammonia is very effective, but be careful when using it: wear gloves and avoid breathing the fumes! Pour the solution onto a cloth rolled into a ball, then dab the stain. Rinse and dry quickly.

Removing a grease stain from a pushchair

To get rid of a greasy stain on your pushchair, bicarbonate of soda is best. Simply pour the baking soda onto the stained area, then scrub with a brush to ensure that the fibres are well impregnated. Leave the solution to work for several hours before vacuuming, and you're done!

Removing a vomit stain from a pushchair

For vomit stains, nothing beats white vinegar after wiping off the excess with a clean cloth. If white vinegar is not available, sparkling water can be used.


Removing rust stains

Finally, to get rid of a rust stain, onions are the perfect partner. Simply cut it in 2 and rub it over the stain to make it disappear. 

Cleaning your pushchair's rain cover

Cleaning your pram also involves cleaning the components, such as the rain cover. Use a clean cloth soaked in white vinegar to wash it effectively and remove any small rain stains. You can also use methylated spirits.


What products should I use to clean my pushchair?

As you've seen, there are lots of products that can help you clean your pushchair. We recommend that you use natural products to keep your child's environment healthy. Generally speaking, for the plastic structure, a sponge soaked in soapy water and wrung out will do the trick. Abrasive sponges and powders are not recommended.

Disinfecting and deodorising your pushchair

Do you want your pushchair to be as clean as a whistle once you've finished washing it? Here are a few tips for disinfecting and deodorising it with care

White vinegar and bicarbonate

Parents are invited to pour the contents of a cup of bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and add 1 litre of white vinegar. After letting the solution foam and protecting your hands with gloves, rub the sponge soaked in the solution vigorously over the surface to be treated.

Household alcohol, water, lemon essential oil

You can also make up a mixture of 1.5 dl rubbing alcohol, 3.5 dl water and 5 drops of lemon essential oil and spray it evenly over the pushchair. Leave to dry in the open air.

Tea tree oil, bicarbonate, hot water

Tea tree essential oil can also disinfect and deodorise your pushchair. To create an effective solution yourself, mix 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate, 6 large spoonfuls of warm water and 8 drops of tea tree essential oil. Spray this solution on the surface to be treated and leave to dry.

Essential oils

Finally, essential oil can work wonders when mixed with the right ingredients. Make your own mixture using drops of essential oil and warm water, then spray evenly over the pushchair and leave to dry.

As you'll have realised, a pushchair, like all childcare equipment, needs to be looked after regularly, by disinfecting it, removing dust, stains and any dirt that may be present. The best thing to do is to opt for natural products and avoid chemical products, as this is a device dedicated to babies.

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