Laura asked: How can I clean my baby’s pram? I’m preparing to sell it on the used market, but I would like to ensure it is as clean and sanitary as possible before passing it on. There is no major staining or dirt, I’m just concerned about the sanitation level and making it as fresh as possible. Thank you!
For a safe, overall clean, you can’t beat the power of simple white vinegar. It serves as a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, making it an excellent alternative for fabrics that can’t be washed.
You Will Need:
- White vinegar
- Hot water
- Clean spray bottle
- Vacuum cleaner with hose attachment
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Before you begin, use the vacuum to remove all loose dust, dirt, and debris. You can also use a simple, inexpensive lint roller.
- Fill the spray bottle half full of vinegar, then add hot water until it’s almost full.
- Shake to mix.
- Begin to spray the pram with the vinegar solution. Thoroughly wet the fabric for best results.
- Wipe down any remaining surfaces, including the frame, handles, etc., with the vinegar solution.
- Once the pram is clean, set it out in the sun to allow it to dry. If that’s not possible, a sunny window or area with warm, dry heat will do.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If you need to speed up the drying process, set up fans or use a hair dryer.
- The initial vinegar smell will fade as the pram dries. Once the fabric is dry, you can use a fabric refresher if you’d like.
- Some prams have removable covers that are machine washable. If possible, remove the covers and wash, following the care instructions on the label.
- Another method is to use soapy water: mix a little dish liquid or baby laundry detergent in a bowl of water, then use a soft scrub brush to clean the fabric. Rinse thoroughly afterward.