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Tips & Tricks on Stroller Maintenance

Tips & Tricks on Stroller Maintenance

Goldtex Blog - Tips & Tricks on Stroller Maintenance

The purchase of a stroller can be expensive, therefore, a good maintenance will make it last longer and maybe long enough to pass it on to someone else after baby has outgrown it.

Here are a few easy tips and tricks to keep your strollers in good condition and  in great working shape.

  1. Clean Regularly: Wipe down the stroller regularly with a damp cloth to prevent dirt and grime from building up, which can cause damage and make it look worn out faster. Some parts such as wheels and storage baskets, easily clip off for an easy and thorough cleaning.

  2. Store Properly: Store your stroller in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources, which can cause fading of colours and damage to materials.

  3. Protect from Humidity: If your stroller is stored outside, make sure it is

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    covered and protected from humidity. Rain and snow can cause rust and mildew, which can make the stroller difficult to use and damage its appearance and structure.

  4. Check for Wear & Tear: Regularly inspect your stroller for signs of wear and tear, such as frayed fabric, broken zippers, or loose screws. Fix these issues as soon as they arise to prevent further damage and ensure the stroller lasts longer.

  5. Lubricate Moving Parts: Apply a silicone-based lubricant to any moving parts, such as wheels and hinges, to keep them moving smoothly preventing damage.

  6. Replace Worn Parts: Replace any parts that are worn out or damaged, such as wheels, brakes, and straps. Using worn out parts can make the stroller unsafe and reduce its lifespan. Reach out to us to order parts for your stroller.

  7. Use Appropriately: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for weight limits and usage, and avoid overloading the stroller. Improper use can put unnecessary stress on the stroller and cause it to wear out more quickly.

  8. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or

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    abrasive cleaners on your stroller. These can damage the materials, can be dangerous for baby and reduce the lifespan of the stroller.

  9. Regular Fixing Maintenance: Regular maintenance, such as tightening screws and bolts can help prevent damage and ensure that your stroller remains in good working condition.

  10. Proper Folding: Make sure to fold your stroller correctly, following the manufacturer's instructions. Improper folding can put undue stress on the stroller and lead to damage over time.

  11. Use a Storage Bag: Use a stroller storage bag or carry bag when travelling with the stroller as it allows you to travel with both of your hands on the handles. (link to JL childress stroller bag)

  12. Relese Brakes Completely: When releasing the brakes, ensure they are completely released. Some strollers require to press down or up on a foot pedal to release them. If not done all the way trough, it can cause deterioration of the brake system over time. This can lead to other problems such as defective locking and unlocking breaks (causing a friction sound when on the move).

  13. Use the Stroller for Baby Only: Avoid using the stroller as a transport

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    buggy. Overfilling the stroller with numerous heavy items can put extra strain on the strollers wheels which may lead to problems such as a damaged wheel base or structure of the stroller. Try to store a reasonable load of articles, considering the type of stroller that you use. For example, an umbrella stroller will have less strength than a full size stroller.

    By following these tips, you can help ensure your stroller will lasts for many years and will remain in good working condition, maybe good enough to pass it on to someone else or even for a second child in the family.

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