Tips & Advice

A Guide to Keeping Your Stroller Clean

A woman and child with a stroller

As you embark on adventures with your little one, your stroller will soon become a trusted travel companion for every journey, from serene park strolls to bustling city escapades. Understandably, it can also become a magnet for crumbs, spills, and the inevitable dirt – which is why it’s important to learn how to clean your stroller properly. Routine stroller cleaning isn’t just about looks; it’s also about creating a safe and healthy environment for your child. Here are Britax’s straightforward steps to rejuvenating your stroller so you can keep it pristine and ready for wherever your next adventure takes you.

How to Clean a Stroller: Step-by-Step Cleaning and Care

1. Crumb Buster

Begin by vacuuming your stroller thoroughly to remove crumbs and debris, paying extra attention to the nooks and crannies where the backrest meets the seat. A handheld vacuum or a nozzle attachment will be your best tool for making quick work of any hidden snack remnants.

2. Fabric Refresh

Tackle the fabric areas with cold water and a gentle soap, using a damp cloth for an overall cleanse. For tougher spots, a soft fabric brush or an old toothbrush can work wonders without damaging the material. Afterward, pat the fabric dry with a towel and let it air-dry completely, ideally in a well-ventilated area. To preserve the integrity of your stroller, Britax advises against machine washing or drying the fabric components. The Britax CozyFit™ stroller insert and SafeWash stroller insert are exceptions. They’re both washer and dryer-friendly thanks to the fabric’s naturally flame-retardant properties. Always refer to your user guide for specific instructions on how to clean your stroller fabric.

Woman placing an insert into a child stroller.

3. Frame and Brake Check

Inspect the stroller’s frame and parking brake for debris that could impede functionality. Clean the frame with a damp cloth and mild soap, avoiding harsh chemicals that could damage the finish or compromise the material’s strength. This is also the perfect opportunity to make sure that the stroller brake is engaging correctly.

4. Wheel Care

The wheels, often the dirtiest part of the stroller, require special attention. Check their condition regularly, ensuring that they're ready to roll smoothly on your next outing. For a deep clean, remove the wheels (consult your user guide for how to release them) to access and clear away any accumulated dirt or debris.

5. Smart Storage

Proper storage is key to extending the life of your baby stroller. Be sure it’s completely dry before folding and storing it to prevent rust or mold. Keep the stroller in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight or extreme heat, which can cause damage over time. For long-term storage, cover the stroller to protect it from dust and avoid placing it under heavy items that could cause damage.

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Fresh as New

By following these simple care instructions, your Britax stroller will not only look great, but it will also continue to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable ride for your child on all your explorations. Regular cleaning can help maintain your stroller’s appearance, functionality, and longevity, ensuring it remains an indispensable part of your family’s adventures.

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