How to Clean a Stroller?

After five years of constant use, my Maclaren Triumph is looking a little worse for the wear. I’ve hosed it off a few times, but it seems like I’d have better luck pushing it through a car wash—it is that grimy. Any stroller cleaning tips?


  1. Some of them come apart easier than others, but I’m pretty sure they are supposed to be machine washable. I bought a stroller at a rummage sale and unscrewed about 20 screws to detach the fabric from the frame. Once that was done, though, I just tossed it in the washing machine and it came out looking new! 🙂

  2. Check the manual. Mine (Uppa Baby Vista) is pretty easy to take apart and throw in the washing machine. I have also had decent luck scrubbing it with a brush, hot water and dish detergent.

  3. I am so glad I asked this silly question! I don’t know why it NEVER occurred to me that I could wash it in the machine. I will try it today. It’s sunny out so I can even dry it in the sun. (That’s what keeps me from washing it all winter long–I’m afraid it will never, ever dry.)

  4. I don’t even have screws on the maclaren we have. It just slides into the front, the sides and back, then slide in the straps… easy! It comes apart as easy as it is to put back!

  5. the covers of mine all come off with heavy duty snaps. i throw those in the washer, and then wash all the plastic and metals parts with dr bronners soap and a microfiber towel

  6. My company CleanBeeBaby cleans strollers and car seats in Los Angeles! We steam clean everything and use a special eco-friendly enzyme cleaner to help kill bacteria from juice, milk, throw-up, you name it… We’re mobile and partner with baby stores all over the LA area to clean baby gear while moms are inside shopping (we also do car seats)!

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