When your baby stroller becomes contaminated, possibly with food, milk, saliva or other substances, you should clean it immediately. It is essential for your child's health. The nasty stroller is the perfect place to grow harmful bacteria, both for your child and for anyone. But, mainly, regular cleaning and maintenance will prevent a significant decrease in physical condition and guest value.


  • A vacuum cleaner

  • 2 towels

  • Small bucket of water

  • Some soap/detergent

  • Sponge

  • Scrubbing brush

  • Toothbrush.

(Remember that you should not use any bleach or whitening materials, as they can fade out of the nursery tissue.)

Cleaning the Fabric

To clean the baby stroller fabric, it must be completely emptied (we recommend doing this outside).

  1. Removal: Remove all that can be removed from the stroller: trays, napkins, blankets, and pillows.

  2. Mold check: Check for mold or fungus. If you find mold or mildew in the stroller, place some vinegar on the affected area and spray it with a small amount of baking soda and wait about an hour, or a mold cleaning agent (follow instructions on the cleaner.

  3. Scrub: Using a scrubbing brush, get areas where food is sticking. You may have to use Goo Gone, Goof Off, or another cleaning agent to remove gum/hard candy.

  4. Wash the fabric: Wash the fabric in the washing machine. Typically, it’s washer safe, but check manual to make sure.

  5. Dry the fabric: Check the stroller manual for drying instructions. Typically, after washing, you transfer the fabric to the dryer and dry on a normal setting for approximately 30 to 35 minutes.

  6. Repeat: Repeat, if necessary.

Cleaning the Stroller Body

  1. Vacuum the body of the baby stroller methodically.

  2. Use a towel to clean the body, and a scrubbing brush to remove tougher areas stained with food.

  3. Rinse with a hose.

  4. Dry.

  5. Inspect the body.

  6. Repeat, if necessary.

That’s It!

There you have it. This is my method for cleaning a stroller, and it works just fine. Of course, there are thousands of methods out there, and a ton of strollers are different. Please feel free to share your tricks and tips with Out of Sight Cleaning.

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