Let’s talk dirty strollers.
Over the years I have had many strollers and no matter how pricey they were there was only ever one reason why I would throw them out. Dirt.
Not just like a crushed goldfish and spilled juice box dirt here but diaper blowouts, projectile vomit in the dead heat of summer, or mold. I came to terms with the fact that most strollers had a shelf life and mine expired when one of the kids spewed bodily fluids onto ours.
Do you have a similar story?
Can You Really Clean a Stroller Though?
I can’t. I mean I have tried many times but the results have either been:
- I can’t put the stroller back together again or
- It develops mold because it was not dried properly or
- Still has stains or
- All three
Just because I can’t do it doesn’t mean it is not possible and this week I have discovered that there is someone who can deep clean it, Stroller Spa Toronto. I don’t usually air my dirty laundry to anyone but my closest friends but I gave owner Liz Hysen my dirty stroller in a heartbeat…after making sure she wanted it of course. We had left our stroller outside in front of the laundry vent and can you guess what happened? MOLD. In the basket partnered with regular kid disgustingness meant that our Valco Snap was parked on the imaginary bench while we used our double stroller.
Stroller Spa Toronto
Stroller Spa Toronto is a stroller, car seat, baby gear and even nursery detailing service. They do it all and are conveniently located at Dupont and Symington in downtown Toronto although I totally took advantage of the courier service they provide. We have two strollers so us handing our single over was not a big deal but if you need a stroller while yours is getting fixed or cleaned Stroller Spa does provide loaners.
Liz doesn’t use any products that will harm your baby or the environment while deep cleaning your gear. Her products are non-scented, non-toxic and biodegradable all while working to get your gear in like-new condition.
Authorized Stroller Repair Centre for High-End Stroller Brands
If you have spent the big $$ on a high-end stroller like a Bugaboo, Uppababy, Valco, Baby Jogger, etc. then you can take your stroller to the Stroller Spa as they are an authorized repair centre. Liz carries new and used replacement parts and some repairs can even be done while you wait. The winter weather can wreak havoc on strollers so whether you need to do regular maintenance or have an emergency repair Stroller Spa is your place.
The Before and After Shot
So when Liz and I first started talking I was thinking I would probably sell my stroller after I got It back. Then I got it back and I fell back in love with it. It’s a beautiful stroller and I hate that I even thought about parting with it. Liz managed to get the mold out of the basket area and brightened up the stroller. The good thing about a grey stroller is it hides dirt very well. The bad thing is you don’t actually know how dirty it is unless its clean. Also, when I tried to clean the stroller myself during the summer and put the canopy in the washing machine I think I warped it. Visible in the before shot, the canopy would keep popping off the frame but Liz somehow got it to go back to normal, thanks, Liz!
Contact Stroller Spa
If you need your baby gear cleaned, fixed or maintained please head over to their website or email Liz at Liz@strollerspa.com or just call 647.763.8913.