How often should you check your pushchair?

  • Nov 30

As a parent, your pushchair would be used quite often to transport your child. Because of this you are bound to run into problems with your pushchair eventually (I mean we all know how children are don't we? It's only a matter of time). This is why you should on average check your pushchair at least once a month to make sure that it's in working condition. In this blog we will go over the advantages of checking your pushchair and the disadvantages of not checking.

Step 1).

For starters, you should try to check the toddler's seat or carrier for any kind of stains or damage. When it comes to cleaning stains the most you'll need would be a wet cloth and anti bacteria spray as it comes off very easily, the even more stubborn stains such as food and drink stains would require more work to get rid of. Sometimes you'll need to put them in the wash (some pushchairs will have a warning to say if they are machine washable or not so be sure to look to see if it does). If there is any kind of damage such as fabric scratches (ones that don't show the stuffing) then you should be able to wash them off with minimal effort though you would have to use a lot of effort to wash them off depending if they are only visible scratches on the fabric, if these are deep scratches where you are able to see the stuffing of the seat and aren't able to stitch it up by yourself it then you are better off going to your local tailor to try and get it fixed. 

Step 2).

Next you would have to focus on cleaning the frame of the pushchair, this is the most important part of the entire pushchair as if one part gets damaged then the whole pushchair is in danger of breaking or not working properly. To properly check your frame you would have to make sure the joints of the frame are in good condition, start by looking into the space inside of them to see if there is any dirt that could clog up the mechanisms, if there is try to use some silicon based spray to unclog and make it move again or if you don't have any silicone based spray with a cloth or pipe cleaner then that could also suffice. If there is physical damage to your pushchair then you may want to get an appointment booked to make sure that that it can be properly repaired and avoid further damage.

Step 3).

Lastly you would have to focus on the wheels, you'd want to make sure that your pushchair can actually move properly and not make that ungodly squeaking noise. Try and tackle the front wheels first and then move on to the back wheels as they are the noise culprit, just clean around the wheel part of the buggy with a wet wipe and once you get to the tyre parts you can start using soap and sponge as that is the part that would've suffered the most damage and would be the dirtiest parts. Once you've cleaned the wheels you should then use a silicon based spray to make the joints the joints where the wheel is connected, this is to make sure the wheels aren't making that annoying Squeaking sound.    

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