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how do I clean a stroller when I can't put it in the wash??

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KMR281 Fri 10-May-13 12:17:08

so, got out buggy/stroller thing from garage for DS3, but it smells a bit musty. I can't take the covers off to wash, I've had it out in the garden to air in the sunshine, but it's still musty. what I can wash it with to make it really nice and clean and fresh?? Mum suggested bleach, but I am worried that will actually bleach the covers and look awful. Buggy in reasonable condition, so would like to be able to use it without poor DS lying in garage-smelling buggy!

olivertheoctopus Fri 10-May-13 12:20:42

I'd just wash it all down with laundry detergent in water and leave it to dry. I guess you could try something like Febreze spray but I'd always rather try and wash the smell away rather than cover it up.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 10-May-13 12:22:22

Dettol do a mould and mildew spray that is apparently excellent at getting mank off pushchairs. My pushchair Hun friends swear by it.

Blowninonabreeze Fri 10-May-13 12:28:47

I've just used this company to come and collect my 7 year old travel system and fully clean and service it prior to the arrival of dc3

They collect by courier and turn around is about 10 days.

Not sure if it'd be worth it for your stroller, but I've been very impressed.

boardingschoolbaby Fri 10-May-13 12:33:31

Could you sponge it down with some biological detergent and hot water? Time consuming but would strip off most things without damaging any material.

KMR281 Fri 10-May-13 12:33:33

thanks! hadn't thought of just using laundry powder in water - will give that a go first.

Lemonylemon Fri 10-May-13 15:50:04

Make a paste of bicarb and water. Then scrub with a scrubbing brush. Rinse off using the garden hose. Might take a couple of goes to rinse it all off, but it works.

notso Fri 10-May-13 16:05:14

Steam cleaner?

Are you sure you can't get the covers off though, most come off if you are willing to do a bit of unscrewing.

RunDougalRunQuiteFast Sat 11-May-13 16:02:11

A steam cleaner is excellent for this, I did mine before handing it on to somebody else and it came up like new. The steam blasts out all the biscuit crumbs from the hidden corners, and also brought the colour back up beautifully.

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