New Moms

How to Clean a Stroller in 6 Easy Steps

Once you start using it, you’ll be bringing your stroller everywhere—and that can mean picking up a whole lot of germs.

Person spraying the wheels of a stroller with Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Use our tips on how to clean a stroller to get the deepest clean you can, then rest easy every time your child rests in it knowing that she's safe from bacteria and germs. Sippy cups spills, rogue snack crumbs and potty training accidents are all common problems your stroller will probably face – let us show you how to clean a stroller so you're ready.

  1. Check your owner's manual, or if you lost it, check the manufacturer's website for any model-specific care instructions. These can also tell you how to dismantle certain parts of the stroller to get a deeper clean.
  2. Get rid of loose dirt and crumbs – using an attachment on your vacuum is a good way to do this.
  3. Use water and a gentle soap to spot clean the fabric of the stroller's basket. If your stroller has a removable cover or fabric, rinse or soak this in cool water, scrubbing at any stains.
  4. Once all the fabric is dry, follow up with a Lysol® Disinfectant Spray to refresh and sanitize the cloth.
  5. Wipe down hard parts of the stroller with a Lysol® Disinfecting Wipe, or, if there are a lot of them, use our Multi-Purpose Cleaner to clean every part. This includes handles. Don't forget the wheels of the stroller, they can pick up a lot of dirt. If your stroller has tires, consider giving them some pumps of air. If they aren't maneuvering smoothly give them a spritz of some lubricant.
  6. Store your stroller in a cool, dry place so that it won't get rusty, musty or mildewed.

Now that you know a little bit more about how to clean a stroller you can enjoy yours for years to come. Be sure to keep an eye out for important stroller information and recalls and in the meantime, keep on rolling with your baby or toddler!

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