This blog post will discuss how to clean and sanitize a used stroller so that it is safe for use by anyone.
Cleaning and sanitizing a used stroller is important to protect yourself, your family, and everyone else around you. How many people have touched the stroller before you?
How often has it been cleaned since its last use? How long ago was it last used? These questions are all things to keep in mind when cleaning a second-hand stroller. This blog post will discuss how to clean and sanitize a used stroller so that it is safe for use by anyone.
Steps on Cleaning and Sanitizing a Used Stroller
There are many ways you can clean your stroller. To get the best results, it is important that you start with a good outer surface cleaning and then use an appropriate disinfectant on any surfaces that come into contact with infants or children’s bare skin. Follow these steps for best results :
Step 1. Spray the stroller with a mist of water and scrub away any dirt using dish soap, detergent or other commercial cleaners. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the cleaning solution before proceeding to step two.
Step 2. Use an enzyme-based cleaner if possible as these are less toxic than others and will not leave behind nasty chemical smells that linger long after your job is done. Sprinkle on this product generously over the entire surface area of the stroller. Leave it for five minutes before wiping off with old newspapers or paper towels until there are no visible residues left on surfaces.
Step 3. Apply hydrogen peroxide diluted in warm water onto all surfaces without cracks (these could trap bacteria inside) such as tires, plastic panels, etcetera). Leave it for five minutes before wiping off with old newspapers or paper towels until there are no visible residues left on surfaces.
Step 4. Apply vinegar diluted in warm water to the fabric and plastic areas of a used stroller that cannot be removed such as handles, seats, etcetera). Leave it for one minute before wiping off with old newspapers or paper towels until there is no visible residue left on surfaces.
Step 5. Clean up any remaining mess by vacuuming all rough surfaces (to pick up dirt) using an attachment tool designed specifically for this purpose and disinfectant cleaner applied generously over the entire surface area of the vacuum’s head.
Blow out all crevices where dust can accumulate inside furniture, carpets and other items your children may have come in contact with using a blower attachment tool and disinfectant cleaner.
Step 6. Remove all vacuum debris by vacuuming again, or use an old toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt particles from the crevices of furniture your children have come in contact with.
Step 7. Apply professional-strength sanitiser (found at most grocery stores) over entire surfaces including wheels, fabric areas that can be removed such as seat handles etcetera). Leave it for one minute before wiping it off with newspapers or paper towels until there is no visible residue left on surfaces.
Step 8. Wash clean clothes like onesies and dresses were worn during the crawling/walking stage of the life cycle inside out to prevent bacteria build-up in those natural fibres which may irritate sensitive skin.
Step 9. Wash soiled clothes and bedding with hot water to kill bacteria. Air dry on a line or in the sun for optimal chemical reactions to occur releasing any remaining formaldehyde (or other chemicals) into the air which can cause respiratory problems.
Store clean items in an area that allows good circulation of fresh, unfiltered air like basements or garages when not being used. If storage is limited then periodically open windows just enough to let it flow through without letting dirt/dirt particles back inside.
Can you steam clean a stroller?
Steam cleaning a stroller can be tricky as the material of many, including cloth and plastic may melt or otherwise become damaged. It’s important to always check with the manufacturer before attempting this type of washing technique on your products.
Most manufacturers will not advise against it but they do recommend using caution when handling the product after steam has been applied.
How often should you clean my child’s stroller? How much time would I have between each use?
You’ll want to wipe down your childrens’ strollers after every use. This is just for general hygiene purposes so that any droplets from coughs/spitting up don’t linger in crevices which could lead to bacterial growth – particularly if those areas are hard to reach or cannot be wiped down easily.
How long does it take to clean a stroller?
That would depend on how dirty the stroller is, what type of material it’s made out of, and if you’re using any products that are safe for use with your product.
We recommend steaming off bacteria and germs from various surfaces in as little time as possible – typically between two minutes up to five minutes depending on surface area and materials used .
How do I know which cleaning method will work best for me? What if none seem completely effective enough for me? Should I just give up?
Nope! There are so many cleaning products on the market, it’s easy to find one that will work for your needs. Another great option is to mix and match different cleaners like soap or dishwashing liquid with water in a spray bottle.