Cleaning and sanitizing your stroller can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Cleaning your stroller is the best way to ensure that you are not introducing harmful bacteria into your baby’s environment. This how-to guide will walk you through how to clean and sanitize your City Mini Double Stroller.
Steps on Cleaning and Sanitizing Your City Mini Double Stroller
Step 1. First, remove the seat padding. Lay it on top of a surface that can take some water damage (your kitchen countertop is fine) and spray with an all-natural cleaner/sanitiser like Seventh Generation Free & Clear Natural Cleaning Concentrate or Earth Friendly Products Orange Oil Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray for Household Items.
Step 2. Once the seat padding is damp, use a sponge or dish scrubber to remove any dirt and debris.
Step 3. Then spray with all-natural water-based cleaner/sanitiser on vinyl parts of your stroller like the handlebar grips, wheels, and footrests. These areas can’t be wiped down because they are too small for a cloth or paper towel so spraying them will ensure that you’re getting rid of bacteria as well as germs.
Step 4. Finally lay everything out in the sun until it’s completely dried – this should take about two hours if you live somewhere where there’s plenty of sunshine most days throughout the year (this how-to guide assumes that).
Otherwise, you’ll need to invest in an electric clothes dryer which might be a nice investment if you live in an area with unpredictable weather.
Step 5. Once everything is dry, store the stroller away from areas of high humidity like your basement or front porch and try not to leave it out overnight when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you Get Black Mold out of Fabric?
Bleach: Mix one part bleach into three parts water and use a sponge or scrubbing brush for stains that have dried.
White vinegar: if you don’t want to handle bleach, white vinegar is an alternative way how to get black mold out of fabric, just spray it on the stain using a plant mister bottle (or pour some into a bowl) then soak up with a paper towel and wash as usual.
Be aware this may also remove color from your stroller’s fabric so test in an inconspicuous area first before applying liberally over everything.
How to Sanitize a Disinfected Stroller?
Just like how to clean a stroller, it’s important to know how to sanitize your cleaned and disinfected stroller. Follow these steps:
Spray the entire surface of the stroller with Lysol spray or Clorox wipe. To ensure that you’re getting all surfaces – including where babies’ heads might be resting in between rides – go around each side of the handlebar from top to bottom, then do the same for any wheels without spokes (front wheel is always an exception since there are no spokes).
Once sprayed or wiped down, let dry for at least 15 minutes before storing away again. In humid climates, this may take up 24 hours so make sure not to store too close together
How do you Fold a Double City Mini?
Start with the seatbelts buckled and both seats as upright as possible.
Fold the top of the canopy towards your back, then fold one side down to form a triangle shape around that same edge.
Take hold of each handlebar, lift it between you and away from where your baby would be sitting (like how you’re doing an overhead press). It will create space for folding and tucking in the fabric while still holding close any items onboard or within reach.
Now take both handles into one hand so they are rigidly together like how you’d grip two ski poles and tilt them forward at about 30 degrees while pulling it through till there’s no slack left; this is how City Mini Double Strollers are folded.
How do you Remove the Canopy From a Baby Jogger?
The canopy can be removed from the stroller with a quick-release button – it’s how you remove most of your cloth items to wash them. The sunshade for the seats is there and will keep the baby covered while she enjoys her ride!
What are some Advantages of Using an Umbrella Stroller?
They have huge storage areas underneath, which isn’t much use if they’re not being used in rain or windy conditions but means that when folded up they take up less space than other styles as prams do.
It’s easy to get around tight corners because their design doesn’t need any turning radius.
In many cases, they weigh about as much as a large handbag (which might sound heavy, but it’s not when you compare them to how much a pram can weigh).
They fold up in seconds and are the perfect size for fitting into small spaces like large handbags or car boots.
They’re quick at opening and closing so if your baby needs some fresh air then they’ll be happy as long as their seat is clean!
What are some disadvantages of using an umbrella stroller?
If you’ve got more than one child of different ages who want to travel together, then this style probably isn’t going to work well because there’s only room for one person (or two children) per seat.
It doesn’t have any real protection from bad weather so if rain starts, you’ll need to shield your child from the elements.