BOB strollers rank among the best jogging strollers. When you carry your baby in a BOB stroller and go out for a jog, sudden throw-ups, and spills of food are part and parcel of your life. Like any other product, a BOB stroller needs to be clean and maintained. So, if you are wondering how to clean the stroller, this article is for you. Find below a step-by-step guide to learn ways to clean a stroller perfectly without damaging it.
When You Should Clean Your BOB Stroller
Like any other gear, a BOB stroller must be clean and maintained periodically. But in case you don’t have enough time to invest, make sure you clean up the stroller in the following condition to maintain hygiene:
- Stroller with an unpleasant odor.
- Crumbs and snack leftovers are all over the seat.
- The surfaces of the stroller feel sticky.
- Signs of Spit-Ups all over the stroller.
Things you need to do to clean a BOB Stroller:
- Brush to dust off the dirt
- Terry-cloth towels
- A big bucket of water
- Laundry or dish soap
- Tiny brush or toothbrush
How to Clean Each Part of a BOB Stroller:
- Spray down the seat with water to clean the mess of the seat.
- Use soap and a sponge to remove hard stains.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove soapy water and let the seat air dry before storing or using it again.
- Inspect and remove any kind of dirt frame, brakes, or joints.
- Wipe the frame with soapy water.
- Wipe the frame dry to prevent rusting.
The fabric of the Bob strollers is washable. Here is how to clean it:
- Initially, remove the debris from the fabric
- Then soak it in mild soapy water.
- Lightly scrub the areas with dirt until it is clean.
- Rinse the fabric after it is cleaned and let it air dry.
Plastic and Metal Parts
- Remove any kind of debris from the metal parts using a brush.
- Use a wet cloth to wipe handles, wheels, frames, etc.
- Clean only the wheels with hose water.
- Avoid using heavy bleach or corrosive cleaning items to clean the plastics. The appearance of frames and handles get damaged from bleaching.
- Do not use soaps, metal bolts, and screws, as soaps damage the lubricants of the bolts.
How to clean wet mess:
- Wipe the area with damp or dry paper towels.
- Scoop up the bulk of the spill using a knife or spoon.
How to remove crumbs:
- Use a hand vacuum to suck up the crumbs.
Step By Step Process: How to Clean a Bob Stroller
Step 1: Vacuum the stroller
When your baby is snacking on the stroller, a spill crumb on the seat is highly likely. Vacuum the nooks and corners to get the crumbs out of the seat. Make sure to vacuum the pockets (if there is any residue) to prevent developing mold.
Step 2: Rinse the stroller with water
Use a high-pressure hose to remove any kind of dirt from the stroller. After thoroughly rinsing the stroller, keep it in the sun for air-dry. If you don’t have a high-pressure hose, take the stroller to the nearest car wash.
Step 3: Remove stain
Juice, chocolate milk, baby food leaves stain on the seat. Wet the stained area with mild soapy water and scrub it lightly to remove the stain. You can brush with soft bristles to remove the stain.
Step 4: Wipe the frame
You can use dry or wet clothes to remove the frame. Damp clothes help to remove stickiness from the frame.
Step 5: Lubricate the wheels
After washing the stroller, you need to lubricate the wheels to prevent squeaky wheels. Squeaky wheels hamper the smooth ride and make some annoying noises that make the ride unpleasant.
Step 6: Air dry the stroller
When cleaning all the stroller parts is done, leave the stroller in the sun to dry. Keep in the sun for two to three hours so that the stroller does not remain wet.
How to Clean Mold Off BOB Stroller
Mold developed in the stroller when you do not use it for a long time. The stroller can develop mold from your baby’s food while riding on the stroller. If you want to maintain the stroller for a more extended period, clean the stroller often so that molds don’t make it their habitat! If mold catches, the stroller will turn into trash.
In case mold starts to grow on your BOB stroller, the good news is it can be removed with some easy steps:
- Make a solution of non-mild soap or a solution of lemon, vinegar, and water to wet the area.
- Leave the solution on the mold for 1 to 2 hours.
- Take the stroller in an open space.
- Rinse the area with high-pressure water to remove mold.
Note: In case of a severe mold attack, you can use the solution of water and baking soda to remove the mold. BOB Gear recommends not to use non-bleach mild solutions on the BOB stroller to prevent any color damage.
Once the molds are removed, you can wash the stroller; a step-by-step process is mentioned above.
Top Tips For Taking Good Care of Your BOB Stroller
- Wash the fabric and seat of the stroller regularly to prevent foul odors and stickiness of the stroller.
- Always check tire pressure. If you find that one or more of your tires are flat, pump them with air using a regular bicycle tire pump. You need to patch or replace the tire’s inner tube when punctured.
- Always inspect that all screws, attachment points, and fasteners are perfectly fitted.
- Ensure the wheels are securely clamped– mainly the front wheel as it leads the stroller to go over curbs and bumps.
- We recommend taking your stroller to a designated BOB dealer for periodic inspection. You can call their Customer Service team for services or queries.
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